Covered equipment

rmturner54

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Jul 7, 2013
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Waxahachie, Tx.
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I made a removable frame from pvc that can be easily slipped over the pump and filter. Then wrapped a tarp over it. If the temperature gets really low I will hang a cord with a 100w bulb under the tarp. alsp have a freeze protection feature built into the timer. I set it for 34. Last nite temps in N Tex reached 32 in places. System worked as designed. Got this morning and pump was running.
 
Jan 21, 2014
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Odessa, TX
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my only suggestion is to make sure that the enclosure doesn't protect the freeze protection temp switch/thermostat.

I say that sounds like a great idea. pics?
 

Sseaman

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Sep 6, 2013
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Nashville, TN
#12
That's a good idea, I built a wooden enclosure for year round coverage to block view of the equipment and pushed foam panels in behind to block wind and retain any heat the pump may generate.


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rmturner54

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Jul 7, 2013
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Waxahachie, Tx.
#16
That's a good idea, I built a wooden enclosure for year round coverage to block view of the equipment and pushed foam panels in behind to block wind and retain any heat the pump may generate.


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Looks good. I plan on a permanent cover after the winter. I will modify my PVC cover

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That looks awesome but I think it's overkill for Waxahachie :D BTW can you build me one too :poke:
Are you sure your replying to the right post. Mine is the tarp and PCV .Waxahachie just had freezing weather this last weekend.

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I had to put a 1 x 2 on edge under the tarp to prevent water sag.
 

mas985

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If the enclosure covers all the above ground pipe (ie. no AG water features), then I would put the air temperature sensor underneath the tarp because there is really no reason to run the pump unless the above ground plumbing is below freezing temperature.
 

rmturner54

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Jul 7, 2013
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Waxahachie, Tx.
#20
Sensor is outside tarp. i understand the thinking. My pump is very cheap to operate. Iam leaving my pool open all year. So monitoring the true outside temperature is more important to me.