Replacing a leaking Game sand filter with an Intex 2650. I'm unpacking and discover the manual indicates that it should be located where it is protected from weather and moisture. Is this for real? I have always placed my pump near the pool, which is located outdoors. In addition, my kids splash far and wide. Do I need to build a special housing? The pump itself indicates that it has a weatherproof housing.
I'm hoping they mean keep it dry during installation but that's not what it sounds like. Anyone know if I really need an umbrella for my pump???