I'm considering doing the plumbing on my pool myself as the bids are over $5,000 and I can rent the mini excavator and buy the pipe myself and just get it done. I have questions on the critical parts.
The spa jets I found install guides for so I think I have that figured out.
The pool light niche? any special things to do there, is the shotcrete/gunite about 3 inches out from the steel?
Spa is more confusing as there is no steel for the bench, the previous plumber did spray where the bench would be so I guess the light just is so high up and steaked with a rebar to keep it in place?
What's the normal way to mount the skimmer, any nice instructions anywhere?
The pool is 11,000 gal, 15x30 with a spa included.
Was thinking the following pipes:
2.5" (or 2?) skimmer suction
2" separate PD suction tee'd double drains (side port) into 2" pipe
2" cleaner suction (might do robot anyway)
2.5" return to pool (plumber suggested just 3 return jets in pool) would tee into 2" loop with 2" tees and stubs.
2" deep heat pool return to pool by the drains (opposite pattern as PD) (just 2 return 2" stubs)
3" suction from 2? drains 2-2" into a tee to 3" or maybe I need 3 drains? 120GPM is the jet requirement. How would I plumb 3 drains?
3" return, tee into a 2" loop, waterway jets maybe on the loop.
Does the pool drain pipes need to be a certain depth under the steel? I don't have trenches for any pipes along the side or bottom of the pool so they would be just under the steel at this point, unless I notch out dirt to get it further from the steel.
Thanks for any help or pictures/links with help.