Recent content by MMTech24

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    Re-plumbing Equipment Pad for Efficiency and VS Pump

    Hi Jonpcar, I have two Hayward skimmers with floating weir doors. I agree they need somewhere between 15-25gpm each to be effective. I’m still playing around with my optimum settings but currently running my pump 24hrs at 1600rpm and having main drain mostly closed gets me 36 gpm. I’ll post...
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    Re-plumbing Equipment Pad for Efficiency and VS Pump

    Just the extra resistance from the heat-exchanger in the heater. Also a couple extra 90's
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    Re-plumbing Equipment Pad for Efficiency and VS Pump

    Some efficiency numbers: Old 1ph Pump consistently ran 24psi with clean filter all suction valves open. Based on memory of strength of flow from pool return, I'm guessing it was around 50gpm. IntelliFlow VSF. All readings from pump, all suction valves open, clean filter: 1600rpm heater...
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    Re-plumbing Equipment Pad for Efficiency and VS Pump

    Excellent work there! I debated swapping some other equipment but it was very hard to justify. Michigan Nat Gas prices are so low it doesn’t payoff to go heat pump yet. I SWG but read some things online that scared me. I don’t know how well my pool is bonded and got worried about corrosion...
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    Re-plumbing Equipment Pad for Efficiency and VS Pump

    Hello All, Hoping this encourages people to look at their set-up and replumb if necessary. Purchased my 1966 home with 1966 pool in Fall of 2019. Spent Summer of 2020 with pool equipment as-is. After a summer of high electricity bills and getting annoyed listening to my old 1hp pump...
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    Plumbing in a new Heater Bypass

    Understood on the tablet feeder. Thanks for info. Previous owner had tab feeder plumbed in after heater without any check valve. I have eliminated the tab feeder now. I’m still thinking to install the bypass for efficiency gains. I have read other posts showing significant head pressure gain...
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    Plumbing Question: Rigid PVC vs Flex PVC

    I’m in the process of re-plumbing my pad and changing to a new VS pump. Just purchased the house last year. Previous owners got all new pool decking (stamped concrete) and replaced all plumbing at the same time in 2005. All plumbing was done in flex pvc 1.5”. I’ll post more when complete but...
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    Plumbing in a new Heater Bypass

    Hello all - I am about to replumb my pad from 1.5 to 2”. I’m planning on using a 2” 3way diverter valve for the external heater bypass. Is it required to have a check valve on the heater exit? I understand it’s required if I have a SWG which I do not. Thank you!