Questions prior to pool build--help please


New member
May 14, 2018
Lorain, OH
I am new to this forum. We have had an Intex 22' x 52" for a few years and have decided to upgrade to a Sharkline Oasis 30' x 54" semi inground. We are sinking it 24 inches in the ground. Package comes with a Hayward Matrix Power flow 2hp 2speed (68 gpm low and 128 gpm high per Hayward rep), 200 swimpro cartridge filter, and an automatic chlorine dispenser. I know the 2hp will consume more electricity andthat the max flow capacity of the filter is 120gpm. Will need to change some things in the future. I am probably going to add an Aquacal heat pump.
I have read a few posts regarding adding an extra skimmer and extra returns and there seems to be mixed feelings but these were regarding smaller pools.
I would gladly accept some input regarding whether extra skimmer and returns should be considered on a 23000 gal pool and also placement of said items. The wind typically comes in from the west/southwest.
Any other pearls of wisdom are greatly accepted.
I don't know how much time I have left to change the pool order to change out the pool panels with the precut holes for skimmer and returns so time is of the essence
Thanks in advance for any assistance

Divin Dave

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TFP Expert
Oct 2, 2013
Longview, Texas
Hi Dan,
Welcome to TFP.

1 skimmer is plenty on a 23K pool.

As for returns, I dont know how many are included with your pool, but I would think a minimum of 2 would be a requirement, but 3 or 4 would promote better circulation.