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    pump/filter placement for AGP

    Hi all,

    I have another question on my mission to get my pool all set up. the area that have my cutouts for the skimmer and returns are on the "high ground" side of my pool, as we had to dig into a slight slope to level. My question is, does the pool pump and filter system and heater have to be LOWER than the skimmer? Right now the ground where my equipment will sit, may put the pump a foot or so lower than the skimmer outlet...is this ok??

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    Dan
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: pump/filter placement for AGP

    I would think that as long as the pump is below the waterline of the pool, you'd be OK.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Re: pump/filter placement for AGP

    That's kind of what I thought, but wanted to be sure.

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    Dan
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: pump/filter placement for AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I would think that as long as the pump is below the waterline of the pool, you'd be OK.

    I agree,

    Above ground pumps will usually self-prime since they are usually below the water line. If you have the pump above the water line it will usually not prime itself. In these applications, I believe you could use an inground pump. Like MikeInTN mentioned though, I think as long as your pump is below the waterline, you should be just fine.

    PS Mike,

    I have one 11 year old black miniature Schnauzer and one 6 year old white one. I agree:

    "Fear the Schnauz"

    or in my case..... the "Schnauzes"
    33'x15' x 52" Aqualeader
    Gallons ? - (I use appx 13,500 to calculate "stuff")
    33 x 15 x 4.3 x 5.9 = 12,558. or . . The Pool Calculator = 14,400
    Hayward S-166T 100Lb Sand Filter - Hayward Power-Flo LX 1HP Pump
    Intex S.W.G.

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