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Pool Equipment Installation Reviews 5

Pool equipment installation reviews page 5
There are many aspects to installing swimming pool equipment which go against intuition for how it should work. This results in common mistakes with power supplies, grounding, bonding, pipe sizes and flow rates. It might seem simple enough to install pool equipment however there is interaction between the different pieces of equipment which must be observed. For example, if you match a pump that is too powerful to a filter with a low maximum designed flow rate this will result in overdriving of the filter. It might not break right away but you can rest assured it will experience a shortened service life. Mistakes like this are extremely common with pool equipment.


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In this video Steve finds a concrete pool equipment pad that is sinking and sloped towards the foundation wall of the house. This is something that can cause a water problem in the house and potentially cause cracks in the foundation wall. The heater in this video is not protected with a check valve to prevent corrosion from chlorine tracing backwards through the system from the offline chlorinator that is installed. This article shows common pool problems like these found on a lot of pools.




The metals from inside this pool heater are corroding and dissolving into the water due to the lack of a check valve in between the Zodiac clearwater chlorine generation cell and the heater. This red and orange staining can be seen here inside the plumbing lines, after the heater. This equipment is also not bonded to protect against galvanic corrosion. Learn more about metals in the water in this article about brown pool water.




This pool equipment installation is nearly improvement free and includes a Hayward Northstar pump, Club Pro 24" sand filter, a Hayward 250FDN heater and a Zodiac Duo Clearwater salt chlorine generation cell. The heater in this video review is protected against damage from the chlorine generation cell by way of a check valve installed at the heater outlet. This system also has a Jandy automation panel. One change here would be improving flow dynamics. See how the common fittings used to install pool equipment affect flow dynamics.




In this video Steve looks at a pool equipment installation that has a tight suction manifold with too many flow restrictions, improper hose clamp orientation on barbed pipe fittings, an off-line (decommissioned) booster pump for a pressure side vacuum cleaner and a heater with rusted (and epoxied) draincock winterization ports. This system also has far too many 90 degree elbow fittings for optimal flow efficiency and a flow switch that for a Hayward salt chlorine cell that actually meets the minimum installation standards! This pool system also has a 3rd pump, a booster pump, for a large rock waterfall. Read more about which new pool upgrade options to consider and which to think about skipping.




This pool equipment installation review includes a flow restriction on the pressure side of the pool pump, improper clamp orientation, no check valve in between the salt cell and the heater and no grounding of the pump or heater. The filter in this video is just barely large enough for the pool that it is installed on. Here is how to size a filter to match the pool pump and flow requirements.



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