Good Morning Member and visitors, I just joined so not all my ducks are in a row just yet. i.e., (signature) I am replacing my "Pentair Variable Flow" 2" plumbing with a "Pentair Sta-Rite, IntelliflowXF or intelliproXF" sorry not sure which. it comes with an option for 3" pipes and claims it will handle an endless pool system.
My questions are as follow:
1. When upsizing pipes from 2" to 3" the amount of water they can handle will increase significantly, can I pull the extra water form an un-used water feature, such as a water fall? (I was considering taping the pipe before the pump, but after reading about valves perhaps after the water feature pump would be better, this would draw the water through the pump instead of installing a valve that could cut the water off to the pump).
2. can I stand the valve up like a "T" or should it be lade horizontally, flat to the ground? installing it vertically does not seam like it would hurt and would give me more options.
3. do I use purple primer, or is all purpose (CPVC PVC) oaky? I intend to use the red can Ottly all purpose glue (CPVC PVC ABS)
4. I am intending to install the pump with a 3" future endless pool, just a 3" pipe that I would like to ether put through the wall or "j" hook it over the edge. I will plumb 2X2" lines into one three inch line and then slit of one 2" to the 60 Pentair DE filter. This way I can run the pool off the existing 2" piping and then add an additional 2" of water that would normally go to the to the water feature, bypass the filter and channel all the water into the 3" pipe directly into the pool.
Thank you, I hope this does not sound like too much of a brain fart. If this sounds like a problem please let me know.
Best Regards Merry Christmas
60 DE Pentair filter, IG, Plaster, 2 skimmers, 17,000 gl, Salt, attached spa, Heater, (installing intelliproXF) (replacing Intellaflow VF) one water feature on standard 1 1/2 pentair pump, all 2" plumbing,