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    Plumbing above ground pool

    Some friends gave me an AGP. I have set it up and the pump (intex sand/chlorine generator) is running on an extension cord (I know big no no). My nearest outlet is about 35 feet away. I know most would say to dig a trench and run an outlet to the pool. I would rather put the pump near the outlet and plumb the pump intake and return lines through the ground with PVC. Is this too long of a run to do this? Am I putting undue strain on my pump by doing this?

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    Re: Plumbing above ground pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    No, 35' of horizontal PVC run is not too much. I would use 2"
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    Re: Plumbing above ground pool

    Thanks for the info and the warm welcome! I will follow your advice with the 2" pipe as well. Beautiful pool you have built there in your signature!

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    Re: Plumbing above ground pool

    Thanks! When yours is up and running you know what you need to do! We like pics! Edit Signature
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