I am going to move my plumbing under my screened porch. And I am want to upgrade
some of my equipment while I’m at it. So that leads to some questions.
My pool and equipment (Northern Virginia):
Pool: dark plaster, 17‘X39‘X4.5’ with two small sitting areas (about 25,000 gals)
Filter pump: 2HP Centurion/Pentair single speed
Booster pump: Century 3/4 HP pressure side with Polaris 280
Filter: Triton II TR-60 sand pump
SWCG: Circupool RJ45
Heater: Teledyne Laars Series 2
We opened the pool the first summer (5 years ago). I deployed overseas for two months
and no one refilled the pool while I was gone. I bought new o-rings, etc for both pumps, but
I think replacement may be a better option at this point.
The second summer, I kind of got it running long enough to add the SWCG, but it had about
an inch of algae on the bottom (still there, I believe). The pumps would run, but there wasn’t
enough suction for the vacuum to pull it up.
I have uncovered the plumbing lines. I found one that is not connected at all, that is labeled
“Pool Drain Return.” I found the line underground and uncapped. One of the skimmers doesn’t
work. It appears that there is an outlet for a water feature of some kind, but I don’t think that
The center line to the filter pump is routed through a "T" to the left of the left valve. Any thoughts
on why they would have plumbed it that way?
Please chime in on any and all aspects of this plan. Thanks in advance.
Circuit breakers and control: Intermatic PE30065C Control panel with remote.
Filter Pump: IntelliFlo Variable Speed (011018). 3HP (Talks directly with control panel)
Robot (No booster pump): Dolphin Premier or Quest
Filter: use same filter. remove sand and move. Should I replace the sand?
Gas heater: No Change
Solar heater: Add EvoSun Solar Pool Heater ($347).
Is a 3HP VS pump overkill?
If so, I probably don’t need that control panel. I wanted a digital control panel, not a
If I get a robot, should I keep the plumbing for for the Polaris? Any thoughts on those two robots?
I plan to use the same filter and move it onto the old hot tub concrete slab under the porch.
Should I replace the sand or reuse the sand?
Should I add the solar heater? Significantly more plumbing and unsightly pipes running down the
side of the house from the roof.
Still reading?? I think I would need to break up some of the pool deck to fix the other skimmer.
If I were to do that, I should probably redo the whole pool deck. It seems to be sinking in a couple
of places and have some cracks. That seems like a pretty expensive fix. Thanks again for any
thoughts and advice. Mule