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Thread: Please help:Pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner or not?

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    Please help:Pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner or not?

    I am getting close to signing a contract with a PB, which is offering as part of standard package pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner. Based on everything I've read I am leaning towards having a robot cleaner (aquabot 4WD, or dolphin 5). My question is should I ask PB not to do the pre-pluming and give me credit (I think around $200) or should I let him do it in case later on I decide to use pressure side cleaner, even though it seems not needed/unlikely to me at this point?

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    Re: Please help:Pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner or no

    I would do it just to have that extra return in the pool. It's pressure side so, even if you don't use it with its own pump as a cleaner you could plumb it in as an extra return for One of those pool skimmers that's run off your return line."poolskim.com"
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    Re: Please help:Pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner or no

    I'd do it. Who knows what new technology they'll have in ten years? And you'll already have a pipe nicely embedded in the pool wall and up through the deck to the equipment pad.
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    Re: Please help:Pre-plumbing for pressure side cleaner or no

    thanks for the quick response, sounds like I will ask him to install, can't hurt I will post full bid and project details once I sign contract and work is to start.
    34x15, 17K Fiberglass In-Ground Leisure Morroccan SWG, 1 1/2HP 2 speed SuperfFlo pump, Pentair Intellichlor SWG, Pentair Clean & Clear 320 cartridge filter, Pentair EasyTouch 8 panel, 4 returns, 1 skimmer, Installed August 2013, Fiberstar 3-color LEDs, AquaBot AWD robot cleaner, Pentair Easy Touch 8 Wireless remote.

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