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Thread: Salt Cell pipe sizing

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    Salt Cell pipe sizing

    I am using the Hayward T-Cell for my new pool build. The return pipes to the pool are 2.5 inches. The piping on the pump is 2.5, the piping on the filter is 2.5. The piping on the heater is 2.5. Why isn't there an option for the salt cell in 2.5???????

    Seems like the 2 inch just puts a restriction in the whole system.


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    Re: Salt Cell pipe sizing

    Not an expert here, but I think 2.5 inch pvc pipe for a pool is not common at all.
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    Re: Salt Cell pipe sizing

    A short section of 2" pipe for the SWG in a 2 1/2" system will hardly make any difference at all. What matters is the average pipe size, not the smallest or largest pipe size. A short section of 2" will hardly effect the average size at all.
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    Re: Salt Cell pipe sizing

    The cell only needs about 13 gpm to activate. Most piping I the industry is 2". Use a reducer bushing. It will not choke the cell.
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