Pentair VS pump question

lungs414

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 18, 2012
122
Eastern Long Island,New York
I thought I might have seen somewhere on this forum about trying to keep the pump protected from the elements, notably rain. Is there any need to have the pump protected from rain. I know it's a pool and water is around but is it necessary to build a cover for it.
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keastman

Well-known member
May 9, 2008
51
NE Florida
I seem to recall in the manual saying to protect the pump from the elements. With that expensive digital control on it, I put a cover on mine. I've also seen some reports of water getting into the keyboard and screen. For now I just have the bottom of a plastic storage container covering it but plan to build a small cover soon. The storage container works fine for now. Just make sure it doesn't trap heat in the unit.
 

Just-a-PB

In The Industry
Mar 24, 2011
406
Scottsdale, AZ
From the manual.
Install the pump in a sheltered well ventilated location protected from excessive moisture, (i.e., rain,
sprinklers, etc.).

Not a bad idea to shelter it a bit, especially if you are in a area that gets a lot of rain.
Big thing is to make sure it cant get submerged at all in a big storm.
 
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