How Far is Too Far? And Plumbing Advice

Palpatine

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2019
87
West Hills, CA
Hi All,

So I'm moving my pool equipment about 40-45 feet from where it is right now (pic attached)... wondering if that's too far of a run for my equipment to work properly?

Also, since I'm moving everything, I can have my contractor configure my equipment on the new pad however I like. Is there an "optimal" setup for what I've got? Also would like to leave room for adding a SWG in the future... but are there any diagrams that I should be looking at now to provide/direct my contractor?

The white pipe that is currently coming out of the ground, with a rag over it, is for a dedicated vacuum line (Kreepy Krauly). That will need to be tied in somehow.

Lastly, I've seen a few threads on this forum about using Spa Flex? I guess that's just flexible schedule 40 PVC... but I've seen mixed reviews on that stuff. Worth using or not?

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Pool_Medic

In The Industry
Apr 1, 2018
1,176
Bangor Maine
Preferred pad set up is pump—-filter—-heater——SWCG

Drives me crazy when pads to very small, why not do it right the first time.

40-50 ft isn’t a stretch, you won’t have any issues.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
10,747
Northern NJ
Preferred pad set up is pump—-filter—-heater——SWCG
Put the suction lines coming up the side of the pad by the pump and the return lines at the other end by the heater.

Alot of the clutter of your existing pad is due to pipes and electrical coming up the middle of the slab. Bring pipes and electrical up the side of the slab, not under it.
 

Palpatine

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2019
87
West Hills, CA
Thanks @Pool_Medic and @ajw22 . I will bring the lines up the side of the new slab, not up through it. I guess the suction side will come in on the far side and the return lines will go in on the near side.

Trying to figure out the best place to incorporate the valve for the vacuum line also.