I am very new at this, and have been talked into building a vinyl pool for my wife. We have purchased a 16 x 32 vinyl pool kit, and have recieved almost all of the parts. I have been studying how to plumb the pool, and have noticed that many folks like the 2" lines for this size of pool.
Our pool has a 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump, with 1.5 in. fittings. This gives me 50.76 GPM, which means I will turn over the water in about 7.2 hours, with a figure of approx. 23,000 gallons of water.
My first question is, is this enough? Since it is a new construction, I was thinking about converting the 1.5" lines to 2" lines, even though the pump inlet/outlet is 1.5", (as well as the 24" sand filter).
To give you more info about the pool, it came with 2 skimmers, and I am wondering if this is: 1) Overkill - Do I really need 2 skimmers on this size. and 2)If I go with 2 skimmers, do I loop the connections to equalize the suction, or just tee off and adjust the pull of each skimmer at each skimmer.
Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.