I was referred to the forum by one of the members and I found it extremely useful for new pool owner like myself (1 month experience). I decided to upgrade my pool station a little and just purchased IntelliFlo 011018 pump to replace old Hayward 1.5 HP one which is currently there mostly to lower electric bill and reduce noise. I'd like to understand the purpose of some of my current install first:
1. Dump pipe- does it need to have that many elbows and make a U part to create a water block for the air from sewer pipe as the valve is going to be closed anyway:
2. Outlet pipe- does it need to have so many turns as it doesn't go anywhere but filter valve inlet only:
3. Overall design- IntelliFlo manual requires to have 10 inlet pipe diameters of straight pipe run in front of it. My current install is quite the opposite- should I change it to comply with the manual:
Any input is greatly appreciated.