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ENGINEERING 101: Basic Pool Plumbing

Learning Objectives


  • Discuss the introduction of physics of water including pressure, flow rate, velocity, energy, friction, etc.
  • Discuss Total Dynamic Head (TDH), system curves, pump curves and selection.
  • List code limitations and recommended design parameters for safety and efficiency.
  • Explain construction details for plumbing and equipment.

Description


This module introduces basic hydraulic considerations and provides the student with a series of construction details. It is not designed to enable students to complete TDH analysis or design complicated systems. It also does not address gravity systems or water-in-transit systems such as vanishing edges and slot-edges. The primary focus is construction considerations of basic pools and spas. Gravity systems are introduced in ENGINEERING 301: Basic Gravity Plumbing. For a thorough education in hydraulics see ENGINEERING 211: Basic Fluid Engineering and ENGINEERING 311: Advanced Fluid Engineering.

Expertise


  • PSP Expertise: Landscape Designers
  • PSP Focus: Architect/Designer
  • PSP Level 200

Time/ Credits


1:30 hrs
0.15 IACET CEUs

Instructor David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master

David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master


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