We are in the process of building a pool and plumbing is starting. Originally the PB wanted to place the equipment about 6ft off the deck of the pool. After seeing this, I would prefer to have it up closer to the house. The issue is the pool is being builit on a built up slope which is probably 5 to 7 below the house. This would put the pump 5 to 7 feet above the pool. PB mentioned that this could cause a priming issue and pump/oring maintenance would be more important. Wanted to see what you all thought.