To make the long story short - I have a hottub, without any "guts", and I've got "Guts" from an old Hot tub.
I'm trying to get them together into a workable unit. I have advanced DIY skills, but I am still capable of Moron moves. I have many questions before tackling this, and am open to ideas and suggestions from the people on this site who have already helped me so many times with my pool questions.
Heres the inventory'
1 very basic above ground round fiberglass hottub, insulated, plumbed with 4 sidewall jets, there are 2 air intakes mounted on the rim. exiting the bottom are 2 PVC pipe stubs - I assume 1 in and 1 out.
Although the old hottub was a 220v system, the parts individually are 120v
1 1/2hp 6 amp 120v pump 2"
1 DE Filter 2"
1 120v Electric heater element connected to a 2.5amp 120v pump with 3/4 fittings
separate blower motor with approx 1 1/2 outlet.
assuming - I have a 50amp GFCI 220v service installed - am I ok with putting the filter/pump on one 120 side of the circuit and the Heater/pump on the other side. If I use the blower I'd probably add that to the Filter/pump side - any comments
Either one of the systems is pretty simple to see:
Out from tub - to the pump - through the filter - Into the tub
or Out from tub - to the pump - through the heater - into the tub.
The Question is where to merge the two, Keeping in mind that the heater/pump will often be running when the filter is not (Can it draw through the filter/pump when they are off?)
And the heater will run when the filter is on ( will the more powerfull filter/pump allow the water to circulate past the heating element on the 3/4 line with the less powerefull pump running)
I am picturing a system which is plumbed parrallel since I don't think a series circuit with 2" and 3/4" will work. Will I need checkvalves? (The old hot tub did not have checkvalves and worked fine though I can't remember how it was plumbed.
Lastly - where would I put the Blower ( Oh please not there
Many thanks to all who have ideas