New to site - Excited about finding it. First time pool builder (15 x 32 sport pool, no spa or water features). Plan on doing Dig, plumbing, electrical, tile & equipment install myself, contract out remaining items.
My pool designer had the main drains running back to skimmer using 3" line (told me for this size pool, that's standard design). I'm changing his design and running a dedicated 2.5" main drain back to equipment, then running a 2.5" from skimmer back to equipment. I'm also considering installing a 2.5" equalizer line off the skimmer to prevent the low water level issue from the skimmer.
1. is this over kill?
2. Anyone install an equalizer line in their pool?
3. Can I just run one equalizer line, or do I need to have two lines coming into pool, just like main drains? My thinking is that the skimmer should act as one of the drain, with the single equalizer being the 2nd drain from the skimmer???
Expect many more questions coming, and I very much welcome any advise/experience anyone is willing to provide.