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    How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    I am in the process of purchasing and burying a 24' round Radiant Metric GT Pool. They are giving me a 1 HP Hayward Super Pump. The ideal location for me for the pump would be about 35 feet away from the skimmer. Will that be ok?
    24' x 52" round Radiant Metric GT, Fully Buried.

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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Yes, that will be fine.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    thanks, does pipe size matter, I was planning on using 1.5".
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    2" is better and doesn't cost much more, but 1.5" will work.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    If possible, you might want to consider using a 1/2 HP or 3/4 HP pump instead of the 1 HP.

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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    The 1 HP SuperPump is smaller than many other 3/4 HP or even 1/2 HP pumps so it is actually about the smallest IG pump on the market.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    The 1 HP SuperPump is smaller than many other 3/4 HP or even 1/2 HP pumps so it is actually about the smallest IG pump on the market.
    This shows the SuperPump in a 1/2 HP and 3/4 HP model.

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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Correct but what I was refering to was other pump models/manufactures.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Correct but what I was refering to was other pump models/manufactures.
    Which HP SuperPump do you think would be the best choice for the poster?

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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbysdad
    They are giving me a 1 HP Hayward Super Pump.
    Sounds more like a done deal. Certainly a smaller pump might be possible but my concerns would be for the backwash requirements of the filter if any and if there would be any plans in the future for solar panels on a roof.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Also, does this thing come with an on off switch? I haven't gotten it yet and I am going to have an electrician wire it, but if it doesn't have an on off switch, I might buy a timer and have him do that also.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    I'd opt for the timer anyway. it's so much easier to have it start and stop automatically.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    would something like the intermetic T101R3 be sufficient? I am planning on having the pump wired to 110v.
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    That would be a good one!
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    Can you use 2" pipe on the Metric or do you have to use 1.5"?
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    Re: How Far Away Can My Super Pump Be?

    I think the fittings are 1.5".
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