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    Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Now it may not be done 100% but when I asked the equipment installer, he indicated that he elevates all the equpment.
    I emailed the pool builder regarding the look and hopefully I get an answer that satisfies us both.
    The heatpro looks a little large for this platform as well, although it stll needs to be pushed back a bit.

    Any thoughts??
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    If it helps, it looks better than this.

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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Interesting setup to be honest. I'd worry about those slabs cracking. Nice heat pump though, I have the same one. Works great!
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    If you don't mind looking at that all the time no biggie. Kinda reminds me of the old stereo cabinets from the 70's where we would use plywood and cinderblock.
    But seriously, I would pour a slab and build a fence/box/ enclosure of some kind around it.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Will be fencing it in. Will see end result after plumber resets the heat pro etc and pushes back.
    Electrical is being installed tomorrow any tips or anything to ask?
    I am sure they'll be asking me where I want the pool light switch.
    It's the Hayward led color logic .

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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Quote Originally Posted by Agd38 View Post
    I am sure they'll be asking me where I want the pool light switch.
    It's the Hayward led color logic .
    Don't be so sure! Suggestion, tell them where you want it, don't wait to be asked or it may be too late. The same with the electrical panel if you have any preference.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    ^ +1

    Don't count on anyone to do what you want, unless you tell them. My wife says to me all the time that I drive contractors crazy. Maybe, but I get it done how I want, since I have to live with it. I'm ok with that.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    So I spoke to the contractor and he said that all their pads are elevated. Although I'll be extending my fence to cover up the equipment from plain site. I'm not crazy about the cinderblock look. Kinda reminds me of the 80's movies when they would take the wheels off the cars and put the car up on cinderblocks

    From his experience, many slabs have cracked when poured or slabs on the dirt, the elevation makes it easier to replace if at all necessary.

    Who knows?

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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    How big is the pool and how many gpm is that filter. What is the pipe diameter?
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    I've never been to Tampa and never seen a lightweight concrete condenser pad used like that. Why not just set the pads on the ground? How many of these is he replacing? That heat pump has a 10 year service life.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    That, would NOT fly at my house!

    If it were my pool build, I would remind the PB how much money I have tied up in this deal and how unprofessional that looks. I could have done that myself! Personally, I don't care if it's covered with a tarp, it looks horrible and CHEAP! I don't mean to offend you. I just don't think this looks professional at all.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    If it helps, it looks better than this.

    OMG!!!

    I hope that's photoshopped! LOL WOW!!!!
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    This is a new build pool is 15 x30. The filter is 1750 and the pipe diameter on all the plumbing is 2"
    I believe the pool is 14274 gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    How big is the pool and how many gpm is that filter. What is the pipe diameter?
    This is a new build pool is 15 x30. The filter is 1750 and the pipe diameter on all the plumbing is 2"
    I believe the pool is 14274 gallons.

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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    At least your pump is on concrete. The pool I inherited has the pump sitting directly on dirt.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    That, would NOT fly at my house!

    If it were my pool build, I would remind the PB how much money I have tied up in this deal and how unprofessional that looks. I could have done that myself! Personally, I don't care if it's covered with a tarp, it looks horrible and CHEAP! I don't mean to offend you. I just don't think this looks professional at all.
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    I'd ask for him to do it the right way. Remind the PB that what may be just "another pool" to him is a very BIG deal in your life. Cutting corners shouldn't work.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Mine uses the same pads but set directly on the ground. Looks fine to me. They did pack the ground underneath with heavy equipment to prevent settling later on.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Update this morning I had words with the plumber aka--equipment guy. He asked me if I wanted to just set the slabs on the dirt. I said to leave it.
    When the foreman comes around we will discuss. On a side note-i plan on extending the travertine decking path around the equipment and I'm sure they can mortar/thinset the face of it

    Electricians are adding the panel and lightswitch. The cool part is I can tap into the 300watt transformer in the future if I were to add outdoor lighting out back.
    Although same circuit as the led pool light...on/off.
    Here's the latest pic on the equipment set.--


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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    I like the idea of elevating the equipment, and you have some landscaping options to pretty it up.
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    I like the idea of elevating the equipment, and you have some landscaping options to pretty it up.
    Sure, but elevating is not the issue at hand. Sitting on cinder blocks (the aesthetics of it) sounded like one of the TS's concerns. Unless I'm reading it wrong?
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    Re: Should the equipment pad look like this??

    This is a new build pool is 15 x30. The filter is 1750 and the pipe diameter on all the plumbing is 2"
    I believe the pool is 14274 gallons.
    That all seems cool. From the pic, I somehow got the mistaken impression it was all a bit smaller than that. I think you're good to go.
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