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    Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    After rebuilding/reconfiguring my deck it's now necessary to move the pool equipment setup, as it's in the middle of a pathway.

    In the spring I'll replumb, upgrade, reconfigure and reposition the pump, filter, timers etc. My question is, would placing this all under a deck with approx 6' of head space be acceptable? Ideally I'd like to also enclose the setup to provide protection and storage space for related items.

    Has anyone done this? Any suggestions or feedback appreciated.
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    Re: Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    Be sure there's room to lift the top off the filter and clear all the innards!
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    Re: Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    Richard I have taken that into account. If I slightly reconfigure the gauge and petcock I'll have more than enough room.

    Any other feedback is appreciated.
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    Re: Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    I seem to need to get to my equipment frequently. Having it inconvenient would make me maintain it less. That said, having it hidden (and quiet) is a true blessing. You may have a hard decision but don't overlook the times you'll need to work on or near it.
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    Re: Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    Good point, Dave.

    It would be a few feet over from where it is now, and under the corner section of the deck. This will maintain it's accessibility. My aim is to exploit the unused space under the deck, provide a protective environment for the equipment, keep the mechanics out of sight and yes, keep the operation quieter.
    Anthony Pool, 35k gal plaster, DE (1.5hp Ultraflow), Rainbow 320, Dolphin Diagnostic 2001 (Advantage) & Polaris, Retrofitted Anthony mod #20 120v Niche light with Pentair 5G & adapter ring, 70's build / recoped and plastered 1.5 years ago

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    Re: Pool Equipment placement......under deck?

    Bugs. Wasp nests and spiders. Part of our pool equipment is under the wooden deck and ducking under there to do maintenance can be creepy. I never know what's going to drop down and crawl on my neck.
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