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    3HP Pentair Pump - catridge or sand filter?

    I have a new Ultimate 35 pool 35x15. I think about 17000 gallons. I speced the pentair intelliflo 3hp pump. The distance from pump to suction is at least 60-70'. I have SWG and plan to run several water features. I was gonna use Hayward 30" sand filter but max flow is only 95gpm whereas...
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    PB cost for Jandy Equipments

    I'm going to buy my own Pentair equipement so I'm gonna get a credit back from PB for jandy. I'm wondering what fair price should I get back: 1. Single Speed Jandy 1hp pump 2. Truclear SWG 3. 260k Jandy heater
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    New Leisure Ultimate 35 Pentair Equipment Stack - Comments please

    Thanks. I'm doing a spillover fountain, some laminar jets, and a water wall curtain. What's the benefit of water feature pump? More flow but less head at the same HP rating?
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    New Leisure Ultimate 35 Pentair Equipment Stack - Comments please

    My PB does Jandy but I want to switch to Pentair for ease of DIY automation. I'ming the following stack: Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump with Rotating Control Interface 3hp Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 Salt System Raypak digital 332k electronic ignition Pentair 1hp superflo...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks. How is friendly is Pentair equipment to DIY automation? i heard they support 60day warranty for self install? I do electronic and software for similar actuator and relay automation is what I do all the time. I took a look a few DIY thread here and nothing look too complicated: 1...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks Jim for the detailed answer. Is salt chlorination controlled by automation to monitor chemistry or no? Based on what you described, here are the main features of automation: 1)control pool light 2)set pool temp from phone instead at gas heater equipment pad 3)program VS Pump speed to...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks Jim. Few questions if you don’t mind. how difficult is it to install automation later? I read some say it is easy to install later but some said the opposite... How do I control pool water temperature if I don’t have automation? Do I manually turn on gas heater and shut off when I feel...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Thanks Jim. What are some of the moving parts? actuator to control the valves for spa jet? Shut on and off gas heater? Control pump speed and on and off? what else is there?
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    My builder wants $4000 just for the jandy automation equipment. I was gonna let PB do it but I found out today this price doesn’t even include hook up. how difficult is it to DIY jandy automation by buying jandy aqua link and use my own electrician for more advanced work? I’m familiar with...
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    Pool pumps and automation electrical work

    Can normal electrician connect the electrical work to hook up pumps and salt water Cholrinator? I’m also getting Jandy automation. Do I need special electrician or any electrician can do it easily?
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    How do I divert water in a water basin to prevent overflow?

    Thank you! I will have to look at the proper water tank size and see if it is feasible to bury it.
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    How do I divert water in a water basin to prevent overflow?

    For the gravity return line, can it just be a simple 1.5" pipe going to pool? Is this diagram correct?
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    How do I divert water in a water basin to prevent overflow?

    Hi cowboycasey, Thanks for the tips. To confirm the method you suggested, I simply use gravity to pull water from pool water line to the top of my tank so they will always equalize in water level. As long as the flows of my pumps are less than the flow of the supply pipe, I will always have...
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    How do I divert water in a water basin to prevent overflow?

    Thanks for the tips. Didn't know this...