So I've been looking to move from my single speed pump to a VSP for my 10k gal pool and managed to pickup a SP2300VSP for a good price. I already had a Hayward 1HP pump so I wrongly assumed the connection points would be at same places....wrong. Therefore I am going to need to do some adjustments to mount the new pump. There is a t-adapter directly in front on the water inlet pipe.
I attached a picture, but I'm looking of the simplest way to mount the new pump and it seems like there are two possible ways:
1) finding a riser to mount the pump up higher (Do they make such a thing?) and extend one of the two pipes.
2) Put a couple of elbows in the front part (Would that cut down meaningfully on efficiency?) and extend the top pipe.