I was over at the forums at dslreports and saw this post: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r272...ping-question. where it appears that his pool heater is in his basement. See attached picture.
I'm in the process of adding a natural gas heater and had never considered having it in my basement instead of outside. This could increase the life of the heater too.
Anyways, I'm currently digging two 70' long trenches. One for a gas line and one for an electrical line. But instead, I could use those ditches for two water lines. Technically at that point I could even bring my pool pump, filter, and salt water system down to the basement. Is this all common practice? Is this a big no/no? Could the pump even handle the distance? What about being below 8' below ground? Also concerned with pumping all that water through my house, although I do have a sump pump in emergency.