New build plumbing locations advice needed

trev

New member
Mar 1, 2017
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Australia
#1
Hi all,

I will soon be installing a new fiberglass pool and would like some advice regarding the skimmer/drain/return placement. The pool is approx 30x14 feet and 4-6 feet deep, 10k gallons.

The following image shows where I'm thinking of putting the drains, skimmer, and returns. The arrow in the image is the typical wind direction. I have read that it's a good idea to have the skimmer in the location that is typically downwind, but that would put it on the entry steps, which doesn't seem like a great idea. The pad will be about 24 feet away.

http://imgur.com/a/Kzliq

Do these locations seem okay? Is two returns sufficient? I'm planning four lines back to the pad (one for each return, skimmer, and one for the main drains). I'll be installing solar heating in case that's relevant.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
#2
Ummmmmmmmm I thought they came with the places already done. IF I am remembering correct they have the area where the skimmers and returns are put built up for them.

Kim:kim:
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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THANKS! Learn something new every day!

Okay so you want to know your yard and your prevailing winds. You are correct you do not want the skimmer on the steps or such. You seem to have read quite a bit. Do what works best with your area and keeping everyone safe. Do not want to read about someone being sucked into a skimmer :shock:

Kim:kim: