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Pool Pump Installation - Concrete Pad

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While replacing my old pump, I noticed it is not bolted down. The concrete pad shows no sign of ever having bolts or anchors. Should I anchor the new pump? (Pentair SuperFlo, 3/4HP.)

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The only need for that is if it is going to be inspected (new pool). I doubt if you pulled a permit to replace a pump. Its to keep the pump from moving in an earthquake, which won't do any good by the way.

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Depending on where you live, it's probably not necessary. Bolting the pump down does not allow it to move (float) on the equipment pad as the concrete pad shifts & moves. Unless required by code, it's better not to bolt any of your equipment down. It's easier to service in the future and the bolts usually corrode badly anyway.

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