Hi guys - I am new to this forum and very new to the pool world - as we have adopted an 55,000 Litre in ground pool with the house we bought - so i have a few questions if I may on this wonderful forum.
I am replacing my pump - and I also need to move it. So I need to change my piping as well - so I will take he opportunity to change piping from 40mm to 50mm (as the new pump I am getting is a DC 3 speed one).
Here are my questions:
1. My skimmer box still has 40mm outlet - is it ok to put a 40mm to 50mm connector here - or will the 40mm on the skimmer cause more friction/bottle neck.
2. My sand filter also has 40mm connectors - it is best to change my sand filter to one that has 50mm connectors as well? or will a 50mm to 40mm reducer be fine here as well. Keep in mind my new pump will be about 12m from the skimmer box.
3. Is it best to have 50mm piping or 40mm piping from the filter back to the pool? I am thinking that 40mm may cause more pressure with the water coming back to the pool - which is better for circulation - especially when using pump at low speed....or is it better to keep it at 50mm for less friction.
My aim is to set up an optium system to reduce running costs - so now is the time to get it right.
Your feedback would be appreciated.