Cover to Protect Pump from Sun

garywi

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Jul 12, 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
Hey Guys, just got a new expensive variable speed pump. Being in Arizona, wondering what you guys think of these sun covers to protect the pump from the harsh summer environment. Thank you
 

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JoyfulNoise

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I have had my pump for almost 10 years and it is not covered. It sees plenty of sun. You can certainly use one of those pump covers but you must make sure the pump has good airflow and the intake fan is not obstructed in any way or else you risk burning out your pump motor.
 

JoyfulNoise

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Also, check the dimensions of that cover. Many of them are designed for simple single speed pumps which have small motor bodies. VSPs are typically taller and wider than a standard pump motor and so the cover may not fit.
 

proavia

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You may want to consider covering your entire equipment pad to keep our AZ sun from baking all of it.
Do a search here as there are several threads with pics.
 
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