So I’m possibly having a new pool built by the end of the year since we are moving to the country and probably won’t buy a house with a pool already in it. My question is why would a pool builder put the pool pump higher than the the pool water? I see this all the time. This is what my house currently has. Wouldn’t it make sense to put the pump lower than the pools water is so the water would naturally drain back into the pump when the pump is off. I realize it’s probably harder on the pump but I’m having to have my pump rebuilt or buy a new one ever 2 years, and rebuilding it once a year. I’m going to possibly build my own pool next time around since I have a skid steer and am a pretty good electrician and plumber. I’m thinking fiberglass.