Skimmer and return

Rayraynj

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Nov 28, 2021
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I am constructing a in ground Gunite pool 15x28 arond 15,000 gallons. Question is if I install 2 skimmers how many returns should I have. Some people are telling me 6 and others say only 4?

Heater is 400 BTU
Filter 320
Pump 2 HP
IC40

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ajw22

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Welcome to TFP.

3 to 4 returns is plenty for a typical rectangular pool.

What is the shape you are building?
 
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Jimrahbe

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Ray,

I like the idea that each "wall" of the pool needs a Return.. Easy to do for a rectangular pool, but the same basic idea applies to any shape pool..

I don't see what the number of skimmers has to do with the number of Returns.. :scratch: As a minimum, I like two skimmers and 4 returns. Each skimmer is connected back to the equipment pad with its own Jandy valve.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Rayraynj

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Ray,

I like the idea that each "wall" of the pool needs a Return.. Easy to do for a rectangular pool, but the same basic idea applies to any shape pool..

I don't see what the number of skimmers has to do with the number of Returns.. :scratch: As a minimum, I like two skimmers and 4 returns. Each skimmer is connected back to the equipment pad with its own Jandy valve.

Thanks,

Jim R.
Ok thank you! It is a rectangle shape. This is my first pool I am contructioning.
 

ajw22

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Rayraynj

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I am constructing an in ground pool in NJ and was quoted 3,000 to rebar on a 15x28 size pool which seems to be reasonable (2x bench and steps) My question is around the plumbing costs. I was quoted $4,300 for two skimmers, 4 return and two main drains with relief valves. Is this a reasonable cost which includes PVC and fittings? This does not include the hook up to the equipment which I thought it did.
 

ajw22

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I am constructing an in ground pool in NJ and was quoted 3,000 to rebar on a 15x28 size pool which seems to be reasonable (2x bench and steps) My question is around the plumbing costs. I was quoted $4,300 for two skimmers, 4 return and two main drains with relief valves. Is this a reasonable cost which includes PVC and fittings? This does not include the hook up to the equipment which I thought it did.

Let’s see what @jimmythegreek says.
 

wireform

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I am constructing an in ground pool in NJ and was quoted 3,000 to rebar on a 15x28 size pool which seems to be reasonable (2x bench and steps) My question is around the plumbing costs. I was quoted $4,300 for two skimmers, 4 return and two main drains with relief valves. Is this a reasonable cost which includes PVC and fittings? This does not include the hook up to the equipment which I thought it did.
Can we assume the main drain has its own home run to the equipment pad and the same goes for the skimmers each with a home run to the pad. Skimmers and MD need to be minimum 2" pvc all the way to the pad.
 

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