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    Plumbing question...

    More than half way through my self build and just finished digging all my trenches for my returns. I am pretty much sloping down to the pool for all my lines but there is a few spots where I would slope up just a little bit from the pump and then back down to the pool.

    I hope this makes sense. Is this a problem? I read somewhere that the pump should be higher than the skimmers and returns (which it is) but the pipes dont make a clean run straight down from the pump. The parts that slope up however, never goes higher than the pump.

    10,000 gallon, in-ground 19x32, hayward sand filter, 250,000 btu hayward heater, hayward 2 speed 2hp pump, pentair chlorine feeder, 2 aqua genie skimmers, self build!

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    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
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    Re: Plumbing question...

    Mostly it depends on the type and size pump you are using, but overall it should be o.k.
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    Re: Plumbing question...

    It's no problem.
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    Re: Plumbing question...

    As Zea (and Dave) said, it'll be fine. Actually having the pump below the skimmer and returns is fine. AGP's do it all the time. You just have to be prepared for it.
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