I aquired a home (forclosure) in the fall of 2009 with an inground pool. I had the pool running last year without any issues except the pump became noisy midway through the season.
I would like to relocate my pump and filter pad but I'm a little conerned that the pump and filter setup will be going from its current location of three feet downgrade from the pool to about one foot above grade from the pool. Is this okay? If so, how deep should the pipes be layed. I want them to come through a concrete slab are before pour it. I intend to removed the existing shed and build a 10ft. x 17ft. shed on a slab to protect the pool equipment.
I have a 38,000 gal. in ground pool located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hayward D.E. Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward motor with 2 inch supply and returns. There are two wall skimmer returns, two wall skimmer supplies, two drains, and three floor supplies. Currently the filter and pump sit about 20 ft. from the pool down grade from the pool with no overhead cover. The filter and pump are unsightly to me and I would like to hide them from sight, protect them from the outdoor environment, as well as dampen the noise it produces.
I have attached an ovehead image of my pool. The yard slops the bottom of the image is higher and the top of the image lower. The red circle represents the current location of the pump and filter. The green circle is the propossed location. The blue lines leading from the pool the red circle already exist, the blue lines going from the red circle to the green circle would have to be trenched and layed.
I'm also assuming the pump needs the bearings replaced from the way it sounds. Is this something I can do myself, have repaired, or take to someone for repair?