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    What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Hi everyone. I've been lurking the boards for some months now. The information everyone shares is so helpful! I'll be putting up a thread once I have everything up and running.

    I'm getting ready to fill the pool, but I want to know what everyone recommends for a base for my filter. I was planning on leveling a rectangle on the ground and using large garden tiles, but still have nagging thoughts of a better solution. Pouring a small slab is not an option I want to consider.


    This is my filter:


    This is the smaller chlorinator:


    Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Find the patio block that appeals to you at your local hardware store uses as many as you need to make a base for your equipment. Be sure to remove the grass and level the area under the blocks first and everything should be fine!
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    I concur. Good idea
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    You can also use a small PVC AC condenser pad sold at your local plumbing/HVAC supply store as another option
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Using Pavers is a good option if you don't want to pour a slab. I used bricks under mine.

    Also you should remove the test results from your sig. Since they change regularly and. when we're replying to your post we don't see your sig, it makes it better to put those in the post as needed. Not to mention that you're not supposed to have but 5 lines in your sig.

    [edit] Wow, three people beat me typing. [end edit]

    I like the A/C pad idea too.
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Find the patio block that appeals to you at your local hardware store uses as many as you need to make a base for your equipment. Be sure to remove the grass and level the area under the blocks first and everything should be fine!
    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    I concur. Good idea
    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Using Pavers is a good option if you don't want to pour a slab. I used bricks under mine.

    That's what I figured was the best option.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    You can also use a small PVC AC condenser pad sold at your local plumbing/HVAC supply store as another option
    I thought about this also, but I'm worried the weight of the filter with the 55 lbs. of Zeobrite and water will be too much load and crack the plastic. I'm going to look into this more...
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler

    Also you should remove the test results from your sig. Since they change regularly and. when we're replying to your post we don't see your sig, it makes it better to put those in the post as needed. Not to mention that you're not supposed to have but 5 lines in your sig.
    right on I'll remember to post them when I need to.
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    It won't be too much weight. Our heat pump is on one, and it weighs about ten billion pounds.
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Mine is on an AC pad----------22" 250 lb. filter and pump. Looks nice too!
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Mine is on an AC pad----------22" 250 lb. filter and pump. Looks nice too!
    Yup...I have the same set-up 250lb sand filter with pump...I'm pretty sure condensers are pretty heavy to begin with, which gave me the idea...here is a pic for reference

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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    thanks a lot guys, I just ordered this:

    http://www.pexsupply.com/DiversiTech...ck-Pad-36-x-48
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyKRS
    thanks a lot guys, I just ordered this:

    http://www.pexsupply.com/DiversiTech...ck-Pad-36-x-48
    jerseyKRS, how is the zeobrite working for you?
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    Re: What to use as a base for filter/pump/chlorinator?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsf0656
    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyKRS
    thanks a lot guys, I just ordered this:

    http://www.pexsupply.com/DiversiTech...ck-Pad-36-x-48
    jerseyKRS, how is the zeobrite working for you?

    well, considering the pump isn't up and running yet, it's working out very well sitting in my TV room. lol
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