I wish I did more research, and even more so wish that I found this forum, before hiring my PB last year. Anyway, we ended up having our pool equipment pad placed right in the middle of our backyard. Long story short - based on the size of our backyard, and the placement of the pool, the PB recommended the placement. It's not exactly the most beautiful sight to see when first walking back there. Now that it's been some time since the dust has settled on the completion of our pool, I'm looking into ways to hide the equipment. While I think some landscaping or a small fence around it would do the job, my preferred way would be to have someone build a shed that covers the equipment, with an attached bar on the outside of the shed, to give it a more appealing feel when guests are over. I see a number of companies that build such pool houses. However, it seems like most of the companies that build such sheds do not want to mess with the pool equipment.
My question is, since I have a heater, should I not be doing this type of install? Or is it okay to do so as long as I vent the heater outside the shed? (and make sure whatever recommended clearance from the unit is also taken into account) I wasn't sure if aside from those aspects, if there is anything to be concerned about.
If anyone knows a company that does this type of work (that you would recommend) in NJ I'd really appreciate their info, as I would love to take on a project like this myself but am swamped between work and a newborn.
Thanks in advance for any advise/referrals.