I'll be moving the pool equipment to a new pad I'm building. It's just 15 feet from the old pad.
I'll have plenty of hydraulic and equipment questions later, but for now:
1. What elevation should the pad be? I'm planning on putting it just above the highest water level the pool can accommodate. That OK? Any other ideas?
2. 1 1/2 inch pipe goes to the existing pad. My current equipment uses 1 1/2 inch. I've read that 2 inch is better for the pipe near the equipment. Should I use 2 inch from the existing piping for the 15 feet to the new pad, then step it down to 1 1/2 inch for each piece? Or just go with 1 1/2 all the way?
3. Must the pad be poured concrete? Or can I get away with a plastic A.C. pad, pavers, etc.?