Well after three weeks of prepping my pool(30'x54"wall Tahitian AG pool) site and alot of sweat labor our pool arrived yesterday.
I have a major concern on the plumbing of the filter unit to the pool though. There is no specific instructions on this but here is what I have... 1 1/2 HP Sta Rite Mod canister filter and a wide mouth skimmer. The electrical plug for the pump is very short(maybe 3 feet at most). The black hoses that came with it look very cheap and cheesy. Can i use sch 40 PVC instead and bury it? Also how far away can I set the filter unit from the pool?
I am going to be building a 3ft deck all around the pool in the future and would hate for the filter unit to cause problems with that later on.
I also would think that haveing a ball valve in the skimmer and return line would be normal but none came with the set up. Am I thinking right that if you do not install valves then if you ever had problems down the line you would have to drain the water down to make any repairs?
Thanks in advance