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    Separate Pump for features

    Hello all. I am considering running a separate Pump for water features in my new build and want your thoughts.

    15k gallon pool
    3 3ft sheer decent
    3 bubblers

    I want to have the ability to control sheer decent and bubblers independently of each other via easytouch.

    Should I run one massive 3hp vs intelliflo or two separate pumps? If I run two, what kind should I use?

    My energy rates are about 10 cents/kw

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    Re: Separate Pump for features

    Personally I would definitely run separate pumps. I can't make an educated suggestion on which pump to run...but a VS would be nice (adjustability in flow would be perfect to dial in the effect you want. my PB used a single speed pump for my waterfalls, and put a valve in it to alter flow characteristics....the sheer descents shot out 3 ft un obstructed. I suggested a smaller pump...he took another route (I don't agree with it, but I'll end up replacing with a VS when it craps out.)
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    Re: Separate Pump for features

    I am a big fan of my 3hp VS pump. It runs everything in my pool. Waterfall, skimmers, drain, solar panels all flow controlled by valves.

    Here is a newer, smaller Pentax VS pump
    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001
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    Re: Separate Pump for features

    I don't think the 3hp intelliflo will push everything at the same time. 3 bubblers amd 3 3ft sheer decents. Collectively that would need 150 gpm

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