I am replacing an old single speed 2HP pump (Purex Ultraflow) with a Haward Ecostar VS Pump, the issue I am facing is the new pump is 26.1" in length requiring a 3" min clearance at the rear of the pump for air movement and a 5x the diameter of the inflo pipe for the horizontal line going into the pump on the suction side.
That makes the overall length required to be 39.1" however I don't have that distance between where the current skimmer lines come in and the house.
My thoughts are 2 options:
1. I could dig up the plumbing and make a 45 out away from the pump and up to vertical and 90 to make up the distance required
2. Rotate the pump 90 degrees from its current position and have one of the horizontals of the skimmer line longer than the other before meeting the valve then have the 10" of 2" pipe to the pump.
I will have to cut all existing plumbing between the spider valve and skimmer lines either way.photo 1.JPGphoto 2.JPGphoto 3.JPGAttachment 28223
Dont' know what the best method would be to optimize flow. I would rather go with Option 2 but would do whatever is the correct way regardless of labor.
I have added pics. Thanks to all who help.