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    Pump and filter location??

    First, I want to thank everyone on this forum for educating me about pools. I've been lurking for a couple of months and info is not so overwhelming now. It's coming together.

    It appears that most people have their pad located at the shallow end of a pool. Is there a reason for this?
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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Mine is closer to the deep end. I suspect that if you took a large enough poll, you would find pads at all locations around the pool.

    Usually people place the pad where it is least conspicuous and pump noise minimized. Close to the pool is ideal but large diameter pipe can compensate for larger distances.
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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Thanks Mark,
    BTW, I've really been studying your thread, Hydralics 101. Great stuff.
    Lynn

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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Mine's at the deep end. It would take more plumbing for most pools to put the equipment at the shallow end, but it could easily be done.
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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Deep end here too.

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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Shallow end for the reason given in an earlier post -- location of the pump house was to minimize pump noise. It was put into a corner of the yard where other neighbors had their pump houses. The orientation of the pool was done for ease of entry so the deep end is near the edge of the yard -- that forces the shallow end to be closer to the pump house, though there is still a distance of around 30 or so feet between them.

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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Neighors aren't an issue with me. Closest one is 1/2 mile away The shallow end will be close to the house, so I guess the deep end would/should be my choice. It will get all day sun there though.
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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    You could put a shed over it. That can also help reduce noise. I can tell when I've left the shed door open, just by the sound.
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    Re: Pump and filter location??

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Keeping the filter system protected from UV rays is a good idea and will prolong the life of the equipment some, so if it's feasible a shed is a good idea. If you put a shed around the equipment, do yourself a favor and have a drain (whatever kind of filter you have, you will have to drain it at some point, so give the water someplace to go) and make sure that the walls provide sufficient clearance so you can work on the system easily, if need be. Remember to follow the manufacturers instructions for clearances, etc.
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