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    Pump cover designs/ options

    I am wanting to build and or purchase a cover for my new pump and sand filter mostly to keep the sun and some of the rain off. Was thinking of a 2 sided leanto style. Back would be sheltered by the back fence and would keep the front open for ventilation. Does anyone have any simple DIY options/plans/pictures they care to share. I am still undecided if it should be metal or timber aswell.
    15.8K gallons (60K Litres), IG, pebble, Davey 1hp 300lpm, sand filter, K Chlor SWG, Kreepy Krauly.

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    Re: Pump cover designs/ options

    We built three walls around our equipment, all connecting to the deck, but no roof. So it's open to the elements (would love to change that!) But I would suggest wood, as it doesn't retain heat like metal would.

    Hopefully, someone will jump in here with some ideas/pictures of what they've done.
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
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    Re: Pump cover designs/ options

    I have a freestanding leanto style structure that can be moved. It's insulated with styrofoam and has metal walls. It's easily moved. I don't know if I've posted a pic of it, but if you want I can in a day or two.
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    Re: Pump cover designs/ options

    Hey Bama, I'd sure love to see it. Our equipment fries in the Texas hot sun. The pool nor equipment get any shade at all. Thanks!
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

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    Re: Pump cover designs/ options

    I'll try to take some this afternoon and post them.

    Here you go.
    Outside

    Inside


    It was raining so I didn't take time to clean the leaves off.

    I used extra metal left over from my shop. I made a frame of treated 2x4's and the insulation is 1" styrofoam sheets. They're set in place with spray glue. Being insulated actually helps the heat gain in the summer as well as the insulating peoperty in the winter. Since the side against the house is open there's plenty of air exchange.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Pump cover designs/ options

    This is what I got from Walmart for $88+taxes yesterday!

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Cur ... r/19407322

    18k gal, 60sq. ft. DE filter, in ground, pebble, 2.5 HP pump, SWG Hayward Aqua Rite T-CELL-15, Barracuda G3 suction cleaning tool

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