So I just upgraded to a new intelliflo, (its awesome btw) and I'm wondering if I need to have a "cover" for the pump itself. The installer said the real killer of pumps is heat, and sun. My pump gets a fair amount of sun and is close to the brick which i'm sure radiates a ton of heat as well in the summer. Is it necessary to cover it? Will that just increase the heat if its covered?
Here's a cover I found.