Pool Equipment Cover


Active member
Feb 14, 2016
McKinney. TX
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.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
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. :)

Yippee :flower:


Well-known member
Jan 31, 2014
Brookhaven, MS
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

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