My pool is about one year old and I can already see signs of the Texas sun having it's effect on the plastic parts with some discoloring. In a few years I'm sure the plastic is going to get brittle.
I'm going to cover or enclose the equipment pad this spring. Debating a fully enclosed mini-shed design or just a shade structure.
-fully enclosed would provide better protection from the elements but would get hotter on sunny days. would fumes from chlorine tank be a problem? A shed would also hold heat in winter and protect against freezing.
-canopy type would be better ventilated but would not provide as much protection.
What do you have over/around your equipment pad?