Inground Swimming Pool Plumbing

Inground Swimming Pool Plumbing
When it comes to a new swimming pool project, the size of the plumbing is the most important aspect you should know about. The movement of the water that goes to and from your swimming pool depends on pipe size. This is more important than pump size. You can’t put a larger pump on a pool with a smaller pipe, but you can put a larger pump on a pool with larger pipe. You would be better off with 2.5” plumbing and a ¾ h.p. pump than 1.5” h.p. pump. This is due to the volume that flows through the larger pipes vs. the smaller ones.
If you did swimming pool plumbing in 1.5” pipe and tried to put a 2 h.p. full rated pump on it for circulation, you would actually put a stain on the pump due to the force of trying to move more water than the pipes are capable of moving. This is called cavitation vibration, noise and potential damage to your pool equipment. You will also experience a drop in the pumps efficiency and the pump will not be able to achieve its regular pressure.
You should consider if a 1.5” pipe moves ½ as much water as a 3” pipe. Logically 1.5” x 2 = 3 right? So you assume this is right, right? Wrong actually, a 3” pipe move 275 gpm vs. 85 gpm for the 1.5” or over three times the amount.
We at Universal Pool and Spa are your go-to professionals when it comes to swimming pool plumbing. For more information on swimming pool plumbing or if you are interested in having a swimming pool built on your property, please feel free to call us anytime for a free design quote and consultation. (818)347-6657. We also remodel homes, check out our web site: http://www.universalgroupinc.com