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    Containing my SWG and Pump in a box

    Hey folks.

    Not sure if this is a good idea or not so wanted to see what the experts (or not) think of this idea.

    I have a nice plastic deck box that will fit both my SWG and Pump. I wanted to run PVC in place of the plastic tubes and add valves and drains to the system and I thought I could mount both units into the box just to keep them safe from weather and people messing with them. Also could then mount a power strip inside the box for both units to run off of.

    Here is the box


    And here is my limited setup


    I know there will be some limitations by having the units in the box but I can also see some benefits. I am open to suggestions though so let me know what you think.

    Thanks!
    INTEX 14 ft Round x 42 in Deep, Krystal Clear Filter Pump 637R, Krystal Clear SWG CS8110

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    Re: Containing my SWG and Pump in a box

    It might get too hot inside the box. Both units need ventilation to work properly. The simplest thing to do is to put them under a small cover, instead of completely enclosing them in a box. That doesn't met all of your goals, but there is no risk of overheating that way.
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    Re: Containing my SWG and Pump in a box

    Thanks Jason, didn't think about that because up to this point they haven't really seemed to get hot. Guess I will get some pavers and lay out an area and then maybe cover it.

    Thanks for the post.
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    Re: Containing my SWG and Pump in a box

    I have my SWG/pump combo in a deck box to protect it from the weather. I used a 4 inch hole saw on the right and left side of the box for the hoses to come in and out and that also provides decent ventilation. The pump feels warm after a couple hour run but so far it's never felt hot. I also drilled two 2 inch holes in the floor of the box to let out the water that spills when goofing around with the filter.
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    Re: Containing my SWG and Pump in a box

    Thanks Doc, glad I'm not the only one that had the idea. I can see down here where it would get pretty hot in the box so I think I am going to go the Paver route and just use the box for storage and electrical hook up.
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