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    New inground - Equipment Review

    Hi everyone,

    Planning to get started on the dig for my 750 sq ft freeform + spillover spa.

    Would like to hear feedback on the equipment I'm planning -

    1x 3HP Intelliflo (Alternative is 2HP Jandy EPump) - Circulation and Spa pump - Not looking for super powerful jets
    1x Jandy Waterfeature Pump - Feeding 2 natural or 2x 3' sheer descents (Haven't decided), about 100' of plumbing - Is there a better option?
    Jandy AquaPure salt system
    Jandy Lxi 400k BTU Nat Gas heater
    Jandy 60 sq ft DE Filter
    3x Intellibrite lights (2 pool, 1 spa)
    Polaris 9400 - so I don't need a suction line for that

    6 total drains (2 spa, 2 pool circ, 2 waterfall loop), 2 skimmers, any recommendations for # of returns?


    Now as far as a controller scheme, I'm clueless of AquaLink vs Intellitouch. I don't understand what parts I need at all. I have an empty subpanel setup in house geared for this project, so I don't know if I need the loadcenter or what.

    Things I want to control -

    Pump speed
    Suction valve between spa and pool
    Return valve between spa and pool
    Valve to waterfalls
    Heater
    Landscape lighting


    Looking forward to feedback or opinions. I'm new to this so I want to get a good system.

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    Re: New inground - Equipment Review

    Quote Originally Posted by andyoi630
    Jandy 60 sq ft DE Filter
    We would recommend a minimum 84 sq. ft. DE filter (assuming ~30000 gallon pool...I assumed 5.5 ft average depth to get that).

    If you are going Jandy on the rest of the equipment, I would consider going with Jandy for the pump as well. Sometimes you get a greater warranty if a certain number of your equipment is the same brand. Also may work better for automation.
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    Re: New inground - Equipment Review

    Thanks for your reply.

    Who makes a good DE filter that size? Jandy seems to cap at 60sqft.

    I'm torn on going all Jandy or not.

    Intelliflo could in theory give me a little more power if needed, is slightly cheaper as well.
    I definitely hear that Intellibrites spread the color out better

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    Re: New inground - Equipment Review

    Quote Originally Posted by andyoi630
    ho makes a good DE filter that size? Jandy seems to cap at 60sqft.
    dooh ... sorry about that. Pentair makes residential DE filters up to 100 sq. ft. With that said, if you plan to stick with Jandy equipment, the 60 sq. ft. will work, you will just have to backwash it more often.
    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: New inground - Equipment Review

    Will look at Pentair. I don't know much changing the filter brand matters, it's not like there's any automatic integration for the filter.

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    Re: New inground - Equipment Review

    I think pentair requires something like 3 different pieces of equipment bought from them to extend the warrenty...I don't know about Jandy.
    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: New inground - Equipment Review

    Pentair requires 3 pieces of equipment bought on the same receipt and install by a certified professional and registration card filled out within 60 days. If you don't meet any of those requirements it's a 60 day warranty period.

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    Re: New inground - Equipment Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Keven
    Pentair requires 3 pieces of equipment bought on the same receipt and install by a certified professional and registration card filled out within 60 days. If you don't meet any of those requirements it's a 60 day warranty period.
    Thanks Kevin! Do you know if Jandy has a similar warranty extension program?
    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: New inground - Equipment Review

    If you buy equipment from a Pro Edge dealer and they install it comes with a 3 year warranty. If the dealer isn't a Pro Edge dealer you get a 1 year warranty.

    Another thing on Pentairs 60 day warranty is they do not cover labor just parts.

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