Keep asking! Answers will come!Thanks everyone! Of course these questions have only led to more questions.
I don't have personal experience to offer, but I do know that most on the forum suggest not to use Pentair (when starting from scratch) IF you are DIY, they are a good quality brand except for that hitch.Since I am basically changing everything except the filter, should I look at other options/brands? I have been looking at pentair and the only thing that frustrates me is it seems they are against DIY users. I don't like the idea that I have to pay a bunch of money to someone to install a part to get the warranty. I found some info on here about circupool and really like the fact that their 7 year warranty is not affected by diy install. Any advice on this would be great.
For this, you can draw up your plans, include pictures and there are several that will chime in with suggestions & best steps!Also is there any where on here that has recommended plumbing setups? I am going to cut out the old valves and install new but my current system seems to have a lot of 90degree turns and u turns and I am thinking I should try to eliminate them.
I know some do and some don't include heater bypass, totally personal preference. Check valves can go in several locations, There should be a check valve before the SWG to prevent heavily chlorinated water from backing into the system. I think a check valve can also be installed before the pump, to aid in not losing prime.Also should I get a valve to bypass the heater? Where do I put a check valve or check valves? This is the type of info I am looking for. I don't trust that my system is optimal and not been jury rigged over time.
You don't have to Usually it's better to keep them in your pool's threadIs it better to start dividing up my questions into the topic areas? Like putting plumbing questions in the appropriate sub forum?