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    Distance from gas heater to pool water matter?

    I'm going to work with the town to get permits for a NG heater. I'm thinking of placing the heater, along side my HVAC, but that's about 50' to the current pump/filter. The pump/filter are 5 feet from the pool's edge.

    - Can I put the units 50 apart, without issue?
    - If I place them that far apart, do I need to upgrade the HP for my pump?

    Any other issues/concerns?
    18' AG pool, 7,646 gallons, Sun from 11:30AM-2PM.
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    Re: Distance from gas heater to filter/pump matter?

    50' is pretty far and I wouldn't do it. You can't get it closer? Also, you need to make sure that putting it so close to an AC unit is within code.
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    Re: Distance from gas heater to filter/pump matter?

    50' of horizontal 2" plumbing isn't really that big of a deal and should not require a pump upgrade. I would be more concerned about the heat loss through the plumbing while traveling that distance.
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    Re: Distance from gas heater to filter/pump matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    50' of horizontal 2" plumbing isn't really that big of a deal and should not require a pump upgrade. I would be more concerned about the heat loss through the plumbing while traveling that distance.
    Yep. The heat loss was my concern. If you picture my pump at 4:00 on the pool, I believe I'll be permitted to put the heater at 10:00, so about 25 feet. I was just reading on here that folks put them with their AC unit. And, my AC is against a wall with no windows. Perhaps the best selling point is that I believe I could run the entire gas pipe along the basement ceiling and just pop out where the AC unit is, so that saves a lot of digging $$$.
    18' AG pool, 7,646 gallons, Sun from 11:30AM-2PM.
    Pentair Dynamo 1hp pump, Intermatic Timer (6/17)
    Pentair Sand dollar filter - 100lbs, 35gpm
    Pentair Lil' Shark cleaner, TF-100 Kit
    Raypak 206A 200K, BTU gas (6/17)

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