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    New VS Pump for an AG Pool

    My Doughboy Powerline 1.5HP, 12.4 Amp pump is dead and I'm looking at getting a Pentair 342001 Superflo VS

    When I read up on any of these VS pumps, it looks like people are using PVC while my current pump using flex pipe to connect to the pool and filter. Is it a problem if I use flex pipe? Other than attaching power to the unit, is there anything else I'm missing?

    Thanks in advance.
    15,000 gallon AG
    20" Aquaview Sand Filter w/1.5HP pump

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    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
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    Re: New VS Pump for an AG Pool


    The pump does not care if you use flex pipe or not, unless the water has to travel over long distances..

    As long as you have the adapters to transition from the threaded connection on the pump to your flex pipe, you should be good.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
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    Re: New VS Pump for an AG Pool

    The water is going about 6'.

    Thanks for the quick response.
    15,000 gallon AG
    20" Aquaview Sand Filter w/1.5HP pump

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    Re: New VS Pump for an AG Pool

    Plumb the water in plumb the water out, hook it up to a GFCI power source, connect the bond wire, and program you rpm and run times. Sit back and enjoy the energy savings and quiet operation.
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