Your pool pump plays an important role in keeping water clean and flowing in your pool. To ensure that this piece of equipment remains in good condition, the pump should be protected from exterior elements. Leaving your pool pump exposed can result in significant wear and tear over time.
When designing housing for your pool pump, there are two important factors to consider: location and material. The right material will protect your pump against inclement weather, overheating and tampering by unwanted persons.
Wondering where to start? Here are three of the best materials you can use to design a pool pump housing.
1. Stainless steel
If you were to pick three words to describe stainless steel, they would be 'sturdy, durable and stylish'. Stainless is one of the best materials you can use to house your pool pump. When using stainless steel, make sure you leave enough room to allow the pump to run and cool.
A good way of achieving this is by installing a removable lid. You can anchor the lid in place when you're not around and remove it during hot or busy days. A sliding door is also a useful feature for providing easy access to the pump itself. You can also design openings that allow pipes to run in and out of the pool pump housing.
Because this material is durable and easy to fabricate, you won't have to worry about carrying out regular maintenance.
Aluminium is another useful metal you can use to house your pool pump. Aluminium is cost-effective, easy to use and non-corrosive. In fact, this material protects your pool pump from water damage and potential corrosion.
Aluminium also comes in many different colours that you can use to spice up your home's kerb appeal. You no longer have to worry about the pool pump looking too mechanical or out of place.
If you're looking to add a rustic and timeless look to your swimming pool area, you can't go wrong with hardwood. A hardwood pool pump housing is warm, natural and effective for the pump itself. Wooden panels allow for air to circulate inside and outside the housing, thus preventing the potential of overheating. In fact, you can fully cover your pool pump as long as the wooden panels have enough space for airflow.
Carving out spaces for pipes and other pool pump components is also quite easy to do with hardwood. When properly coated, such a housing can withstand inclement weather for many years.