So I've recently been considering hard plumbing our pool lines to utilize the beneftis of placing some valves at the skimmer and return as well as the advantages of using Unions to quicky attach/detach the lines. I'm in the beginning phases of looking at what parts I'd need to do it and I'll throw my first question down here. I'd need to plumb 3 separate connections:
1. Skimmer to Pump
2. Pump to Sand Filter
3. Sand Filter Back to Return
The part so far that has me boggled is finding the right starting PVC fitting/piece to use on both the return and the skimmers. I currently have a skimmer right now that has (what i believe to be a standard threaded) pool adapter coming out of the bottom of it :
That pool adapter allows me to currently put flexible hoses on it using pool hose clamps. But in going to a hard plumbed solution, maybe that piece is no longer needed. With that said :
For building Segment 1 (Skimmer to Pump), I'm assuming I need to remove that pool adapter. I would like Segment 1 to be something like :
Skimmer : <what should go here> : Union w/ Ball Valve : Some PVC Pipe : Union : Pump
It's that first piece after the skimmer that has me stumped.
Question : What kinda of PVC piece do i need to go between the skimmer and Union (shown in a link below)
Here is the Union w/ Ball Valve I was going to use :
I hope I've done a good enough job of trying to present this as visual as possible.
And thanks ahead of time for looking at this ,