Just in the process of planning our Above Ground placement/build. We'll be putting together a 27foot round pool, with a Hayward 200,000 BTU nat gas heater, Hayward single-speed 1hp pump (I wanted 2-speed but we can't really find them anywhere in Canada, without kicking the HP up which seems to go against what I am reading), and a 24inch sand filter.
So here is my question.....
The pool will be going in front of our existing deck, and we will be running gas from the 1inch line at the side of our house. It would be best for us to put the pump and the heater closer to this gas meter, because it's a) in a nice, tucked away area, and b) less gas line to run out to the pool (the run would be about 50 feet so we're worried about cost and also safety of having a gas line running that far). So, is this totally stupid? Having our pump and heater closer to the house, and running the water pipes out 50 feet to the pool, or are we much better off to run a gas line 50 feet, and keep the pump and heater closer to the pool? I'm thinking we can insulate the water pipes to lower heat loss? And, if we do this, will our pump still be adequate?