I am getting ready to purchase a 32x16 DoughBoy and I am trying to make a decision on filter/pump selection and placement. I tried reading the Hydraulics 101 thread, but it made my head spin.
The dealer is recommending a Waterway Clearwater II above ground DE Filter (67 GPM, 18 sqft filter), with a Waterway Hi-Flo 2 speed 1.5 hp pump. He is telling me that with this setup I need to have the pump and filter no more than 23 feet from the pool. I told him that I would ideally like the filter 60' from the pool, or could live with an alternate location about 35' from the pool. He told me that to accomplish this, I would need to upgrade both the pump and filter to one designed for in-ground pools, as the Clearwater II could not handle the higher pressures that would be generated by a pump that could cover the distance. He is supposed to call me back with models and prices of what he recommends to cover 35 or 60'.
Does this sound reasonable? Do I have any other options like changing the pipe diameters? What would be the affect of ignoring the dealers recommendation and placing the above ground filter at 35' (50% further than his max recommended distance of 23')?
Thanks in advanced!