Question: How far can filter be from above-ground pool?

Stay close to the pool Shorter pipe runs = less work for the pump which extends the life of the pump and uses less electricity. Our projects typically average a distance of 20–40 feet from the pool to the equipment, but as stated earlier, much longer runs are sometimes required.

Can a pool pump be too big for filter?

There is a very persistent myth in the pool world that the higher the horsepower, the better. As a result, it is probably safe to say that the majority of pools have oversized pumps. Too large of a pump can cause poor filter performance and even damage it, if the filter is not also oversized accordingly.

Can my pool pump be too big?

Yes, a pump can be too big. It needs to be properly sized for the plumbing and filter.

Is it bad to oversize pool pump?

The only real problem with an oversized pump is that it uses more electricity than a smaller pump would to do the same job. Unless you have a spa or waterfall or some other water feature, a 2 HP pump is larger than what you really need and costs more to run than a smaller pump would cost.

Should pool filter be on when swimming?

Many of the INTEX pump/filters are NOT UL rated and you should not swim with them plugged in. They do have one or two that are UL rated and can be left on while swimming. Just about all other pool equipment brands can be used while you are in the pool when properly installed.

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