After this swim season, I'm hoping to re-plumb this ole' 33K gallon, 9' ft deep pool. Currently it's mixed matched with 2" and 1-1/2" copper lines that are dire need of replacement.
As of today, I have (1) 2" main drain, (2) 1-1/2" returns, (2) 1-1/2" skimmers (1) 1-1/2" vacuum port all operated by a Hayward 1.5 HP pump and DE filter. My equipment pad is also below the water line.
A pool contractor was just here to take a look. He says that I only need (1) skimmer and that I can do away with the main drain and replace it with some type of anti vortex something or ruther that would by mounted to the sidewall of the pool..... I don't have a clue. All I want for sure is the vac port even though I will be using a Polaris robot 99% of the time, I need modern skimmer/s and I would prefer to move the equipment pad above the water level.
I've been reading a lot from this forum about hydraulics etc and I'm glad I have. Lot's of great info here guys.
How should this pool be plumbed?