Need Help - Redo Pad Plumbing

Newdude

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want to put in a few fittings for flow and temp sensors that may be added later
Any reason you even need them ? Because you *want* to is an acceptable answer. Believe me I get it if you like toys. But the heater and possible future SWG (hint hint) already have flow sensors that activate them and you don’t really need to know that value as long as they are working.

Temperature sensors only tell a snapshot of that bit of water passing there and the pool will have several temps throughout. Plus they aren’t the most accurate anyway.

So most folks have no need for either sensor.
 
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Plettschner

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I have a very basic automation going with Home Assistant to control pump and lights. Looking to add heater temp control into it. Figured while I'm at it, a flow yes/no sensor for feedback that water was moving would be a good idea.

Definitely planning for future SWG and VS pump as well even though I was originally not thinking that direction.
 
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Plettschner

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Might be a little late asking this, but what are the chances I don't have enough water flow for a 400 BTU heater?

I was reading a few posts where it was stated by @JamesW that you need 10 GPH per 100K BTU, which jives with what is in the Pentair manual. 40 GPH seems to be at the very high end of some estimates I did in my head with my existing equipment.
 
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ajw22

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You should be fine even if your flow is a bit less. Once you get a VS pump it will not be an issue.
 
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Plettschner

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You should be fine even if your flow is a bit less. Once you get a VS pump it will not be an issue.
Thanks. I'll try not to worry

I feel like a pump upgrade is going to quickly turn into a filter upgrade as well
 

Plettschner

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Just received my Jandy Neverlube 3-ways and check valve. Any reason they would all have "Custom Molded Products" on the bottom?
 

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ajw22

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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Just received my Jandy Neverlube 3-ways and check valve. Any reason they would all have "Custom Molded Products" on the bottom?

They are not Jandy products. They are CMP clones which are pretty good but not Jandy.

 

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