Hello from a newbie,
After being in our home for a year, which was originally built in 1983, we have decided to take the plunge, no pun intended, and invest in all new pool/spa equipment, and actually have a spa, not a glorified waterfall!
The pool measures 29'x14' (without the spa portion and entry steps at shallow end) and is about 4.5' deep at the center. There are five eyeballs in the spa and spa drain, and four eyeballs in the pool with skimmer and main drain. The spa overflows into the pool as shown in the pics. Existing plumbing is 1.5" Figured the pool and spa is about 16k gallons max.
We have a poured a new 4'x4' slab for the pool heater, Step 1. Now comes the fun part. Below is a list of equipment we have selected: (a new 220v sub panel is being installed)
Pump: Pentair IntellifloXF
Filter: Pentair Clean and Clear RP Cartridge 200 sq. ft.
Heater: Aquacal T115
Chlorinator: Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital Nano
Equipment control: Zodiac AquaLink Z4 w/iAquaLink
So here are the questions:
1) Since the Pentair Intelliflo is 3HP, are the existing 1.5" PVC pipes adequate? Since it is variable speed, maybe it is not an issue. Or should I go with the Intelliflo I1 which is 1HP?
2) Is the Zodiac Aqualink a good choice for automation considering the pump is VS Pentair? Or should I go with Pentair automation?
Any other observations or advice is welcomes and appreciated.