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Thread: Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

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    Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

    Hello everyone, so I was just getting ready to order the Hayward Ecostar and found myself having to choose between a $1100 SVRS model, and the "standard" $870 model without the vacuum release.
    Is the SVRS a big deal?

    I am building a new 12 X 25 inground with two drains t-connected. From what I was reading, the bottom drains that are sold nowadays have some sort of release system built in...and the pool cleaner suction will only operate at midnight on an automatic timer... Is there really a need for the Safety Vacuum Release?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the pool only drains / suctions water from the main drain, skimmer and the cleaner pipe right?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

    If your pool is designed and built to comply with the VGB act then you don't need the SVRS pump. That pump was designed for older non-compliant pools.
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    Re: Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

    Dave...I am actually building my owner, acting myself as a general contractor. I am doing it all by code, and sure hope I am following VGB act guidelines, although quite frankly this is the first I hear of it.

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    Re: Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssml11 View Post
    Dave...I am actually building my owner, acting myself as a general contractor. I am doing it all by code, and sure hope I am following VGB act guidelines, although quite frankly this is the first I hear of it.
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    Re: Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) A True Necessity?

    If you have 2 floor drains that are 36" apart and have the proper covers, then you do not need the SVRS pump.
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