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    How to Pipe

    I am new with pools. Can someone tell me what valves I need between all the major parts? Like do I need check valves somewhere or just regular ones from Home Depot.
    26,700 gal (rectangular 18" x 36', CES 3'10" x 4'), IG, Vinyl, Hayward Super pump 1.5HP, sand filter-Hayward S244T, built roughly 5yrs ago I think, 1 1/2" pipe, TF-100, Well and city water available.

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    Re: How to Pipe

    Many of our members prefer Jandy never lube valves. You shouldn't need a check valve unless your equipment pad is way higher than the pool. You may also want to add unions between the pump and filter and the filter and pool ( or whatever equipment is next). If you can post a picture of your equipment pad that will help us give you more detailed advice.
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    Re: How to Pipe

    I replaced a stuck Jandy Never Lube 2" skimmer valve with a ball valve from Lowes. So much for never needing lubing. I also installed unions on it so I can lube it if I ever need to.
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    Re: How to Pipe

    The check valves you find at many home stores have about 10x the head loss as a Jandy check valve so that would not be my first choice.
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    Re: How to Pipe

    So here is a pick of my whole system. I think I have 2 chlorinators (gray container and hayward). Currently the heater doesn't seem to be connected. Can you tell me how to pipe it? Also want to put a valve in front of the heater so I can bypass it. Is that OK to do? Or a reason why I shouldn't? Thank you.
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    26,700 gal (rectangular 18" x 36', CES 3'10" x 4'), IG, Vinyl, Hayward Super pump 1.5HP, sand filter-Hayward S244T, built roughly 5yrs ago I think, 1 1/2" pipe, TF-100, Well and city water available.

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    Re: How to Pipe

    So what is wrong with the way it is plumbed now and why are you changing it? The heater may have been disconnected because it leaks and/or doesn't work.
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