Inground vs. above ground pump

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Inground vs. above ground pump

Postby DMcKOI » Sun 06 May, 2007 13:42

I have an 18 x 21 x 4.5' inground pool that needs a new pump. What is the difference between an inground and above ground pump? The above ground pump is 100 dollars cheaper. Any info would be great.


Postby Guest » Sun 06 May, 2007 15:37

I have the same question. I have a 15 x 30 semi in ground and I don't know what pump i should buy. I differently want a 2hp or 3 hp pump. I just need to know what type above or in ground.

Postby chrisinspring » Mon 07 May, 2007 18:44

Yes, there is a difference. Go to your pool store
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Postby poolissues helper » Wed 16 May, 2007 20:21

Inground pumps are self priming, as they are ussualy above water level. Inground pool pumps are juast "flow" pumps , as they are below water level so water just comes into them, the opposite of self priming ones who suck up the air present in the pipes and draw therefore the water, by their own, to the system.

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