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Thread: Above ground pool filter location

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    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Staten Island New York

    Above ground pool filter location

    I recently had a pool installed in my backyard and my question is can I place my filter about 20 feet from pool. I have a hayward extreme c150 1.5 horsepower filter.

    The filter will be below water level because my pool is only 1 foot in the ground.

    The reason for doing this is it will be out of sight and closer to gas hookup for heater.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Aug 2012
    Elverson Pa.

    Re: Above ground pool filter location

    Welcome to TFP !
    I see no problem with this.
    If you could add all your pool and equipment info to your sig that will help us better help you. 😎
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Join Date
    May 2012
    Montville NJ

    Re: Above ground pool filter location

    Mine is about 16 to 20 feet from my pool (the skimmer is further away than the return) It has been this way for two seasons now, with no issues. I have a smaller pump than you do (see signature)

    I assume you are going to hard plumb and bury your lines - since you said it is to place the filter out of sight, so I guess you don't want hoses laying on the ground. IF you are going to hard plumb and bury, make sure you use 45s and sweep 90s as much as you can, as opposed to hard 90 elbows. If you are burying your lines, you will also have to ensure that you have a way to blow them out and seal them when you close for the winter. I am lucky, mine are on the ground surface, because they are under my deck, so they free drain, but if you create a U by going underground, you will have to blow them out.

    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hard plumbed Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump (Got a new one June 2015)
    Filered 4 hours per day (on a timer)
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