Rough Plumbing for Returns, Lights and Pipe Size

jalapenopopper

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Jul 21, 2020
57
Austin, TX
Pool Size
02
Thanks for the replies. I have the whisperflo pump at my house and returning it will not be worthwhile for the cost. I followed the example of my BIL pool, which maybe isn’t a great example.
What is the whisperflo good for? Spa? I was thinking of a water feature pump but wasn’t sure if maybe the PB chose it for integration with automation or what and didn’t want to mess up. Maybe it’s for electricity use. Not sure. Why is it a bad choice?

If the main drain fed the waterfall it wouldnt run often but sounds like main drain is unnecessary. Maybe I will remove the bottom drain all together.
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jalapenopopper

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Jul 21, 2020
57
Austin, TX
Pool Size
02
One last question before I order some more parts, and thank you all so much for the input.
Do skimmer brand or type matter? Should I buy the paraskim Venturi skimmers, is pentair sta-rite or Hayward better?
Thanks
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
22,295
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Skip the venturi skimmers if you intend to have a VS pump running at low speeds. Venturis were effective in the days of single speed pumps.

Both Pentair and Hayward make good skimmers.
 
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