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    Location filter + pump above water level


    IŽam installing an agp inground and wanŽt to know if I can install the pump and filter above water level?

    Buried oval above ground pool, 12x24, 7000gal
    Using the BBB method
    Sand filter 45kg, Pump 1000gph.
    Living in Portugal, Europe.

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Location filter + pump above water level

    Most AGP pumps are designed to be below the water level to ensure priming. If you are going to locate the pump above the water level, priming becomes questionable ... with some work you might get it flowing. But, you most likely will want to use a pump designed for an in-ground pool that has the capability of generating a low enough pressure at the impeller to allow priming.
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    Re: Location filter + pump above water level

    Something I have seen that I thought was nice was they dug a separate hole for the pump/filter that was just below water line and big enough to step into and do any maintenance. They also covered it with a door like thing like you see in cellars. I wished I would have taken pictures, but it was raining so much I was not sure you could see anything. It was at a house for sale that I went to look at. It was advertised as a IGP but when noticed right away that it was a AGP.
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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: Location filter + pump above water level

    Some AGP pumps are rated to lift water. My Pentair Dynamo is rated to lift water 8'. Most of the time the pump even in a buried pool situation will only be a foot or so above the water level.
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