I now have almost all the components for my 27' AGP and I want to start ordering plumbing supplies. I have a 1.5hp 2 speed pump, 24" sand filter and a 25k aqua rite chlorine generator. I have already purchased the union fittings for the pump which convert to 1.5" slip joints. The chlorine generator and flow valve are 2" slip joints. What my plan is to is from the skimmer install a 1.5" threaded ball valve and barbed fitting to convert to flex pipe. From there I will install barb into the union on the pump intake. From there I will place a barb on the output of the pump, a length of 1.5" vinyl reinforced hose that will go to a 1.5" barb on the input of the sand filter. From the sand filter, I was going to install a length of 1.5" ridgid pipe, place a 90 elbow facing DOWN then place a 1.5 to 2" reducer and install the chlorine generator, after the generator plumb in the flow valve. from the output of the flow valve, install a 1.5" to 2" reducer and install a barb. Run flex pipe from the barb to a ball valve then back to the return on the pool.
Does this sound like the proper approach?
Will the chlorine generator and flow switch operate properly in the vertical position?
Is it bad practice to place a 90 degree elbow so close to the output of the sand filter?
The reason for installing the generator vertically is to make is less susceptible to being broken off.
I will eventually hard plumb the lines to and from the pool but I need to first build the deck. What is the best type and source for flexible hose to go to and from the pool?