Hey all. We are having a new pool put in. They are almost done with excavation and should start with the forms tomorrow or Friday. I'm expecting that plumbing will begin on Monday.
My pool is a free form pool - that will be mostly kidney shaped. It will range from 3.5' to 5.5' and will be about 37 feet long and about 19ft at its widest. The current plan calls for 2 skimmers and two floor/main drains in the deep end. Based on what I've read on there - that all seems good.
My questions are:
1. how many returns/jets should I expect/insist on? The plan calls for two 'zones' in a sense - with a hydro-bench with jets and then the main jets.
2. They are currently planning to use 1.5" black poly for the lines. Based on what I've read here, the pipe seems okay but the size to smaller than most prefer. I've found the pool company to be flexible and willing to work - so I'm going to ask for 2" lines. My question is - is it reasonable (or not a good idea) to ask for all lines to be 'home run' to the pad? So each of the skimmers and the main drain line (assume the two drains are connected). And then all the returns for the jets to be separate lines? I'd like to then had a manifold for each side with their own valves so I can adjust as needed.
I'm looking forward to this system. I love these sorts of things and can't wait for something else to play with
Thanks for your help!