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    1HP Pump distance

    I have a 15' (5700 gallons) pool and would like to move my pump, sand filter and swg about 60' away from the pool. Is that possible? I have a 1HP Hayward pump. My dilemma is that I need to run electrical to my pool and I was thinking instead of running copper that far for a sub panel, I could run pvc for the pump and put the sub panel on my garage wall which would behind the main panel for the house in the garage. The pump equipment would be right next to the sub panel. Does that sound logical?
    The pump elevation would be below the water line and would be the same weather it was next to the pool or 60' away. My thinking is that pvc would be cheaper then copper and also, it would be quieter if the pump was away from the pool.

    I installed this pool myself last year and have been running the pool pump off an outlet near my house but I need to get it moved to it's own circuit.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan

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    Re: 1HP Pump distance

    Moving the pump 60' away from the pool is certainly possible, though it won't work with the Intex pump listed in your signature. I recommend using 2" rigid PVC is that is practical.

    Which model of Hayward pump do you have? Most of their above ground pumps will work, but a few of them are not designed for long plumbing runs like that. The Power-Flo Matrix is particularly appropriate for long plumbing runs.
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    Re: 1HP Pump distance

    Sorry, I guess I need to update my signature because I got rid of that intex pool a couple of years ago. I have a regular above ground pool now. The Hayward pump is a Power-flo matrix and i believe the model number is sp-1510-z1-xehc

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    Re: 1HP Pump distance

    Pretty much, you can put the pump as far away as you want as long as you use large enough pipe.

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    Re: 1HP Pump distance

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW
    Pretty much, you can put the pump as far away as you want as long as you use large enough pipe.
    So, 2" pipe would be large enough?

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    Re: 1HP Pump distance

    Yes, 2" pipe should be fine for 60' with that pump.
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