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    Pump Type for buried AGP

    Greetings all,

    I'm having my AGP installed in about a week. It is a 27 foot round, with a 52" wall. My pool will have a Hayward sand pump (not sure the model number yet.)

    I am going to sink the pool 24 to 30 inches in the ground.

    My question is: Can I still use an above ground pump, or do I need to switch to an in ground pump because the water won't be falling into the top of the pump / filter?

    I plan on putting the pump/filter within a few feet of the pool.

    16x32 IG vinyl liner, Hayward Sand Filter.

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    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
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    Re: Pump Type for buried AGP

    Welcome to TFP!
    As long as the pump is still below the water level, an above-ground pump will work fine. If it is above (and has to suck water up to prime) you will need an inground pump.
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    Re: Pump Type for buried AGP

    There are a few above ground pumps that are self-priming such as the Pentair Dynamo and the Hayward PowerFlo II. So if the pump is above water level, then you could use one of those.
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    SW MO

    Re: Pump Type for buried AGP

    I'm still working on getting mine backfilled but where I set the pump the pump is below the water line with no problems. The sand filter multi port is above the water line.
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