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    Pump Placement

    What is the max distance from pool to pump? I'm thinking of moving my pump and if I do it would be almost 40 away from pool. Is this okay?
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    Re: Pump Placement

    It should be OK as long as under 50ft, and especially you have a 2 horse pump. What pvc sizes for suction and return lines?

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    Re: Pump Placement

    Mine is 100' away from the pool. Large pipe diameters are critical. 40' is no problem.

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    Re: Pump Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolMan93
    It should be OK as long as under 50ft, and especially you have a 2 horse pump. What pvc sizes for suction and return lines?

    pm93
    My pvc sizes are 1/5 right now but I can change that if I need to when I move the pump.
    Thanks!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
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    Re: Pump Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13


    My pvc sizes are 1/5 right now
    what does 1/5 mean? Pipe size should be in inches like 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, etc.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Pump Placement

    oops! I hit the / button instead of the . button. The pipe sizes are 1.5 inch.
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
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    Re: Pump Placement

    Trench is finally dug and pipes are going in today! One question tho... is it okay to have the pipes on top of one another? or partially on one another? The trench doesn't look wide enough to lay them side by side.
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    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
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    Re: Pump Placement

    I would not stack them on top of each other; they will vibrate and can rub a hole through them. I always dig my trenches at least 12" deep, and always lay the pipes side by side.

    I know that's not what you want to hear, but it is easier now then when you have to dig them up and repair later!

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    Re: Pump Placement

    In some spots they are side by side and other spots they are leaned up against one another. I was on borrowed time with the ditch witch and using free labor soooo..... I hope it all works out in the end!

    I converted all of my lines from 1.5" to 2" (except for at the ball valves). Would the change in lines make my pump louder or am I just imagining things?
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: Pump Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13
    In some spots they are side by side and other spots they are leaned up against one another. I was on borrowed time with the ditch witch and using free labor soooo..... I hope it all works out in the end!

    I converted all of my lines from 1.5" to 2" (except for at the ball valves). Would the change in lines make my pump louder or am I just imagining things?
    I'm hoping this isn't a case of "you get what you pay for" then

    The larger pipe would make the pump quieter, since it is able to move the water more efficiently.

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    Re: Pump Placement

    I hope not too! So far so good! Only time will tell now.

    As for the sound, maybe I'm just hearing it more bc it's bouncing between the fence and the shed. Who knows?! It's not that I can't live with it. I just thought that since I moved it behind the shed I wouldn't hear it as much.

    Thanks again!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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