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Thread: Aqua Trol Install Hoses

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    Aqua Trol Install Hoses

    Hi Everyone, I am getting ready to install a new Aqua Trol SWG on my 27' round above ground pool, and had a quick question about hoses...

    The Aqua Trol says to use 1.25" or 1.5" hoses to connect it. My current set up, a 1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump and sand filter, uses 2" hoses everywhere...

    So I was wondering what my best option would be for hooking up the Aqua Trol: replacing all of the hoses with 1.5" or just the one from the filter to the return?

    I just wanted to make sure that I won't be damaging my pump or filter by hooking up something that restricts the flow...

    Thanks!
    Daniel

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    Re: Aqua Trol Install Hoses

    I'm using the Aqua Trol after converting all my piping to 2 inch rigid PVC for my solar panels. I connected to the Aqua Trol with flexible couplers from Lowes (looks like radiator hose with hose clamps), hose barb fittings that screwed into schedule 40 PVC fitting adapters (1 1/2 to 2 inch). Works fine. I can post some pictures tomorrow if you'd like.

    Kelly
    15X30 AGP, Lomart beaded liner;
    1.5 HP Sta-Rite pump with 21 inch sand filter (Zeobrite media)
    Mineral Springs (Aquatrol) SWCG, Rigid PVC plumbing, 2 inch
    Four 4X12 Techno-Solis solar panels, rack mounted, Goldline Solar Controller

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    Re: Aqua Trol Install Hoses

    Having the pipes narrow for a short distance only has a very small effect on the flow rate. You want to keep narrow portions of the plumbing short, to minimize the effect they have on the overall system.
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