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    Hayward automation cost

    How much should this add to my build, which already includes the t 940 cell?
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    Hayward automation cost

    I'm getting really confused here. PB quoted Hayward equipment (Tri-star VS 950 pump, AquaRite T Cell 940, Swim clear Multi 425 filter, Hayward 400,000 BTU heater, 4 pool lights). When I asked about additional cost for automation, I was quoted $3K for Omnihub. Do I need different pump and SWG...
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    Huge cost difference Hayward / Pentair

    Thanks! at what maximum elevation difference would priming not be a concern (as in - there's no need for any of these modifications, even with a heater)? 4 ft? 6 ft? I can look for alternative locations.
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    Huge cost difference Hayward / Pentair

    Will both pumps usually run at low RPMs if the pool is 60-70ft away from it, and also the pump is 8ft higher, + 2 skimmers? I read that it is related to THD, but I'm not sure what a typical THD for this kind of installation.
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    Huge cost difference Hayward / Pentair

    Turns out the PB quoted Intellicenter automation together with the Intelliflo VSF and IC40. He say that this pump needs the automation system, and if I don't want the Intellicenter I need a different Pentair pump. Is it true that the Intelliflo VSF must be bundled with an automation system...
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    Huge cost difference Hayward / Pentair

    I received a quote from a pool builder for an IG fiberglass pool with Hayward equipment. I asked for a revised quote with Pentair equipment (the PB works with both), and it came out $8K more expensive (?!). The reason I prefer Pentair pump is because it can be installed 10 ft above the water...
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    Fiberglass IG pool on sloped yard

    Very nice! I see in your build pictures that the pool was partially above ground when it was placed. What materials were used to fill around it? I didn't get that from the pics. Also, was any concrete rebar collar used for stabilizing the pool?
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    Fiberglass IG pool on sloped yard

    I'm talking to a PB about installing an inground 40*16 pool in my seriously sloped backyard. It involves raising the yard by a few feet. The shallow part is currently above ground and the deep end is just 2.5 ft into the soil. This is before we fill the yard. This all means that we'll bring...
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    Hayward automation, SWG + autocover

    I read somewhere here that it's possible to connect the rotatory encoder sensor of a Cover Star auto cover to the pentair Intellicenter, for the purpose of automatically reducing chemicals from the SWG when the cover is closed. Is the same setup possible with Hayward's automation systems? Which...
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    Hayward pump 8-9 feet above water line?

    Also, Noob here, I don't really know the amount of flow I need.. No hot tub or infinity edge pool. The pool is a Leisure pools Pinnacle 40 rectangular pool. Size 40' x 15.5'. https://leisurepoolsusa.com/fiberglass-swimming-pools/the-pinnacle/
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    Hayward pump 8-9 feet above water line?

    > You should have at least 2 skimmers. PB is quoting me one skimmer and insists I don't need more. I'm installing a 40 x 15.5 rectangular fiberglass pool. Do I need two skimmers here?
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    Hayward pump 8-9 feet above water line?

    I'm going to install an in ground pool in the backyard in the fall. The yard has a slope and I'm likely going to place the equipment close to the back of the house. That area is about 8-9 feet ABOVE the pool water line. Any problems with placing a Hayward 950VSP or 3206VSP pump at that level...