Live near Tampa Florida. Motor on a Pentair Whisperflo 1.5 HP pool pump went out after 4 1/2 years. The motor itself was very rusty. It is situated directly under the overhang of the roof so rainwater lands on the motor. Pool service company that replaced motor recommended that I install cover over motor to keep out rainwater to extend the life of the new motor. Local pool stores (Pinch-a-Penny & Leslie's) apparently have covers for about $18. Should I install a cover?
With the high temperatures in Florida I'm also concerned about getting adequate air circulation around the motor so that it doesn't overheat.
Thanks in advance for any advice.