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My Pool: 16x32 ~23k gal in-ground pool

Newbie needs help

Postby Gflande1 » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 17:01

Wife and I just recently closed on a house with a 16 x 32 inground pool. After we moved in we noticed the pool pump was extremely loud. It’s a single speed 1 hp Hayward pump, local pool company says it sounds like bad bearings. I wanted a variable speed pump anyway, New York electric prices are high, so I purchased a 1.5 hp Pentair SuperFlo VS from Amazon.

Anyway, before I install the new pump, I want to install a 4” concrete pad for the filter and the pump. As you can see from the photos, I have some work to do.

One thing I noticed was there is no ground/bond (don’t know the difference) wire connected to the existing pump. Is that a concern? My plan was to pound a 4’ rebar into the ground next to the pad and use a rebar ground connector to connect a 8 gauge copper ground wire to the new pump. Will this be sufficient? Or do I need to think of something else?

I would guess the pool is atleast 25 years old. I’m guessing this as the liner that is in the pool now was replaced 10 years ago, I’m assuming the previous liner would have lasted ~15 years.

Plumbing wise, I’ll keep everything similar, with the exception of moving the filter further way from the pump, by a foot or two, and making the connection from the pump and filter with 1.5” PVC, instead of the hose. I will also add couplers at the in and out of the filter for easier maintenance. Any other suggestions?
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