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    mcmeekin's Avatar
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    Apr 2007

    pump for slide?

    We're going to get a custom slide made for our pool. So far about 30 feet long coming from an upper deck. The water coming to the current slide may be too small of a flow. The current specs say 200 gpm.
    Anybody out there got such a slide? Would a booster pump intended for a cleaner do the job? Can that be added to current plumbing? Does that kind of flow go through 2 skimmers? We don't have a main drain. only skimmers.

    I'm just trying to think ahead to the plumbing. the slide is in the design stage now. They are not a local company to me. the slide will be shipped and I arrange install.

    Thanks for any insight.

    upstate SC , 11K gal IG vinyl liner, 1HP superflo, Pentair DE filter, AE-Ti Heatpump, Aquarite SWG, Colorsplash LED,2 Bubblers, 4 Deck jets, Small interfab slide (3.5'), Coverstar opaque blue automatic cover.
    install completed 7/5/2007

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    Re: pump for slide?

    200 GPM is a LOT of water, your talking about full flow at around 20 feet of head lift of a 2 - 2.5 HP pump
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    Re: pump for slide?

    I think I run about 1 GPM max on my slide otherwise the water just shoots out and over the slide
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