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    Question NEW Build Pump Size

    I'm building a gunite pool with attached spa. pool is 18 x 38 3.6ft to 6ft with 7x7 raised spa with 6 jets. pool will have 4 returns and 2 skimmers and main drains. I'm using all 2" pvc and pump is 12' from edge of pool. And do you need a blower on your jets.

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    Re: NEW Build Pump Size

    Welcome to TFP!

    You need to know the design flow rate of the jets to determine the ideal pump size.

    A blower is not required. Almost all modern jets will draw in air even without a blower. However, with a blower you get more bubbles that you would without.
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    Re: NEW Build Pump Size

    Thanks The jets are 15 gpm. And is it better to have 2 different pumps or should i do it with just 1

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