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    Direct Sunlight Question

    Hello,

    I live in Vegas and my pump and filter are in direct sunlight for a good portion of the day. Are there any long term problems that could happen having the pump/filter in the high Vegas heat most of the day? Should I try and get the pump/filter in shade if possible?
    9700 gallon outdoor in-ground 11x26' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed pump; Pentair Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter;
    Pentair MasterTemp 400 natural gas heater; 2-wheel "The Pool Cleaner"

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    Re: Direct Sunlight Question

    I would.

    When I see the condition of some of these exposed equipment pads (rusty motors..etc) there's no way
    I would not have some kind of covering for it.

    I believe the service lifetime of a motor would benefit from not having the sun beat down on it while it's running, especially in your climate.

    I wonder if thats one of the reasons Pentair paints their pumps beige.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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    Re: Direct Sunlight Question

    Thanks!
    9700 gallon outdoor in-ground 11x26' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed pump; Pentair Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter;
    Pentair MasterTemp 400 natural gas heater; 2-wheel "The Pool Cleaner"

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