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    Double check head loss/pump sizing

    Somehow didn't get that in the other post but was the other VS I was comparing, and with the current rebate it's half the price of an Intelliflo. Figure having one that can pump a little more is a good idea if it's only a bit more than the Whisperflo I was originally thinking of getting. I'll go...
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    Double check head loss/pump sizing

    I appreciate the in depth explanation. None that I'm aware of outside of skimmers. My setup is simple, 2 skimmers and the floor drain and a filter. No heater, solar, fountains, water features, etc. Given that, is the Intelliflo worth the extra cost in my setup? I've seen the differences as...
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    Double check head loss/pump sizing

    Apologies, I'm not sure if if I'm following here. I see calculating the return at the maximum recommended speed to get the max GPM of 51. From what I'm understanding, the suction should also pull 51 GPM but spread proportionally across each suction line, with the longer one having less flow. I'm...
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    Double check head loss/pump sizing

    Apologies for the long post; I haven't been able to find a straight answer here and want to make sure I get all the info in. Long story short, winter freeze in Dallas caused some leaks in my main pump. When putting a go-kit in my Pentair Challenger CHII-N1-1-1/2A/346206 to fix its leak, I've...
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    North Texas freeze / potential upgrades

    Yeah, I pay ~9c / kwh, so electric pricing wise I figure it's not worth it. I think even a properly sized single-speed would be better than what I have; a 1.5 hp pump seems way overkill for my system. I think so! It's grey going in, though it's not quite the shiny grey I'm used to seeing with...
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    North Texas freeze / potential upgrades

    Like many others, we're having a few issues after the freeze in Texas. I decided before hand to do a quick semi-winterization of my pool equipment instead of leaving it running, as I didn't want to put extra strain on the grid or have any freezes during a possible blackout. Freeze mostly ended...