Moving Pool pump
I have moved my 1.5 hp Hayward pool pump approx 12 foot from skimmer on my 21' above ground pool. Would it be better to attach hard pvc piping to deck support for a shorter run or run down into ground and then back up to pump/filter? By my estimate it will eliminate 6 to 8 foot of travel distance from skimmer to return. Also would it help to upsize piping from 1.5 inch to 2 or 3 inches to increase flow?
I think either way would be fine as long as the water level is above the pump level, as above ground pools set on top of the ground would be. The pump is gravity fed and it should not make much difference with that short of distance. I would stick with the 1 1/2" pipe, no need to go bigger.