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Thread: Pump pad slightly below water level?

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    Jun 2010
    Austin, TX

    Pump pad slightly below water level?

    I'm getting a small exercise pool installed. I guess some might call it a spool. It is 8 x 17 x 5. Once you remove the volume taken by the steps and bench it is only about 3900 gallons.

    I am getting the pool installed raised slightly. The water level will be equal or less than 18 inches above ground. I just now realized that means my equipment pad and equipment will also be slightly under the water level as well. This had not occured to me until I was reading another post about pads below water level.

    Is this something I should worry about? Should I consider raising the pad and equipment above water level?
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    Apr 2009

    Re: Pump pad slightly below water level?

    IMO, don't worry about it. Like in the other thread this may mean a few extra valves, but it's no different than dealing with an AG pool and your volume is quite small, so risk of losing a ton of water is not that great
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