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    Upgrading my basic solar

    OK so I just picked up a 2nd FAFCO Solar Bear panel and want to plumb the two in parallel (on the ground, next to the pool and filter. The question is to make the conections, is using a WYE (Y) fitting better than a Tee (T) fitting in terms of allowing maximum flow, or does it make any difference?

    I can get 2 -1.5" Wye fitting at a total cost of $27 shipped vs. buying two T's at home depot for probably $5-10 bucks and was wondering if the Y's are worth the additional cost?
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Upgrading my basic solar

    Ys are better, but the difference is small. What is most important is that both panels get the same amount of water flow. There are several ways to do that, some of which include using Ys, while others don't.
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    Re: Upgrading my basic solar

    Thanks Jason...as always.

    If anyone else has any opinions or pics of their actual install it would be greatly appreciated.
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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