I've been in this place for a little over a year and I never paid much attention to the pool workings, a company dealt with it. Trouble is these guys were constantly billing me for parts, like bearings for pumps and 2 timers in one year. I finally had enough and decided to do things myself.
After reading about the subject I got the suspicion my whole system made no sense.
Now for the numbers, the pool is 12.5k gallons IG, the avg. dist. to pool is 35ft. I chlorinate manually, there's 3 skimmer and 5 jets. The hardware is 2x1.5HP Hayward Superpumps, single speed running concurrently on timer, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter, 400lbs, and finally a Pahlen Electric Resistive Heater, 415V.
My queries are as follows:
1. Is the equipment overkill for the pool size? Or did they have it right? The pipes are all 2".
2. When the last timer blew, i switched it for a 1 pst old school clock timer, 30A, that hooked up to just one pump. Is one pump enough or should I utilise the second one as well? Timer is set at 2hr ON 4hr OFF.
3. My most pressing issue is the heater. The pool is indoors and is cold as heck. When this heater runs it is marvelous. Problem is, when I just hooked the one pump the heater just wouldn't kick in. My guess its because the flow isn't sufficient, so how can I fix it? I don't want to change the configuration if I don't have to so any ideas? Should I remove the Flowrate sensor switch and just run the heater on a timer or is that too dangerous?
Any help welcome. Thanks in advance!
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