I will be purchasing a separate pump and filter, not a combo kit, so there will not be an integrated mounting base. How do I mount the pump and filter? I am assuming that there are bolt flanges on each piece and that they can just be bolted down to the pad, but pictures are unclear.
Do I have to have a poured concrete pad? Why can I not just use a pad made out of treated wood, which would be easier to bolt things on to?