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    sand filter and pump placement

    hi again guys, just a quickie as its getting towards that time of year in Blighty


    can i have my 1/3 hp pump and sand filter at the same level as the surface of my pool, at the moment is is about 1m lower

    Cheers
    Gazz
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    AGP pumps are normally not self-priming so they need to be below water level.
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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    Hey John

    it isnt an above ground pool pump mate

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82 ... 180039.jpg
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    Quote Originally Posted by GazzMan
    Hey John

    it isnt an above ground pool pump mate

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82 ... 180039.jpg
    Your sig says you have an Intex AGP.
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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzMan
    Hey John

    it isnt an above ground pool pump mate

    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82 ... 180039.jpg
    Your sig says you have an Intex AGP.


    lol......i do, it also says

    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump

    Full story here http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

    Gazz
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    AGP pump is the key. I can' t find a site that indicates whether your pump is for AG or IG pools. If it's a pump designed for an above ground pool, it needs to be below the water level. If it's an inground pump, it will work at or above the water level.
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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    AGP pump is the key. I can' t find a site that indicates whether your pump is for AG or IG pools. If it's a pump designed for an above ground pool, it needs to be below the water level. If it's an inground pump, it will work at or above the water level.

    Ahh, i see where ya commin from, ok mate ill ask the supplier me thinks

    Thx John

    Gazz
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    In the pic of the pump, and filter, what is that thing on the far right with a hose going in and another coming out?

    Thanks,
    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    Quote Originally Posted by launboy
    In the pic of the pump, and filter, what is that thing on the far right with a hose going in and another coming out?

    Thanks,
    Adam
    it was a cheapo 5KW heater.............was is the prime word here lol


    Gazz
    15 x 36 Intex AGP
    External skimmer
    Mega sand filter
    1/3 HP pump
    http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll82/GazzMan9/

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    Re: sand filter and pump placement

    That pump is self-priming and I see no reason why it wouldn't work at pool level. Your water flow will decrease a bit, but still probably adequate. Is there enough slack in the hoses to allow you to do a test run before moving the filter?

    For clarification here's a link about just what "self-priming" means. Most pumps in our industry are self-priming. That's one of the purposes of the strainer basket ("a charge of liquid sufficient to prime the pump must be retained in the casing"), and why the inlet on most pumps is above the level of the impeller. Generally the only pumps in the pool and spa industry that are NOT self-priming are spa pumps and booster pumps, both of which are strainer-less.

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