Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Plumbing advice

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    5

    Plumbing advice

    Hi evebody,

    I'm in the process to rethink all the composant of my pool. At this point I have few of them:

    - Jandy CL460 filter
    - ecopump EP1 2 speed 0.75/1.25HP
    - new vinyl liner 15x24

    I'm about to buy:

    - 2" flex pipes
    - 1 x Jandy diverter 3 ports 2/2.5" (model #4717)
    - 4 x Jandy 2 port valve 2/2.5" (model 4716)
    - some unions

    Result of my thinking is represented here:



    What do you think? Is the hardpipe plump is a better option?

    Thank you guys
    Oval AG vinyl 15x24, 4 feet depth, around 10K gal, 1.25 true HP 2 speed EcoPump EP-1 50 GPM, filter (trying to figure out which one), chlorine feeder

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Plumbing advice

    Hard plumbing is certainly a better option if possible.

    Why do you have so many valves on the suction side? You could just have the single 3-way valve (BTW, much better to have the common pipe in the middle port, in this case, make the middle port go to the pump).

    If you just need to shut the flow for cleaning the pump/filter, then #3 would be sufficient and save $100 by not getting #1 and #2.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    5

    Re: Plumbing advice

    Hi Jason,

    Thank you for the response. for the suction part, I've put valve 1 and 2 just in case I have to service the 3 port valve. Next question I had in mind while doing this: how often the 3 port valve need to be serviced? not so often so valves 1 and 2 can go

    thank you for your suggestion!!
    Oval AG vinyl 15x24, 4 feet depth, around 10K gal, 1.25 true HP 2 speed EcoPump EP-1 50 GPM, filter (trying to figure out which one), chlorine feeder

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Plumbing advice

    The valve should not hardly ever need servicing. What would you do when you have to "service" the 2 way valves?

    It is easy to plug the skimmer/vac port and cover the floor drain.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    5

    Re: Plumbing advice

    oh I see!!!! so valve 1 and 2 are out!

    Few thing to buy and I'm ready for the installation.

    Thank you Jason for the advices!
    Oval AG vinyl 15x24, 4 feet depth, around 10K gal, 1.25 true HP 2 speed EcoPump EP-1 50 GPM, filter (trying to figure out which one), chlorine feeder

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    East TN
    Posts
    309

    Re: Plumbing advice

    We used to have a flex pipe from the filter to the return and it would shake the metal where the return fitting goes. After pvc plumbing it doesnt shake. Ours is 1.5" pipe.
    18,000 Gallon Aboveground. Sand Filter with 2HP 2 speed Pump.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •