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    Inground vs above ground

    I have been told the pool I have is an inground by one pool store and a and an above pool by an other store.
    The pool is 12x24x4 the pool itself is in the ground. The pump is an above ground pump (Hayward super pump self primeing) located about 1' above the water level. The piping is a total 2.5' above the water level.
    It sounds like the pump is above ground and the pool is an inground.
    Can anybody clarify what the type is? I am contemplating converting to salt water.

    Altoona PA

    12X24X4
    3/4 penair
    18" sand

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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    Pool type makes no difference in converting to salt water chlorine generation. Size is all that matters.
    Why do you think you need to know the type?

    Is it rectangle or oval?
    Does it have a deep end?
    Do you know the volume in gallons?
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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    When buying a salt water generator, one of the questions ask if the pool is above or below.
    The poolis rectangle and 4' end to end (no well). Holds about 9K +-

    Altoona PA

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    3/4 penair
    18" sand

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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    Also trying to determine if this would be cost effective considering the cost of and dealing with chemical.

    Altoona PA

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    18" sand

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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    I get about 7500 gallons but I'm always conservative on volume estimates. Since it's inground you're not going to be able to use a return jet cell so then it really doesn't matter what they call it.

    It'll most likely be marketed as an above ground model due to the size of the pool.

    What models are you looking at?
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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    I could have quoted the volume.
    Looking at the Aqua Rite in ground 1500 gal or the 1800 above ground,
    the Hayward swimpure 1500 gal

    Altoona PA

    12X24X4
    3/4 penair
    18" sand

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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    Either of those units will work great on that pool.

    P.S. I think you need to add a zero to each number though!
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    Re: Inground vs above ground

    Thanks for your Help. The numbers should have had the extra zero.

    Altoona PA

    12X24X4
    3/4 penair
    18" sand

    New owner

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