Dear Mr. Pool Builder...
I do have to say that I am always thoroughly impressed at how clean and efficient you install the pad and equipment. I mean, who else can get 30sf worth of equipment on a 50sf pad in 25sf of space? Your talents are amazing.
The question I have however is that, once the pad is installed, have you ever tried to pull a pump out of this wonderful display of space saving - without having to cut any of your own PVC? Unlike me, your contortionist skills along with your youth must surely be comparable to those who are members in the troupes of "Cirque du Soleil" (my age/youth and contortionist skills, however, are not).
Also, your ability to plumb the pad with precision amazes me - how you use as little PVC as possible (I appreciate your economics of saving $2.00 on 2" PVC pipe). I mean, the beauty and "tightness" of the plumbing where you save $0.05 worth of PVC by butting slip and elbow connectors directly to $50 Jandy three-way valves - all of the way to the pump.
I mean, no-one would ever need to replace the pump with - say - a different brand/model (or, even the same brand - when you plumb directly and throw the quick-connects away), and have to cut-out and replace $100 worth of valves and connectors that are now useless - turning a simple 1 hour, job into an almost complete pad 4-hour re-plumb (plus additional parts). Nah, it never happens.
So, if you would do me, the pool guy a favor and remember - I'm getting older and don't bend as well as I used to. And leaving me at-least 3" between connectors/fittings will allow at-least one modification to your plumbing work of art without me having to cut most of it out if something ever needs replaced.
(p.s., Mods, if this is more appropriate in the water bucket, won't hurt my feelings if you move it. But it might help someone who's having their pool installed to tell the PB to "leave some room to work, and leave a little extra space in the PVC id they ever have to add/modify equipment at the pad".)
(pps, Oh, can you tell what I did today?)