This video shows an inground equipment pad setup using a Hayward ProGrid DE filter. DE filters are the best filter you can buy in terms of how effecient they are. The one drawback is dealing with DE powder when you backwash and or clean the filter.
This system has a 1hp Hayward superpump, a ProGrid 4820 model DE filter, HeatPro heatpump, and Aqu-Rite salt system. You will notice the 3-way union valves we use to control water flow on the suction and return side. We like using the union valves because they can be broken down easily when you close your pool, or need to do some other maintenance.
Sorry about the video quality in advance but I think you can get the idea on what the setup is.
This short video shows an equipment pad for a inground vinyl liner pool. The filter is a Hayward C-900 cartridge filter. Water is moved by a 1hp Hayward superpump. A Heatpro heatpump from Hayward along with an Aqua-Rite salt system round out the setup.
We started installing cartridge filters a couple of years ago. For years we put DE filters on inground setups but wanted to get away from dealing with DE powder. A cartridge filter runs only a little less in the microns it will filter down too, but without the powder to deal with. And it still filters a lot more effeciently than a sand filter.
Enjoy this short video showing the cartridge filter setup.
This is a short video showing the process when troweling the bottom in on a vinyl liner inground pool. You can see how we start with nothing but dirt and gravel, and trowel the base material over that untill the bottom is finished.
We use a vermiculite base rather than a grout base. Vermiculite sets up hard enough to walk on, but stays soft enough to be able to do any repairs needed. We can scrape any trowel marks, or repair any rough patches to get the bottom as close to perfect as possible. With grout (concrete) base you can not do this. Unless if a grinder is used any trowel marks or imperfections are permanent.
Vermiculite also allows water to flow through it back and forth. This allows for it to not crack like a grout mix will.
You can see the string lines we set in the bottom. This lets us trowel the bottom in exact so that our liners fit like they are supposed to. If you do not set string lines you are guessing at the dimensions, and there is a good chance your liner will not fit perfect.
This is a video showing the pump and filter system we use on our above ground pools. We use a combo system from Hayward that is the pump and filter combined.
The pump is a 1 1/2 horsepower Power Flo LX pump. The filter is a 150 pound sand filter with a topmount multiport head. This system is one that we use on pools up to 27′ round and 15×30 ovals. If we do sell a pool bigger than that size (which we actually discourage) we bump the filter up to a 200 pound filter. You want to make sure that the filter system is sized right to be able to turn over the water volume in your pool in less than 8 hours time. I did a blog on this you can read here.
Take a look at this video and you can see exactly what type of filter system that you will get when buying a pool from Edwards Pools. You can switch to a cartridge or even a DE filter if you want. In our experience though sand is the easiest way to go for the least amount of headache.
You will notice the 3 way valve plumbed in the front of the pump. One side is plumbed for the main drain, with the other side pulling water from the skimmer. This is how we plumb all our systems.