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    replumbing another filter and pump

    Happy Friday!

    I hope to have the pool up and running this weekend to clean up the Black Hole. I will be connecting a new pump and filter as the old pump was broken. I do have the the old DE filter for sale, if anybody is interested in MA. There are two pipes coming out of the ground, I guess no main drain, not sure how this effects cleaning. I marked the pipes before disconnecting old filter to make sure I have flow right (what happens if it is reversed by the way). The diagram is how I plan to plumb it. Let me know if its feasible. And the picture is just the equipment pad un connected but ready to go.

    Thanks




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    Re: replumbing another filter and pump

    If you reverse the pipes the skimmer won't skim and the circulation won't be very good, but nothing will break or go permanently wrong.
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    Re: replumbing another filter and pump

    Is the new filter a cartridge filter or DE? If the new one is DE, won't you need a way to backflush it?
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    Re: replumbing another filter and pump

    sargent, its a cartridge filter, The old one that was there was DE. Not sure how or where the backflushed it. It was a short sale house and unfortunately not maintained to well
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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