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    Pump/Filter under a deck?

    Is it practical or even feasible to have the pool equipment under the deck? The deck will be about 5' high maybe a little less where the equipment will be located. I'll have a access panel in the side on hinges to get underneath and work on everything.
    I'm putting a square deck around my round pool and don't really have much room outside the deck for the equipment.

    Just wondering what everyone has done or thinks. I've seen a few pics from searches but nothing major.
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    Put it wherever you want, its just the fact of getting to it when you need to.

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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    I have mine under my deck. The deck is even with the pool, so I'd say about 52 inches off the ground. Works for me, but I'm only 5 ft tall so I don't have to bend over a lot when I'm under there.....lol
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    is there plenty of room to get to everything with it like that?
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    I'm too old to be crawling under a deck to access equipment in the winter and back washing.
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    I have my equipment under my deck. My deck is about 8' off the ground so clearance is not an issue. It does seem to reverberate sound more than if it was out in the open.
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    I guess i can always try it and if I dont like it, I could always get longer hoses or hard plumb it and move it where ever I want.
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    Make sure you can get the lid off your filter. And think about sitting on the deck, and listening to that right underneath you while it runs...
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg_nh View Post
    Make sure you can get the lid off your filter. And think about sitting on the deck, and listening to that right underneath you while it runs...

    make sure you leave plenty of room for this. getting those pump filter lids on and then back on again with a good seal can make for one very bad day. you dont want to further complicate it by having no room around it (or above it) to work.

    i personally would NOT put equipment under the deck, unless there was enough room for me to stand up perfectly straight under there without hitting my head on something.

    even then..... i donno.
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    Re: Pump/Filter under a deck?

    I have mine under the deck and a hatch to accces everthing. Works great for me. One thing i wish i had done is put a second gate off the deck close to the pump. When i have to turn off the pump to get a full skimmer basket out to empty i have to walk out the deck gate and around to the pump to turn it back on, but i guess that doesnt matter that its under the deck or not for that problem. Just that my gate is far from the pump.
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