As mentioned in other threads I just took out the concrete surrounding my pool area.
The piping was directly below the concrete (in some cases the concrete was poured into it) so it's completely unsalvageable. I planned to replace the piping and skimmers anyway, but until I get that done (may not start for 2 weeks) I'd prefer to run the pump and filter.
So, is it ok for me to just place the pump next to the pool with a pipe sitting in the water (and going into the pump), and have the filter attached next to it with just a pipe coming out of it going into the water.
No reason this should be an issue, right? If so, what if I put them farther away from the edge of the pool? That should resolve all issues, right?