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    Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Just purchased a 18x33 oval pool with a Hayward EC45 DE filter, Hayward 150k heater, Vision Pro inline chlorinator. Purchased it from great escape and was wondering are those sufficient pump and heater sizes?

    It has yet to be installed due to weather conditions. They said it was free installation but I have to pay for sand and if they have to dig more than 3 inches it's like $30 an inch.

    I plan on building a deck towards one end of it. Is it ok to put all of the mechanicals under the deck? Or is that to much of a pain to work on filter and heater then?

    I still have a ton more questions but gotta start somewhere! Looking foward to hearing everyone's input.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Welcome, fellow Northern Illinoisian!!!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Welcome, fellow Northern Illinoisian!!!
    Thanks! I filled out my signature and it's not showing up
    18x33 Oval Above Ground
    Hayward 2HP 2 Speed
    EC45 DE Filter
    Hayward 150k NG Heater
    Vision Pro inline Chorinator TF-100

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Never mind!
    18x33 Oval Above Ground
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    Hayward 150k NG Heater
    Vision Pro inline Chorinator TF-100

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Hahaha! See it! I am not an equipment person so I can't help there. All I know is that you want your filter over-sized for your pump. Hopefully someone will chime in!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!

    1.5hp pump is a little big. A 2 speed 1hp pump would be better. You could run it on low most of the time for filtering and high for vacuuming. You would save a lot of $$$ on electricity.
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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!

    1.5hp pump is a little big. A 2 speed 1hp pump would be better. You could run it on low most of the time for filtering and high for vacuuming. You would save a lot of $$$ on electricity.
    Great info. I can probably still change the pump since I haven't received delivery yet.
    18x33 Oval Above Ground
    Hayward 2HP 2 Speed
    EC45 DE Filter
    Hayward 150k NG Heater
    Vision Pro inline Chorinator TF-100

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    If you put the equipment under the deck will you be able to life the top off of the filter? I would not like it due to having to be bent over while working on the equipment. I would also worry about any water that comes out might wash the dirt away from the deck posts.

    Maybe you can make a "room" from the equipment by the deck to help hide it? Share some pictures and I bet someone will be able to help you come up with a few neat ideas.

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    Re: Hello from Chicago! New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    If you put the equipment under the deck will you be able to life the top off of the filter? I would not like it due to having to be bent over while working on the equipment. I would also worry about any water that comes out might wash the dirt away from the deck posts.

    Maybe you can make a "room" from the equipment by the deck to help hide it? Share some pictures and I bet someone will be able to help you come up with a few neat ideas.

    Kim
    This is what I was thinking about for the deck. I need to keep everything on the side where the stairs are at. That is the closest side to running my electric and gas. http://i.imgur.com/n1pvSTA.jpg
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    18x33 Oval Above Ground
    Hayward 2HP 2 Speed
    EC45 DE Filter
    Hayward 150k NG Heater
    Vision Pro inline Chorinator TF-100

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