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    Soundproofing Pool filter

    Any suggestions on soundproofing pool pump/filter?

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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    Is the pump unusually loud or do you want it as quiet as possible?
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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    If the pump is not installed yet (or you can remove and reinstall easily), several members have suggested putting a neoprene mat between the pump and the concrete which will cut down on vibration and noise. Outside of this, I'm thinking that you would need to enclose the pump with some sort of noise reducing material (egg crate, more neoprene, etc.).

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    edited to add: if you do chose to enclose, there might be some exhaust / ventilation required

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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    A simple wall, lattice with climbing vines or bushes between the pump and the pool would also provide somewhat of a sound barrier.

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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    i would like it as quiet as possible

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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    If it's possible keeping the pump in a room with a door works REALLY well.

    But seriously I have a customer that has a pump house room and it's about a 8x10 room. After running for a week there is a noticeable temperature raise that you can feel when you first open the doors. I'd say about 10-15 degrees higher than outside temperature.
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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    Get a VS pump. On low speeds you'll barely even know it's running. In fact you'll probably have to feel it to know it's on.
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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Get a VS pump. On low speeds you'll barely even know it's running. In fact you'll probably have to feel it to know it's on.
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    after I switched my motor to a 2-speed, I always paused and looked if I was near the pump pad because it was so quiet compared to the prior single speed
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    Re: Soundproofing Pool filter

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    If it's possible keeping the pump in a room with a door works REALLY well.

    But seriously I have a customer that has a pump house room and it's about a 8x10 room. After running for a week there is a noticeable temperature raise that you can feel when you first open the doors. I'd say about 10-15 degrees higher than outside temperature.
    The room should have a temperature controlled exhaust/ventilation fan.

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