Howdy. I'm building a concrete block pool for my dogs. The build can be seen here:
I'm at the plumbing stage and have a newbie question that I need help with before I proceed.
The pool is only going to be 24 inches deep - to get around permit/easement requirements.
I bought a small Hayward pump & filter combination setup. The pool will be less than 2000 gallons, so I hoped that I could get by with this small unit.
The instructions say the filter system should be installed 1 & 1/2 feet below the pool water level.
Well... the water level will be approximately 8 inches above the intake for the strainer canister. To top that off, the PVC lines from the strainer and the other suction line are below the canister intake, as shown in the pictures below.
All the pipe to connect the skimmer and suction line to the canister intake are just dry fitted for now as I need some expert advice as to whether this setup will work before I cement it all in place.
I can't mount the pump any lower, or it will be below ground level and probably underwater in a hard rain.
Here are a couple views of what I've got going on.
I know I could buy a pump for an inground pool along with a separate filter, but that will at least triple the cost of what I've already bought.
So please, I could use some knowledge from those of you that have been there done that.
Will this setup work?