We bought our home. It has a large back yard with a lovely pool and a yard beyond the pool. However, right smack dab in the middle of the yard stood the pool equipment. There was a whole little hut beside the pool to house the stuff. It was unsightly. We hated it for a long time believing we were doomed to accept the placement. Every time I looked out at the back yard, I didn’t say, “I love our yard.” I said, “I hate that shed.” It wasn’t a bad shed. It was attractive. It just broke up the view so noticeably it upset me. One day, after putting up with my complaints for some time my husband, in frustration responded, “Can’t we relocate pool equipment? Why is this such an issue?”
That was all the ammo I needed. I got on the phone and called up our pool maintenance professional and found out, indeed, we can relocate pool equipment and it doesn’t have to be a royal nightmare.
Why Relocate Pool Equipment?
You may want to relocate pool equipment for all sorts of reasons. It may be placed in an awkward location, like mine. You may be remodeling your back yard and this is part of the overall changes being made. Whatever the reason, there are some things you need to be aware of.
You can still relocate pool equipment, you just have to know these issues may crop up.
- Elevation: If your new location is a higher elevation than your old, your priming may be affected.
- Electricity: You may have to run all new electricity instead of extending the old line after you relocate pool equipment. It depends upon the length of the run and what gauge wire was originally used
- Efficiency: Your plumbing system may not be as efficient. You may need to run your filter a bit longer each day.
If you go into the process to relocate pool equipment with an awareness that these issues may crop up, it will make your journey a much better one. And one day, you will have your pool equipment located in the place you always dreamed of!