The casing on my pool pump has a crack and started leaking. Thanks to all the good stuff in these forums, I feel pretty comfortable selecting a replacement pump and doing the work . . . except for one thing. The center of the current pump's input port is 9 3/8" above the pad. The center of the input port on the new models I'm considering runs around 8 1/8". So i'm wondering if I have to cut all the return lines on the suction side to lower them ~1", or if I can slope the final length of pipe that mates to the input port down, or what. I imagine this isn't a new problem, but I didn't find anything searching for it. I would love your help. I've attached a couple pictures of the setup.
Thanks a bunch,
18k gallon, IG plaster, 2.4 THP Centurion B130, Heyward S310T sand filter, Polaris 380 cleaner, aeration from spa waterfall