Hi all! I'm new to the forum and have been searching for answers to the questions I have but can't seem to find what I need. I'm in the permitting phase of installing a 40x16 foot inground fiberglass pool and where to place the pump and filter seem to be the biggest discussion/argument.. between the husband and myself.
The pool company highly recommends putting the pump and filter within 20-25 feet away from the deep end. My husband is adamant that he wants it in a shed behind our garage which is approximately 75' away from the deep end of the pool. Since I'm paying a large amount of money to get this pool installed, I want the best possible outcome to keeping my pool clean. The pool company is using 2 inch pipes for the skimmer and drain but 1.5 for the returns. Also providing us with a 2HP Hayward super pump.
Some other questions I have are below and what else am I missing?
- Is it better to have the pump and filter in a ventilated area or is inside a shed OK? I'm in Bethlehem, PA and the temps in the summer get very high with high humidity.
- If the pump and filter are further away from the pool is it inconvenient to do the daily/weekly/monthly maintenance I need to do? Remember, it will most likely all be on me to keep up with the pool.
- Is it more difficult to winterize or open the pool if the pump is so far away from the pool?
- Will the pressure be sufficient to keep the pool clean like it should be if the pump is so far from the pool?