PVC sizing confusion

september

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Apr 26, 2017
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Chicago, IL
I will have my pool installed in a few weeks. 12x24 Doughboy with a 1hp Hayward xstream cc10092stl pump/cartridge filter that has 1.5" input/output and a 150k btu Hayward h150fdn heater that has 2" input/output so I am a bit confused on what proper size PVC piping will be needed in this setup?
Pool will have 1 return/1 skimmer. Should they run 1.5" pvc pipes from pool to the pump/filter then 1.5" with a 2" adapter to the heater and then another adapter 2" to 1.5" back to the pool? Or 2" PVC everywhere with reducers for 1.5" where needed?
 
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september

New member
Apr 26, 2017
2
Chicago, IL
I will have my pool installed in a few weeks. semi inground 12'x24'x52" Doughboy with a 1hp Hayward xstream cc10092stl pump/cartridge filter that has 1.5" input/output and a 150k btu Hayward h150fdn heater that has 2" input/output so I am a bit confused on what proper size PVC piping will be needed in this setup?
Pool will have 1 return/1 skimmer. Should they run 1.5" pvc pipes from pool to the pump/filter then 1.5" with a 2" adapter to the heater and then another adapter 2" to 1.5" back to the pool? Or 2" PVC everywhere with reducers for 1.5" where needed?
 

ajw22

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1.5" pipes and reducing to 2" at the heater will work fine.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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Calculating flows is beyond me. But look carefully at that pump and filter. Sometimes the fittings are dual-sized - ID fits 1.5", OD is the same as 2" so you can use a coupling on the outside. If so, you could use 2" throughout.
Let's see what @JamesW has to say
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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I would do 2" everywhere and reduce as needed.

I would definitely not do a single speed pump.

I would go two speed or variable speed.
 
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