Many people’s prize possession is their outdoor pool. When hard-earned money is spent on a stunning addition to your home such as a pool, you want and need to treat its parts well. Learn why you need a pool pump shed to protect expensive pool equipment from damage.
WHY DO I NEED A POOL PUMP SHED?
You may think that something as durable as a pool pump can withstand the elements, and it can, but only so much. It still needs to be protected from possible falling branches, rain, snow, and other natural elements. Plus, why would you want it sticking out in your beautifully maintained pool area? Young children or adults can trip over something while running around and having a good time. Whether above ground or below, it is important to hide pool parts a short and safe distance away from the action. Pool pumps are a vital extension of your pool, but why would you want to hear or see it?
POOL EQUIPMENT SHED DESIGN
The material for your pool equipment enclosure depends on how much money you want to spend, but all varieties are a great choice. Think about what will match well with the surrounding area and be a good option all year long with where you live. Remember to invest in or build a durable, nice-looking storage shed that can cover your pump, filter, chemicals, water solutions, and other pool equipment. Likewise, take into consideration the following factors.
- Well-ventilated to keep out moisture
- All equipment inside should be easy to access
- Room to make repairs on the pump or filter
- Separate space for pool chemicals to avoid oxidation contact to metal equipment
- Expansion possibilities in the future for pool furniture or other supplies
- Roof or just four walls
**Important note: Pool heaters and heat pumps are not meant to be enclosed. Efficient air venting is needed. For example, if you only have 1-3 walls separating a pool heater or heat pump from the rest of the area, a roof is fine. Although, if you have four walls, a roof cannot be placed over the enclosure of a heater/heat pump. If you simply have a pool pump shed, this will not be of concern.
PLASTIC (VINYL) $
Most always, this material can be found ready-to-assemble. In other words, vinyl is created so it can be bought in separate pieces such as individual planks. You can create your own type of enclosure with as many walls as you’d like with a limited budget. It is also easy to find vinyl planks in a realistic marble design or wood color.
While not the most appealing or favorable option, if concrete is your only choice, it will protect your pool equipment well. Highly durable, concrete will give ultimate winter protection. Of course, you can use stained or color concrete, but whatever you decide, make sure to seal it. Concrete is porous; water can seep through, as it can with wood.
Always a classy choice, wood can be stained or painted in an endless choice of colors. Old or new, wood fits in with any surrounding. Just remember though, wood is porous. Sealant is always recommended.
Even though glass is clear, many people with ultra-modern homes choose this. If you already have a full privacy glass fence, using the same materials can keep up with the ultra-modern design.
Another classy choice, but usually the most expensive, stone can be found in a large variety of shapes and textures. Whether flat blocks or round pebbles, stone is another material that requires a sealant due to its porous nature.
AN EXPERT CAN HELP WITH YOUR POOL EQUIPMENT SHED
Frank Wall Enterprises has over three decades of extensive knowledge with pool pump sheds and everything pool related. Check out inventory here. Contact Frank Wall for any questions about pool equipment storage and related products. We’re also just a phone call away! (662) 327-0921.