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    Pump Placement

    Good afternoon! I will have my 27' AG installed in the next two weeks. All the info seems to indicate the pump/filter needs to be on the low side of the pool. Is there a reason I can't put it on the high side (landscape wise) other than run-off from back-flushing (which I will construct drainage for). Thanks!
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    Re: Pump Placement

    you can put it on the high side if you get inground pump equip...otherwise abg pool pumps are not self priming and should be below water level
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    Re: Pump Placement

    The top of the filter needs to be lower than the water level, anywhere that is true is fine.
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    Re: Pump Placement

    Jason, do you mean the top of the pump? I don't believe I've ever seen a filter as you describe.
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    Re: Pump Placement

    I mean whatever is highest. All of the pump/filter needs to be below water level. Usually the highest point on the equipment is the top of the filter.
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