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    ADDING A WATER FEATURE...pump

    I have a pretty standard 18 x 36 pool with 1.25 HP pump on 2" line. Polaris 3/4 HP motor. Standard size sand filter ?

    Pumps are below water level by ~ 4'.

    The water feature will have 3 outlets and will be on top of pool deck and will prob use a 3/4HP dedicated motor at the below water level location. Supply water will need to be pumped up hill ~ 5' + ~ 40' run.

    ? Where can I tap in for supply water or do I need a ($$$) dedicated new supply. If I tap into the skimmer or the main drain return at the pump area can I run my feature (additional) pump simultaneously with the main filter and polaris pumps? Or is this just not possible?

    THX

    18 x 36' Liner ~26,000g, 1 Skimmer (Supply)- 2 & 1 1/2" pipe, 3 Returns (jets), HEAD- ?, FILTER- Hayward 12002, 230v, SWG- AUTOPILOT DIG-220, PUMP- Challenger 346204 w/ USA MOTOR (rebuilt) SF 1.25/,02, CLEANER- Polaris 280- AO Smith 3/4hp., FEATURE- Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump.

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    Re: ADDING A WATER FEATURE...pump

    All finished-
    18 x 36' Liner ~26,000g, 1 Skimmer (Supply)- 2 & 1 1/2" pipe, 3 Returns (jets), HEAD- ?, FILTER- Hayward 12002, 230v, SWG- AUTOPILOT DIG-220, PUMP- Challenger 346204 w/ USA MOTOR (rebuilt) SF 1.25/,02, CLEANER- Polaris 280- AO Smith 3/4hp., FEATURE- Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump.

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    Re: ADDING A WATER FEATURE...pump

    Wow that looks great Did you diy?

    What did you end up for a pump and plumbing?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: ADDING A WATER FEATURE...pump

    Ened up pretty standard---
    Plumbing and electric was DIY, Stone work- paid a mason friend, gas line paid to run yellow flex line off house.

    2" pipe with a 1 1/2" adapter off the Super Pump.

    (Two pipe fittings threaded into and out of pump...no leakeee vs main pump and polaris that have leaked for 13+ years with "professional" install...)



    This was a crazy idea of mine...a big shock absorber + the two support legs are just 2" "T's"... input welcome...



    Casualty... Someone "turned off system" by shutting off the valves leaving the motor to run all night...

    18 x 36' Liner ~26,000g, 1 Skimmer (Supply)- 2 & 1 1/2" pipe, 3 Returns (jets), HEAD- ?, FILTER- Hayward 12002, 230v, SWG- AUTOPILOT DIG-220, PUMP- Challenger 346204 w/ USA MOTOR (rebuilt) SF 1.25/,02, CLEANER- Polaris 280- AO Smith 3/4hp., FEATURE- Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump.

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