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    Possible with just one pump?

    Was originally thinking of doing 2 separate loops and 2 pumps. But the cost goes up substantially as I'd need a 2nd pump AND I'd have to get the Intellitouch over the (cheaper) EasyTouch.

    So my question....can this be plumbed for just 1 pump???



    If I only had 1 pump (a 3hp VS Intelliflow), can I plumb actuators to be able to run the Slide, Waterfall and Deck Jets at the same time?

    Those 3 features will be used when the pool is being used. When it's not in use, the speed can be lowered for filtration and salt generation.

    I just can't see how to plumb so I can run the 3 water features - or any combination of them. Is it possible???
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    Re: Possible with just one pump?

    Would this work?

    I realize some are high-head and some are low-head. How will that affect performance of everything?

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    Re: Possible with just one pump?

    The diagram you have in the second post will work, but I'd think about putting the salt cell after the 3-way valve. That way you're not trying to run the salt cell when the main returns aren't on.
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    Re: Possible with just one pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
    The diagram you have in the second post will work, but I'd think about putting the salt cell after the 3-way valve. That way you're not trying to run the salt cell when the main returns aren't on.
    Great idea. I'll make that change.

    I suspect filtering and salt water generation will be done during non-peak hours. So when the pool / water features are being used, the water will not run through the salt cell.

    My PB just approved this plumbing layout as well. I'm going forward with ordering just 1 3hp VS pump (Pentair Intelliflo).
    18'x36' vinyl - 24k gal - Intelliflo 3hp VSP - Pentair C&C 420 cartridge filter - IC40 Salt - EasyTouch 8 - ScreenLogic - Raypak 406btu NG heater - Intellibrite 5G ligths - 4 deck jets - sheer descent - X-Stream Slide 2 - TF100 kit - opened spring 2017

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