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    1 1/2" or 2" Pipe

    Greetings,


    Working on setting up the pool and have flexible hoses currently but would like to switch to rigid pipe. The pool is not that big but wondering if I should use 1 1/2 or 2 inch sized pipe. I looked through the hydraulics 101 post but I may be too dense to decipher the information. Lol.

    Schedule 40?

    Thanks.
    Paul

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    Re: 1 1/2" or 2" Pipe

    With your smaller pool/pump, 1.5" would be fine. You might get a little more flow with 2", but not sure it would be worth the added cost.

    My pool runs fine on a single 1.5" suction line.
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    Re: 1 1/2" or 2" Pipe

    Yes, schedule 40.

    I recommend 2" all the time because it really doesn't cost much more so it tends to be worth it even when it only makes a small difference.
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    Re: 1 1/2" or 2" Pipe

    I'm using 2 inch as the intex fittings that came with my pool are 2 inch... My pool is tiny compared to most...
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    Re: 1 1/2" or 2" Pipe

    Thanks for the advice. I will probably go with the 2".
    Paul

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