It is a long way to the equipment

mbutter104

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May 24, 2014
48
kennewick wa
Hi All,
A few questions. We have started installing our new pool. The equipment pad is going to be about 85' from the last skimmer. I know I should have lots of questions about issues this will cause. Any recommendations or experience with this issue is appreciated!
Here is where we are at with the pool and equipment now
18' X 36' Vinyl (approx 24,000 gallons)
Onxy Floor (Black) Liner
CoverStar Auto cover (Charcoal)
3HP variable speed / Flow VSF pump (Pentair)
Clean & Clear Plus 420 filter (Pentair)
UltraTemp 140 Heat Pump (Pentair)
Intelli Center Pool Control System (Pentair)
IntelliChlor IC60 (SWG) -(Pentair)
Acid pump and tank - (Pentair)
In line Zinc Anode
2 pentair amerlite w/LED color inserts.
 

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Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
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Jul 7, 2014
18,282
Bedford, TX
104,

Is your equipment going to be way above the level of the pool?

If not, then I doubt you will have any problems.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

mbutter104

Gold Supporter
May 24, 2014
48
kennewick wa
The equipment will be above pool level on a pad around the corner of the house so 90's and 45's and sweep fittings. I will ask the PB tomorrow what size piping he will be running. As always thank you for your insight it is greatly appreciated. It has been almost 1 year for me on this forum doing research and seeing what you all have to say. It has been very helpful and taken a great deal of stress out of this project. As you can imagine for a first time pool owner knowing NOTHING! about the build, maintenance, and details you all ROCK! Thank you for all the time you send with this forum.
 

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JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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How many skimmers?

Will it have a main drain?

Assuming 2 skimmers and 2 main drains (tied together near the drains), I would use a separate 2" pipe from each skimmer to the pad and a 2.5" pipe from the main drains to the pad.

Don't tie the skimmers together underground.

Is there any reason you would need more than 40 gpm at any time, such as a fountain etc?
 
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mbutter104

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May 24, 2014
48
kennewick wa
How many skimmers?

Will it have a main drain?

Assuming 2 skimmers and 2 main drains (tied together near the drains), I would use a separate 2" pipe from each skimmer to the pad and a 2.5" pipe from the main drains to the pad.

Don't tie the skimmers together underground.

Is there any reason you would need more than 40 gpm at any time, such as a fountain etc?
James

Yes 2 main drains and 2 skimmers. Why don't you tie the skimmers together? I have not seen the plumbing layout. Hopefully tomorrow. the changes to this design are 1 - Both skimmers are on the right side and we added a 1' safely ledge in the deep end. no fountains, bubblers or anything else as so many have recommend they are not worth the trouble. Thank you
 

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JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
19,768
It's more efficient running a separate line for each skimmer.

Also, it's more reliable. If one line gets clogged or leaks, you can keep operating on the other line.