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Thread: Covering pool equipment for winter - what about condensation

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    steveg_nh's Avatar
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    Covering pool equipment for winter - what about condensation

    So I don't have a shed or anything around my new equipment pad. Soon enough, but not till next year. I have a heat pump, which is covered with an AC condenser cover, so that's ok, but I have my sub panel, filter, booster pump, filter pump and SWG, all exposed. I was going to wrap everything in a tarp (ugly) to keep the snow from just sitting on it all winter, but I read warnings in the Polaris Booster Pump manual about covering it and the dangers of condensation build up. Kind of scared me off from covering it. Although, as you read that manual, you'd think the motor isn't good for much more than being a paperweight. Every kind of disclaimer known to man about improper issues or maintenance in there.

    Anyway, I thought about building a plywood teepee over it all, or just wrapping. Thoughts? Do I really have to worry about that BP as much as Polaris wants me to believe I do? If I wrap too tightly, I assume mice might be an issue too.

    Thanks for the advice.
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Covering pool equipment for winter - what about condensa

    If you leave it where some air can circulate in and around it, it will be fine. I'd also use a tarp instead of plastic sheeting.
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