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Newdude

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He's making a makeshift road to bring it all in
I haven’t checked the neighbor manual in a while but pretty sure road construction to help your pool guarantees an open invite to any/all future parties.

Where you will promptly show him off. This guy !!! THIS GUY built a Freaking ROAD so all this could happen !!!! Everybody raise a glass !! :laughblue:
 

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Here are pics of the front of the business. We can definitely get cement trucks n dump trucks in. We will be taking the pool off the truck at the cross roads in the second pic. Third pic where the dumpster is will be the temp road into my property.
 

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Casey

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One thing I'm not very happy about is that
I haven’t checked the neighbor manual in a while but pretty sure road construction to help your pool guarantees an open invite to any/all future parties.

Where you will promptly show him off. This guy !!! THIS GUY built a Freaking ROAD so all this could happen !!!! Everybody raise a glass !! :laughblue:
If it weren't for my neighbor Jack, I would not be getting this pool. He did not have to do this and I'm extremely grateful. I have all the room in the world to get this pool in but I have to use his yard. I hate it but I have no choice.

They did the road today too.
 

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If it weren't for my neighbor Jack, I would not be getting this pool
That’s the universe repaying you for putting up with the LAST guy. Who shalln’t be named. Eventho it’s the same name repeated TWICE.

Jerky Jerkson.
 
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That’s the universe repaying you for putting up with the LAST guy. Who shalln’t be named. Eventho it’s the same name repeated TWICE.

Jerky Jerkson.
He was such a Richard Richardson! :mrgreen: 😆
 
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Casey

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I am 10 days from dig.

So here I am thinking I need to decide what I want to do placement wise. I'm thinking i want the pool pushed all the way down closets to the road. I have the Thuja green Giants and my fence will be 4ft on the inside of the trees. So I am thinking, I'll go 12ft from the fence, have enough room to plant along the inside of the fence for landscaping, then 4ft of decking and slide, and then pool. I would have them line the pool up with the road instead of the driveway. Then that will give me more room for decking on the other long side of the pool closest to the house. The afternoon sun would then be at out backs n not blinding us in the evening.

Also... pump placement. I was going to have it on the inside of the fence but I'm not so sure I want it that close to the pool? I was thinking about putting it right outside of the garage. It would be higher than the pool. Any issues with this head loss wise or for priming purposes? I'm not completely opposed to shoving it in the corner of the property closest to the shallow end tanning ledge (I had to flip the pool). Will it be easier for me to access closest to the pool when cleaning? I dont want to have to go through the gate to the pump n back through gate to pool n so on... should I keep it closer to the pool? I f I do, I have some ideas going through my head on hiding it and still keeping it open for airflow.

I need to know what you would do and would be easiest for me to deal with the equipment and pool maintenance wise whether its cleaning, closing, opening ect.... pics of yard from ground level.
 

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Casey

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Pics from the dining room and kitchen of house and some of my house plants.

Pool builder wants to put the pool closest to the driveway. Please give me your opinions. I only get to do this one time!!!
 

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Also... pump placement. I was going to have it on the inside of the fence but I'm not so sure I want it that close to the pool? I was thinking about putting it right outside of the garage. It would be higher than the pool. Any issues with this head loss wise or for priming purposes?

How much higher then the pool would the pump be? A foot or two, no problem. Over 5 feet can become a priming problem.
 
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Newdude

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With a VS pump your only placement concern is looking at it. You have to be standing over it to hear it, and even then it’s barely humming at all. When showing my house to sell it we’d be standing by the pool and I’d point out the returns running. Then I’d have them turn around and see the pump that was running 15 ft behind them that they couldn’t hear.

IIRC, your property was flat/level enough that location shouldn’t be a problem for priming but confirm with Allen’s suggestion that it’s only a foot or two different.
 

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Here is my survey with some info blurred. Pool is going to right of structure/house. I wanted this house for the big yard aka pool!
I can't be certain but based on the small map in the corner of that survey I'm pretty sure that I've caught fish near your house before. LOL
 
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Casey

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How much higher then the pool would the pump be? A foot or two, no problem. Over 5 feet can become a priming problem.
Itd be over 5ft
 
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Make sure they install a suction side valve right before the pump to make it easier to prime.
 
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Casey

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@Casey just curious, do you work at Fayette or Greene? If I have that map figured out right, my best friend lives just a few miles up the road in BV.
I'll send you a pm
 

Casey

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How much over?

Let's get @mas985 thoughts on an equipment pad that high above the water..
I took a few pics. But the deadend grass is about where I will place my equipment if I keep it in the fenced area n do some magical landscaping to help hide it. I took a pic looking up at the garage and one down at the equipment site. It is roughly 34 steps. It goes up hill. I dont want to make a mistake in bad placement but I'm willing to keep the equipment closest to the pool if it'll run better. I originally wanted it close so I wasnt having to go in n out of the gate to get to it.
 

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Casey

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Make sure they install a suction side valve right before the pump to make it easier to prime.
Do I just ask him to add a suction side valve before the pump? Do PBers usually skip out on that?
 

JimMarshall

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I took a few pics. But the deadend grass is about where I will place my equipment if I keep it in the fenced area n do some magical landscaping to help hide it. I took a pic looking up at the garage and one down at the equipment site. It is roughly 34 steps. It goes up hill. I dont want to make a mistake in bad placement but I'm willing to keep the equipment closest to the pool if it'll run better. I originally wanted it close so I wasnt having to go in n out of the gate to get to it.
JMO..... the closer the equipment is to the pool the easier it is to troubleshoot, make adjustments, etc. with the VSP you won't hear the pump unless its on high
 
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If there are multiple suction ports, then there are usually some valves to control them but what I am talking about is a single 2-weay valve right before the pump after all suction ports are combined. This is so you can close it off, fill the pump basket, turn on the pump and then open the valve. That is the only way to prime a pump at a high elevation.

However, I would avoid a large elevation change if at all possible. You will be forever fighting air leaks.
 
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