Hi to everyone on the forum. I have so many questions I don't know where to start. However, browsing the equipment section brought one to mind. I have a pool that is to be started in the next few weeks. It will be an IG vinyl, 16x24x42 grecian true-L. The contract calls for 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated suction line, two main drains (only one line) and 1-1/2 in plumbing. Contractor is recommending a 2 hp Pentair challenger but I want a whisperflo. Any recommendations as far as pump size/challenger vs whisperflo/1 vs 2 speed? My concern is that I am only going to get one shot at doing this right the first time and I just want to bounce what my contractor is suggesting against what this forum has to say. The pool will be large at around 33K gallons so I want to be as efficient as possible on the pump. I am concerned about the 1-1/2 inch plumbing providing enough flow to turn over the pool in a reasonable amount of time or having too big of a pump trying to slam the water through too small a pipe. Contractor says all pool and equipment fittings are 1-1/2 so 2" doesn't make sense. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Rockyboy in OK