First off I would like to say thanks spin advance and please forgive my newbie questions.
I will start with what I have setup:
Intex 18'x48" round ultra frame above ground pool box states about 6700g at 90% full
Intex saltwater chlorination with filter (stock pump never even went there)
Clear solar blanket
Just got my Hayward skimmer box (not installed yet)
What I build was 2 500' 1/2" black irrigation hose (the stuff from home depot) rolled into a circular pattern and placed in series (just read more on running Parallel instead). The are on top of my shed now and run down and across to my pool. I am attempting to run a 1/4hp well sump pump rated at 2600gph, up to 26' at 1.25" pipe that I bought from harbor fright. I though this would work, but yeah you guys are most likely laughing at me know. After reducing the pipe at the pump it now has way too much head pressure and no water is getting pumped to my solar panel. Please help me figure out how to get this to work. My wife's going to kill me for building all this and nothing is working. I'm on a tight budget now, so I can just go out and buy a bunch of new pumps and hosing and adapters without someone guiding me in the right direction. I now have a sumo pump that I can't return with out a 25% restocking fee.
Try brains been trying to figure out how to get it all to work with minimal extra costs. One thought I had and please let me know if this would even work, is to run a 1.25" hose from the sump all the way to the roof. Then T it off to the two 1/2" rolls (500' each) then back together and back to the pool still at 1/2" or back to a T and back to a pool 1.25" hose again. Would this even work???? I'm scared now to even try anything.
Thanks everyone for reading this and I look forward to some good solutions, idea, and even some Ha what were you thinking comments.