I just bought a foreclosed home in Phoenix,AZ. The last occupants of the house removed all of the pool equipment. So all I have is pipes sticking up out of the ground. I have a few things that I would like to discuss. First, I want to find out what each line does. Second, I'd like to move the equipment about 25 feet down the side of my house. Where the equipment is currenlty located, is on the Master bedroom wall that my headboard sits on. I don't want to hear the pump run all night long.
Here is what I can tell you....
It's apprx. 18000 gallon pebble tec pool that has a waterfall feature and 4 jets located in the cool decking (two on each side of the pool) that I believe shoot four foutains of water into the center of the pool. It has two maindrains at the bottom of the pool, it has two eyeball ( returns? I think) two suctions ( I think) at the low end , an airader (SP?) and the skimmer.
The distance from the waterfall ( the furthest distance) to the current pool equipment area is 75-80ft with one 90 degree turn in the plumbing.
At the equipment pad I have seven lines that are cut right after they come out of the ground at the equipment pad. 2 (1 1/2 inch ) 2 ( 2 inch ) and 3 ( 3/4 inch ).
Here is what I was able to come up with on what they do by running water thru them.
2" Skimmer/ Main drain
2" Waterfall return
1 1/2" Left side low end , not sure if this is suction or a return line
1 1/2" Right side low end , not sure if this is suction or a return line
3/4" Right side deck foutain
3/4" Left side deck foutain
3/4" Airator (sp) -
I did not see any water out of the eye balls at midpool. Is this because of pressure? I assume that these are return ports. Correct?
Also, as i was running the water thru the lines, do I have only one line that runs from the pool to the filter? That 2" Skimmer/Main drain or is one of the 1 1/2" lines in the lowend a pool to filter line?
Will the distance the equipment is be a factor for the deck jet?
I would like to set up a Sand Filter with a salt system and I'd like to install it myself. The plumbing I can handle and I will sub. out the electrical.
Will a run of 100-150ft from the equipment to the pool ( depending on where I place the equipment) be a factor?
Any suggestions on equipment to buy? I'll need everything from valves to timers.
Thanks for your help in advance.....