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    benavidescj's Avatar
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    Acid Pump Protection

    Just bought the a Rola-Chem pump for acid and the manual says the unit should be protected from rain, sun, etc. How important is this? I want to put it outside against the wall where all my other pool equipment is. It will be shaded most of the day, but it would see rain from time to time. If it has to be protected does anyone have any ideas on what to use as a cover/housing. I am having a hard time finding a NEMA 3R housing that is that deep. How about a cover of some sort instead of a housing? Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Carlos
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    Re: Acid Pump Protection

    Easy. Go wander through housewares. Find a big squarish tupperware-type container. Mount it on the wall. Cut out openings on the bottom for the cord and hoses to exit. Mount the pump in it. Snap on the lid. Weathertight unless there's a sprinkler or something that will blow up into the openings.
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    Re: Acid Pump Protection

    Not a bad idea Richard! Anybody else got any suggestions?
    Carlos
    Pool: 28,000 gallons IG; IC 40 SWG; Pentair 120 gpm cartridge filter; Marble finish; Pentair Wisperflow 1.5 hp; Polaris 360
    Spa: 350 gallon; Bromine
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    Re: Acid Pump Protection

    Plastic sack?
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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