Pentair VS pump question


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 18, 2012
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.


Well-known member
May 9, 2008
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.


In The Industry
Mar 24, 2011
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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