How much space do you need for a pool pump?
Although there is no way to determine exactly how much room you need without knowing the size of your pool, Midwest Fiberglass Pool Distributors notes that the average pool owner should set aside a patch of ground approximately 4 feet square for a built-in pool’s pump and filter system.
What is a good size pool for 6 people?
18 foot by 36-foot
For a family of six to eight people, an 18 foot by 36-foot pool is recommended. This should be sufficient to avoid crowding and allow for the playing of games. Rectangle shaped pools look best for this size.
How big of a space do you need for pool equipment?
The room should be sized so that there is at least 6 feet of clear space around all the equipment and not less than 3 feet between individual components for ease of maintenance. Extra space should be planned as well for replacement of larger items such as filters and heaters.
Where should pool pump be placed?
It is important to get a pump designed for above-ground pools because they are usually placed below the pool’s waterline. Pumps for in-ground pools are placed above the waterline. Most above-ground pumps run full speed all the time, but two-speed models are more energy efficient.
Can a pool pump be enclosed?
The simplest way to hide your pool pump and filter is to put up a small wall or screen to block the view, and the noise from the pump. If you are handy with wood, you can saw-up your own pool filter screen to hide the pool pump, or you can buy vinyl privacy walls at most home stores and garden centers.
How much room do you need around a pool heater?
As for equipment pad size, generally you would want a 4 x 8 ft pad size. That would fit a pump, filter, heater, salt system and whatever else you may be using. If you are not using a heater or heat pump the pad could be smaller, say 3 x 5 ft.
What size pool do I need for a family of 5?
For a family of 1-2 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 14 x 25ft. For a family of 3-5 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 16 x 32ft. For a family of 6-8 people, we recommend a minimum pool size of 18 x 36ft.
Is a 12×24 pool big enough?
A 12×24 foot pool has a surface area that covers 288 feet, so it should be big enough for your needs based on this rough calculation.
How close can a pool pump be to the pool?
Receptacles for pumps and motors must be located between 6 and 10 feet from the pool walls, and they must be GFCI-protected and locked.
How far should pool equipment be from house?
Stay close to the pool 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.
How do I hide my pool pump?
Does a pool pump house need ventilation?
Adequate ventilation is of the essential characteristics to look for in any pool pump enclosure. Since the motor generates heat which will shorten the life of both the motor and the pump if it cannot dissipate.