New member, first post. I just found this site the other day, and have read a lot of great information. Pretty awesome.
Pool being built:
Gunite, in ground
L-43' x W-16', 3.5' to 8' deep
20' x 9' sun shelf off the side of the pool, 12" deep w/ 6'x6' island
7x7 spa off the other side w/ spillway
Pentair intelliflo VS pump
Pentair 520 filter
3 Pentair deck jets
4' sheer waterfall
The equipment pad is going to be right on the side of the pool, 5ft away.
Pool is dug out, and thank goodness I found this site before they plumbed. The hole has been sitting for over a month but this is a good thing because after I read some things on here and hearing what they were going to do..... would've bummed me out.
1 skimmer and 1 main drain tied together, with 3 returns tied together. The customer service got terrible right after I signed the contract, can't talk to the plumber, they act like I'm irritating them. I can't wait for this to be over.
I would like to do plumbing overkill and have a super nice, efficient system. Sorry if ya'll have answered these questions a million times.
So from what I've read I should:
Use 2.5" pvc sch. 40 everywhere for everything???
2 skimmers w/ homeruns to jandy neverlubes????
1 main drain w homerun to jandy neverlube???
6 returns, all with homeruns to jandy neverlubes???
3' spa plumbing??
8 jets for 4 seats, 1 high 1 low
1 pressure line for Polaris type cleaner
I just decided to add the spa so they have to come back and dig it out, all I know is that it comes with 4 jets.
I'm going to have to explain to them how to plumb it and I'm extremely ignorant. But I don't trust them to do it on their own, and I can't ask them for advice because they don't want change anything.
Should I do 3 skimmers? I don't have any trees over it, just wondered if 3 might be better. Or 4???
How many main drains? Just 2 in the deep end? Or more???
How should the deck jets be plumbed? What pump?
How should the waterfall be plumbed? Do I run that off the intelliflo vsp? Or???
How should I advise them to plumb the spa correctly??
Do all spa jets get homeruns?
What pump for spa?? Would I use a VS pump or adjustable flow jets???
Which jets do you recommend? Waterway's?
How would the pressure line be plumbed?? Which pump??
I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch more questions I have, but any info would be great. Thanks a lot!