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How to plumb an above ground pool?

Jeanagh
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How to plumb an above ground pool?

Does anyone know how to hard plumb an above ground metal pool? 

MikeTNZ
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Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hi @Jeanagh.

Thanks for your post.

If you could provide us with some pictures as to what you want achieve with respect to your installation, we'd be more than happy to advise you on how this should be done.

What sized pool are we talking here?

I take it you want a filtered water system with a pump in there somewhere and return to the pool?

The more information you can give us, the better.

Even just a drawn picture that you can take a picture of with your phone would be better than nothing.

 

We are more than willing to help you out, so bring it on.

 

Cheers,

Mike T.

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hello @Jeanagh

 

Just to add to @MikeTNZ's request, can you please include your pool brand/model and the pump model as well? Can you also take a picture of your proposed pool location? It will give our members a chance to assess the area. We can then make recommendations on how to proceed. 

 

If you need a hand with posting the photos, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hi Mike, thank you for your reply but please forgive me, I will get around to respond to your requests, I just keep forgetting. I'll try to attend to it today

MikeTNZ
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Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hi @Jeanagh,

Don't stress mate, it is that end of the year when everything happens at a million miles an hour.

Just submit something, when you can, we will be here to help.

 

Cheers,

Mike T.

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Jeanagh
Having an Impact

Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Eric, the pool is already in situ.  Just changing over hoses to pvc. Have included some photos on my other post

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hello @Jeanagh

 

Thank you for posting those images of your pool pump. You'll notice that your hoses have a very specific fitting that allows them to sit flush with the pump mounting. One way to link them with standard PVC pipes is to measure the outer diameter of the fitting and the inner diameter to see which side we can use. The drawback with this method is that you'll need to cut the hose to use the PVC fittings.

 

The good news is that the hoses can be replaced and is available from the pump manufacturer. I'm afraid this will have to be a test-and-see situation in order to find out which PVC pipe is compatible with the fitting. I've placed a sample sketch below to give you an idea of what you need to measure. I suggest bringing one of the hoses so that you can compare it to the PVC pipes at the store.

 

The sizes I've indicated on the sketch are for example only, they are not the actual size of your fittings.

 

Let me call on our experienced members @TedBear and @MikeTNZ for their recommendations.

 

If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.

 

Eric

  

 

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MikeTNZ
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Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Hi @Jeanagh,

I think your best option would be, looking at what you've got there,

Is to have a dedicated pool technician have a look at this installation.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to pass the buck or blow you off here, the fittings you have are not something

a usual plumber would carry, they could possibly get them, but most pool technicians carry fittings like this in their vans.

And a pool technician would be the perfect person to recommend what needs to be done to bring your pool up to speed.

When was this pool last used?

I note that the filter on the pump inlet looks quite green, that could have happened over winter with the suction and discharge lines being left open to the atmosphere.

Either way that I can see, professional help is required to bring your pool equipment back to a good standard.

If there is any other way that I can help, please let me know.

 

Cheers,

Mike T.

 

Re: plumbing an above ground pool

Actually, the only swimming done in this pool last summer were the damn tadpoles and i couldn't kill them, so it hasn't had a clean for 2 yrs. I've been dragging frogs out of it all this winter so now.... it's MY pool again. Just got to clean and 

fill

 

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