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    planning ahead

    We are planning to add a deck to the pool for next summer. I would like the deck to go all the way around but I don't want to deck over the pump and filter. I know most above grounds have the pump and filter within 3 feet of the pool. Would there be any problems with moving them about 20 feet back and to the side?
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    Re: planning ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Most above grounds have the pump and filter within 3 feet of the pool. Would there be any problems with moving them about 20 feet back and to the side?
    I'll offer an opinion that, as Click and Clack might opine, 'is unencumbered by the thought process:'

    Certainly this would add something to the load on the pump, but it should be able to handle a straight or nearly straight run of that length using large diameter (say 2") PVC and a minimal number of turns using 45° elbows.

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    Re: planning ahead

    As long as the elevation stays relatively constant (plus or minus a foot, I'd say) the additional resistance will be minimal and present no problem.
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