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    Equipment Pad Size

    Another question about the equipment pad size.

    Pump: Pentair WFDS-6
    Filter: Pentair Triton II TR100
    SWCG: Intellichlor IC40
    No heater
    no booster pump
    no added frills

    I want to make sure I have enough space for the mentioned equipment so the plumbing won't be crowded and make it easier to change out if need be. I also plan on adding a pool deck box next to the pump area for any needed supplys.

    I'm thinking about a 4' x 8' size concrete pad. Too Small, Too Big, Just Right?

    Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
    Mark Crook
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    Re: Equipment Pad Size

    I think a 4'x8' would be just about right. I might consider a 3'x12' if you have the room length wise.
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    Re: Equipment Pad Size

    Why would you make it longer? I have the whole side of my house to put the pad (40' long I think). I just want to make sure I'm not going to cut myself short.
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    Re: Equipment Pad Size

    I think it works better longer. You figure the filter is gonna take 3' square. It'd be nice to give the pump another 3' then you only have 2' left to put the intellichlor control center. With a 12' you've still got 4' to put the deck box on. To me it looks better if everything's laid out side by side.
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    Re: Equipment Pad Size

    I would skip the traditional concrete pad and go with large pavers instead so you have some flexibility to rearrange things if necessary. But at minimum, don't concrete in the the pipes so you have easy access.
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    Re: Equipment Pad Size

    Quote Originally Posted by crookm11
    Another question about the equipment pad size.

    Pump: Pentair WFDS-6
    Filter: Pentair Triton II TR100
    SWCG: Intellichlor IC40
    No heater
    no booster pump
    no added frills

    I want to make sure I have enough space for the mentioned equipment so the plumbing won't be crowded and make it easier to change out if need be. I also plan on adding a pool deck box next to the pump area for any needed supplys.

    I'm thinking about a 4' x 8' size concrete pad. Too Small, Too Big, Just Right?

    Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
    Mark, are you putting this gear on your Intex or upgrading pools?
    The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

    24' x 52" Intex ultra frame pool (12,400 gallons) with seperate Intex 2500gph pump and SWG and 2 Intex magnetic pool lights.
    Looking to upgrade to 27-30' semi inground install

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