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Thread: Pool build ... plumbing and automation questions

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    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Southwest Indiana

    Pool build ... plumbing and automation questions

    I have been going back and forth for the last 2 years about building a pool. Doing it myself ... hiring it done ..... back and forth.

    I finally agreed to have a builder put one in for me and he is supposed to start in 3 weeks. I am going through everything in my head trying to makes sure I get pretty much exactly what I want.

    18x36 IG liner pool. Sport bottom. Under coping auto cover. 3 deck jets. Steps across one entire end.

    Standard configuration from this builder is a single skimmer and 2 returns.

    I have been thinking of the equipment pad and what I might do for automation. He sells Hayward equipment .....

    I would like to add a second skimmer and a third return.

    For the equipment pad I am looking at the Hayward Pro Logic PL4. I would like it to control a Hayward Superpump VS, Hayward ColorLogic light (a single light), Hayward Turbocell and a single valve that would turn on the deck jets.

    Basically I would like my wife or kids to have a wireless terminal to push a button and turn on the lights or turn on the deck jets (which would increase pump speed as well as open the valve to the jets).

    In the future I will add a heater ..... just not right now.

    So ..... will the Hayward system be a decent option? Anything I am missing? Anything additional I should consider?
    19600 gallon 18x36 IG vinyl liner over full length steel steps. 4'x8' sun ledge. Sport bottom 3.5-6.5'.
    Hayward equipment including SP2600 VSP, Pro Logic, T-15, S210S sand filter, 140k Heat Pump and Colorlogic light.
    Under track auto cover.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Southern Ohio

    Re: Pool build ... plumbing and automation questions

    Can't help you too much as I am about to start a DIY on pretty much your exact configuration. However, based on info from some of the moderators here, I am putting in 2 skimmers and 4 returns but will not have any main drains. I'm sure more knowledgeable people will chime in. Good luck! Be sure to post pics! I will as well as soon as I start the dig!
    18x36 Lagoon vinyl IG DIY sport bottom 3.5-5-3.5 18K gal. Hayward Tri-Star 1 1/2 HP 2 Speed, Hayward 27" 350lb. sand filter, Hayward Aquarite w/ T-15, 1 skimmer, 2 returns, 2 step jets, 4 deck jets, 1 waterfall, TF-100

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