I'll be installing a new pool shortly and want to create the "most efficient" pool plumbing, as my current electrical rates 31 cents/Kwh. I'm trying to conserve head feet and 90 degree turns. Note that where I live in CA, I have to keep 3 ft between the filter and heater (for eventual solar addition), and I have to program my pump to be 36 gpm or less (I have a 12,000 gal pool). All lines will be 2' and my filter will be a 320 sq ft one.
Is there a more efficient way to plumb than below? There's only 3 90, "+" degrees in the below. BTW, the pool pump will be below the water line of the pool. Also note that both the heater and filter have their inlets and outlets stacked on top of each other (not to the side/back as this diagram might suggest).
5 feet to pump
pool returns +
+ heater ----------------+