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    Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    I've seen people that have done this as to protect the filter and SWG from the elements. Wondering if it's a good idea? I found a good size rubbermaid deck box on Craigslist for $100, and I'm contemplating getting it. Is it really necessary? Will it prolong the life of the filter and SWG? If it's just for looks, I probably don't really care. But if it helps protect the stuff, then it's probably a worthy investment.

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    Re: Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    The pump motor and maybe the SWG need ventilation or they may get too hot. So, I would not recommend fully enclosing them.
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    Re: Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    That price seems to be about the same as buying a box new. If you just want to protect the pump, you could buy this for a lot less. I just noticed it is cheaper online than I paid in the store. I guess I should have had it "shipped" to the store to say $5.

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    Re: Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    Quote Originally Posted by f3justusc View Post
    That price seems to be about the same as buying a box new. If you just want to protect the pump, you could buy this for a lot less. I just noticed it is cheaper online than I paid in the store. I guess I should have had it "shipped" to the store to say $5.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Pum...8318/100373226

    Thanks. I just ordered one. Probably better than nothing.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48"
    Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Intex Krystal Clear Salt System (not yet installed)

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    Re: Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    We did the same thing. Added a fan to keep pump cool though.


    Look to the right side. Might can see the roof of it.


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    Re: Enclosing filter and SWG in Deck Box?

    i throw floats on top of it. To keep godkids off of the floats. Too


    Intex Ultra frame 20" x 48"
    SWG and sand filter
    deck - ladder is going away after this summer
    Going to steps hopefully in a few weeks,
    * Little bit paradise in the country *

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