I have a 24 ft round 52" deep Doughboy with a 1hp pump (Doughboy also) with a Silica II filter, and a 180,000 btu Raypak heater.
I was wondering, am I going to lose alot of heat running the lines underground? Also am I going to put too much strain on the pump, and should I get a larger pump if so?
I am running 1 1/2 dia spaflex hose. The run is about 20ft underground. Then above ground I'm using 1 1/2" clear vinyl from the spaflex to the equipment.
The reason I want to run the lines to the return and skimmer is my heater. I want to keep it close to the house so that I dont have to pay a plumber $300.00 to run a 20ft piece of underground gas line. This way I can run the gas line myself and when it shots out from the crawl space through the block it will come up and go right into the heater.