Hello everyone. We recently had to cut our pvc pipe (pipe from the skimmer and pipe to the return) to allow a deck build around our pool. We've used some "backwash" blue hose interim but it's time to get it back to pvc.
My question is about pipe size. We currently have 1.5". With our pump size and filter size would there be any value in increasing some of the piping to 2"? If so what parts or sections would be most important? From skimmer basket to pump? OR are we ok with the 1.5" we currently have?
Since our pump is so large I end up running just about everything on low. I have even started backwashing on low... To run our suction Kontiki floor cleaner however I have to have the pump on high and do worry about low water level in the pump basket at times. Would a larger pipe size help with that?
Sorry, I know nothing about pluming and trying to understand the "head loss" "flow rate" pump size lingo but honestly it's a bit overwhelming.... I am the main pool cleaner/chem gal. My hubby will do the heavy lifting and pipe work but he does not come on this site so I need to ask the right questions and try to explain it to him so it makes sense.