All new piping and pump at end of the season.

Brilis

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May 4, 2020
85
Mahwah, NJ
Hey again,

My piping looks to be original and although not in rough shape I am looking to replace all the above ground 1.5 inch piping. I have a possible suction leak which hopefully this will address. I can get all the 1.5 inch PVC, unions and ball valves at the big box stores but I was looking for something a little more high end. I have been looking around. I see Heyward and some other companies make the ball valves and units etc. Can anyone make any recommendations? The schedule 40 straight pipe, couplings, 90's etc I can get at the big box store. Just looking for some quality unions, ball valves and a manifold.

I have 3 ball valves and 2 unions for my pump. I am running a 1HP Heyward Super Pump and was looking for recommendations for size and a replacement VS pump also. Thanks.
 

Rancho Cost-a-Lotta

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Apr 10, 2018
2,401
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Pool Size
18735
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45
The SuperFlo VS EC-342001 is great pump that comes with unions. The IntelliFlo is the gold standard of VS pumps, but a bit more expensive than the SuperFlo. It's a better choice if you plan on future automation. The SuperFlo VST (Trade Grade) 342002 is supposed to have RS-485 connectivity for automation.

If the wet end of your pump is in good shape, you could add a VS motor. The Century V-Green motor has a good reputation here at TFP.

For valves, avoid "ball-valves". If you're using 1.5" plumbing go with Jandy 4715 for 3-way diverter valves and Jandy 4724 for 2-way diverter valves.

I'm not sure what you mean by "manifold."
 

Rancho Cost-a-Lotta

Silver Supporter
Apr 10, 2018
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Pool Size
18735
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45
Thanks. I see a good deal of ball valves being used. Is the problem they don't last?
Correct. When ball valves go bad, they need to be cut out replaced. Jandy valves can be rebuilt without having to remove the entire valve body.
 
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