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    Shed over pool equipment?

    My pool equipment is all out in the open and I want to put a wood shed over it. I am looking at a 8' x 12' Wood shed with a wood floor. I was thinking that I don't want to put it on skids. I would like to set the floor on the ground. I was thinking of digging out around the equipment pad about 3" deep to the size of the floor. Fill and level with pea gravel and put the floor directly on the gravel. I would use pressure treated 2x4's for the floor joists. I would also need to build the floor around the pool equipment leaving the floor open because all of the equipment is already mounted and working and I don't want to remove any of it. I would have drain pipes running out under the shed to divert unwanted water, back flush, etc. Also it think the gravel will aid in runoff in the shed if any water were to leak inside. This would bring the floor closest to the pad level without having to do major excavation. I think this would also keep the vermin from borrowing under the shed. I really don't want to concrete in a larger pad.

    Do you think this would work well?

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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    Judging from your location, I'd say it would be a good idea. What you propose would quite likely last a good long time.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    That's doable.

    Another idea might be to sink 4x4's (probably six) into the ground and then put your joists and flooring up off the gravel (or dirt) by a few inches. That would make your new floor perhaps too high in relation to the equipment but give you a bit better platform.

    Best of all might be to dig out all around your existing pad and then bring your new floor (supported by 4x4's and joists) up level to the pad.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    One thing to consider is whether you will get into need for a building permit.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    Sheds in our city can be up to 120sq ft without needing a permit.

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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    This was my solution:





    I kept it to 120 sq ft (which is allowed without a permit here as well) but I had to provide plans, engineering, a permit and have several inspections just like building a house. Had I known it was going to be treated as such, I would have made it much bigger and incorporated a bar and bathroom in it.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    Keep in mind your venting issues for the gas heater. You also need to have sufficient clean air coming in so the heater burns properly.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    Keep in mind your venting issues for the gas heater. You also need to have sufficient clean air coming in so the heater burns properly.
    The vent is a 4" category III pipe to a wall termination. Clean air is provided through 10 sq ft of wall vents and an O'Hagin style tile roof vent.
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    Re: Shed over pool equipment?

    We did exactly what op suggests: sloped roof wood frame over the equipment, though the 4th wall of the shed is our house. And to get around having a "permanent" structure requiring permits and HOA approval, it's just sitting on pressure treated 4x4s and not attached to the house at all. So free standing.
    We have sliding doors (like your closets in the house) for easy access in case repairs are needed.

    This gets the equipment out of our killer sun, but the air temp in the shed is pretty high; not enough air flow in there. So while the motor isn't getting 115 degree direct sun, it may be exposed to a higher ambient temperature. I need some more vents.

    I'll get some pics once we finish most of the trim.
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