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    Equipment placement and Happy Bottom Questions ...

    My 27' round AGP will be installed next Wed (sorry I wussed out and hired someone) and I have a question about filter/pump placement.

    Naturally most people have them right next to the pool and can and may have to do that for money reasons but I am also considering putting into an old metal shed that I have in my yard.

    This shed is probably a solid 30-40 feet from the pool location. Shed is all metal and in good shape (full of junk that needs to be tossed of course) and has a wooden floor in it.

    Pump/Filter combo is a Waterco T450 and 2HP pump.

    Should I put this in the shed and run hard 2" PVC underground from it to the pool. Is the distance too far?

    Greg


    EDIT -- Adding the Happy Bottom question.

    Is there an acceptable alternative to Happy Bottom? We want to use this but no one stocks it they all have at least a 7-10 day lead time then they need to ship to us. Installer is coming Wednesday.

    I know there is Gorilla Pad but that is more of a weed barrier then a "padding".

    The installer will be putting down a layer of sand of course (packed down and not sure how thick) but I would like some nice cushioning on the bottom for our feet.

    Any good & safe options that I can get in time for the Wed install?
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: Equipment placement question .... put into shed or not?

    GCS,

    I would absolutely put it in the shed...

    1. That is not too far.....will hardly make a difference

    2. Sun and water are the enemies of all things mechanical

    3. The extra quietness is an amazing benefit.

    4. It gives the wasps a nice, dry place to set up shop so they can ambush you when you go in to check on the filter.

    Okay, so number 4 may not be huge benefit Nevertheless, I think the benefits far outweigh the annoyances of a few critters.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Equipment placement question .... put into shed or not?

    Oh great thanks for the wasp comment .. I am allergic, LOL!

    I guess better get my bug gear on then.

    Should I leave the sliding doors to the shed opened or closed? Shed is roughly 12'x'12'x6' and only has small slit vents where the roof attaches to the sides.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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