plumbing

  1. andysousa

    What kind of union is this?

    I was closing the pool today and decided to make nice fittings for my cyclone. On the returns I was simply going to take the coupling off and attach my cyclone. Got myself all the adapters and union from Home Depot (2” pvc) but low and behold that union from Home Depot just didn’t work. 1 1/2 is...
  2. D

    Pool/Spa combo plumbing (new construction)

    Hi everyone! Just recently found this sight and can't say enough about all the great info I have found! I am in the beginning phases of my inground pool/spa build (owner builder). First time doing this so I'm just learning as I go, that being said excuse my ignorance!🤣 I am planning on doing my...
  3. J

    Pool Fill Bib

    A PVC connection to our pool fill bib recently developed a leak and soaked through an exterior wall. I pulled of the insulation tube that was taped on it, removed a crazy mat of tiny roots from some far away mystery plant ( likely been leaking a while) and saw this setup. The faucet is always...
  4. P

    Plumbing issue - pump replacement

    Hey everyone. I want to replace my pump, but the new one says it needs a longer straight section of pipe immediately before the inlet than I currently have. The problem is that there doesn't appear to be enough space to attach an(other) coupling. Here's what I have now: What do you all...
  5. C

    Skimmer used as water source for booster pump on water feature

    Hello Everyone, my construction is complete and I'm second guessing what my pool builder did. He indicated he forgot to plumb for a drain to support the booster pump so he tapped into 1 of my 2 skimmers. This resulted in my booster pump drawing water direct from my skimmer to the booster pump...
  6. Joel B

    Leaks!!!! Help

    Are you able to identify the parts with the yellow handles. If I turn the water off here but keep running the pump will this be bad? This is a brand new pool, they set the pump to run 24hrs a day while they cycle out the acid wash on the plaster. This morning I went out and water was...
  7. J

    Brand new pool install with busted pipe under concrete

    So I’m just looking for some clarification or insight if there are other things I should be worried about now or even down the road. We are getting a vinyl pool installed. Around 925sq ft salt water lagoon shape with sun shelf. Last week they came to start pump. Then muddy water started...
  8. orbitup

    New Filter/Hard Plumb

    Not one to leave well enough alone I couldn't help myself with the pool my wife wanted. She didn't realize it would be a new hobby for me (like I need another one). So I kept an eye on the price for a few filter/pump combos during the cold season and grabbed a Pentair setup I thought would...
  9. David&Robin

    New (to us) pool, and I don't see how it can possibly work as it should... Help!

    This will be our 2nd year in our new home, and my 2nd year (EVER) with a pool. Thanks to TFP, my 1st year was somewhat successful - but I've always been troubled by some facets of our ancient pool. 1 - Pump and Filter 2 - Skimmer 3 - Returns (Red arrows indicate attempted water flow...
  10. swstealth

    Advice needed: 2 pumps (2 filters) one pool...

    Alright pool gurus, I'd like to pick your brains if I may... A couple of years ago we purchased an ancient Muskin 24' above ground pool and after lots of trial and error, mostly error ;) we were able to get the thing up and running. By the end of the first season the 150lb sand filter...
  11. thephatp

    What's Wrong with My Plumbing? - Chlorinator seems to get air trapped...

    Problem My pool loses chlorine over the span of 8-10 days. The pool builder doesn't know why. I have to bleed air out of my system ever 7 days to keep chlorine from getting too low. They think it may have something to do with the way the system is plumbed. Steps Followed (reproducible) Filled...
  12. B

    Plumbing and valves

    Hello! I am new here and new to pools. I have installed a pool and am ready for finishing the pool plumbing and valves. I have (3) returns tee'd together underground with (1) 2" stub up I have (4) deck jets all piped in 1-1/2" pipe with a loop system underground with (1) 1-1/2" I have (2)...
  13. B

    Leaking pool (guess is underground plumbing at skimmer)

    So we have been losing about 2 inches of water with both the pumps running AND the pumps being turned off in a 24-hour period. It stops at the skimmer. We plugged the skimmer hole up with a rubber expansion plug and lost no water. I'm assuming this means that there is a leak in the plumbing? We...
  14. N

    NJ Owner Builder, Plumbing Design, Help Please

    Hello All, Joined this forum after my dad made the recommendation. He's been on here for years and always speaks so highly of it. Naturally, when I came to him with my plan to build a pool, this was the first place he said I should go. I've been coming here for information for the past...