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    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    McKinney. TX

    Pool Equipment Cover

    Pool has been operating in the blazing Dallas sun for 3 years now. The equipment is located on the north side of the house, gets full sun (and temp) until about noon and then remains in shade the rest of the day. I've noticed the plastic on gauges is "yellowed" due to UVs and the paint on the filter and pump has begun to "chalk." I assume, as this is outdoor pool equipment, that this is normal, but am wondering if folks have built boxes, fences and the like to protect the equipment from the direct sun.

    Anyone have any advice? Thanks.
    12,000 gallon, in-ground, Lunar Quartz-Bermuda finish. Pentair Intelliflo Pump and Pentair cartridge filer. Polaris 280 pool sweep. Circupool SJ40 SWG.

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    mas985's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Pool Equipment Cover

    I use a shade sail to keep rain and sun off the equipment. Of course you need something to attach it.
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Pool Equipment Cover

    Saw the shade sails on sale at Costco this week for $29, and its a great idea! I think I shall add that to Skippy's HoneyDo List.

    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Iceman 21's Avatar
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    Jan 2017
    Sacramento, Ca

    Re: Pool Equipment Cover

    I have the same issue. I'm thinking of making a frame out of PVC pipes and attach solar window screen fabric to it.
    19,xxx gal gunite pool ,Fafco Solar, Pentair; Intelliflo VS Pump, EasyTouch Control System, Clean & Clear Plus Filter,ScreenLogic2, IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator, 3 IntelliBrite 5g LED lights and 1 Color Cascade LED Light Bubbler. 3 deck jets and 1 sheer decent waterfall

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    Jan 2014
    Brookhaven, MS

    Re: Pool Equipment Cover

    I built this last year, mostly for aesthetic reasons and to keep the pipes out of the sun.
    I have since put a hinged top on it. The back side remains open for easy access.screenshot1.jpgscreenshot2.jpg
    18x36 25k Gal Inground Vinyl Pool
    300lb Sand Filter / 1.5hp Single Speed Pump / Intellichlor IC40 SWG / Polaris 280 w/booster pump

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    BeachSunH20's Avatar
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    Feb 2017
    Las Vegas NV

    Re: Pool Equipment Cover

    Do you have a pic of the top you added?

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