Raising Pool Equipment: Are these pads OK for filter, heater and pumps?

Earthman Bob

Bronze Supporter
Mar 25, 2019
Long Island
Due to the grading of the land, I'd like to add a couple of inches to the height of my new pool pad. Question is, are these former air conditioning base pads OK to use for the oil heater and pump?

I have two different larger pads shown in the pictures. The first is a concrete looking/feeling material, with what looks like a styrofoam core. Pics of front and back are below. The second is plastic with plastic ribbing as you can see in the photo of the bottom.

Alternately, I can build a base of 2" high, 8' x 16" concrete pavers, on top of our existing, solid bluestone base.

I also have a couple of smaller pads that I can use for the pumps that are shown in the last two pics.





Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
Damascus, MD
Yeah... that is what my builder used for both my pads. I don't like them (they sag and collect water) but they get the job done. I wish I had a poured pad. Oh well.