OK, we ordered the resin pool over the al one (prior post). It is a 18' Kamika/Nuance by trevi with a 2 speed 1.5 HP pump/150 square ft cartridge filter. It is sitting in the garage and I go to get the county permit Fri.
I've been digging the alien ship landing spot for a few weeks now. It's pretty smooth and level, but I had to dig quite a bit out of our sloping yard (may 18-24" out of the upper side).
We have code set-backs and electrical code issues to deal with here. The pool is in the corner of our lot so I don't have a lot of options on siting the pump & filter and dealing with both the the property line and electrical setbacks together.
How important is wind direction to skimmer placement and would I be better off making a long plumbing run to get the direction correct? I'm worried about losing flow with a longer plumbing run.