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Thread: gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

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    Nov 2015
    Carrollton tx

    gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

    Im replacing the 3 sheer descents in the pool 2 36" wide and one 48" wide

    the PB says that I need to go smaller to get better results
    The Sheers and the water fall run off one dedicated Pentair intelliflo VS pump
    I rarely run any of the pumps at full rpm

    He says going smaller will make the sheers look better and leave more water for the water fall
    Have you seen issues like this ?

    I think the sheers worked fine before - if the water fall was off and the pump at 100% the sheers spit water halfway across the pool ...
    Doug - Purchased 1/2016, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter. TF-100 test kit. Aquapure 1400 SWG, iAqualink - Lots to learn. New Aquabright, Jandy LEDs, CMP LED Sheers.

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    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

    If you have dedicated valves for each item then you can control which one does what and how much.

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    Re: gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

    If you like what you have and it works, then changing it doesn’t make much sense. Don’t go smaller if you don’t want smaller.
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    Re: gallons per min and sheer decsents and water fall

    Depending on the manufacturer of the sheers you should have 1gpm per inch water flow. So a 36" sheer should use 36 gallons per minute. What you have listed should use 120 gallons per minute for all 3 sheers. They should push water out about 10-12" before it starts dropping. It takes a bit of playing with valves and pump rpm to get them to look right.

    I would look at changing the Intelliflo VS to a Intelliflo VF.
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