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    Pump Install

    Was hoping to get some feedback on a new pump install. My service company installed it today, the height profile is a bit lower than the old pool pump. Instead of cutting some of the pvc piping to fit they just raised the new pump with some wooden boards. I guess I'm a bit concerned that these will just rot away and i'll be left with a sagging pump. Is this something I should ask them to come back out and correct or am I being too picky here? IMG_0447.jpg
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    Re: Pump Install

    I would suggest getting a rubber antivibration pad and sliding it under the pump in place of those boards.

    p.s. if you have a Tractor Supply nearby you can get a half size horse stall mat that you can cut down and fit under the pump for about $25, I have one that I put under my standby generator to reduce vibration noise
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    Re: Pump Install

    Yeah, that is pretty shoddy.
    It would have been a lot more work to lower the pipes, but they could have done better than some boards.
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    Re: Pump Install

    Ya I think I'm going to ask them to lower the piping. It's 4 pipes that need to be cut and lowered but for the price I paid to get this thing installed a few pieces of wood won't cut it. Hopefully they're cool with it.
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    Re: Pump Install

    Personally, I think I would leave it and use the rubber mat to isolate the pump and make it quieter.
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    Re: Pump Install

    Thanks for the feedback. Was thinking it would be better to lower the piping but based on your and Isaac's response the vibration mat may be a better solution. Hopefully can find one the right thickness.
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