Imagine yourself this: you are lounging by a beautiful sparkling pool in your backyard, a cold drink in your hand, perfect for a sunny day.
You put on your favorite mask to pamper yourself, and as you look around relishing at the moment, you come across the unsightly sight of the pool equipment stashed together beside your pool.
Pool equipment such as the pool pump is a fundamental part of the pool maintenance system, as it essentially filters water and removes algae and debris buildup.
However, there are tons of pool pump cover ideas that can solve the issue of hiding your unattractive sight of the pool filters, pumps, heaters, and a whole bunch of PVC pipes. Here’s the list of all of your options if you choose to cover the pool pump and create a pristine scene for your backyard Sunday morning lounge.
One of the smartest ways to hide the pool equipment from view is using the power of landscaping. Combining a pristine landscape with a sparkling pool creates an illusion of a thriving oasis in the middle of your backyard.
There is nothing more relaxing than being surrounded by greenery and water when you wake up to your backyard on weekends. And best of all, these elements of the greenery hides all the ugly features of the pool equipment, making it visually attractive among the most.
You’d be hard-pressed to figure out where the pool equipment went if you are an outsider due to the smart, deft moves in this idea.
And you have to have a creative outlook when you try to implement this idea, as you would want to go for the most naturally placed one while covering the pool pump when using this method.
Here are all the ideas which you can utilize to cover your pool equipment with some smart landscape elements, all the while having the pool of your dreams.
Usually large enough to hide the equipment, tall grasses are also the easiest to maintain. All you need to do is consult with a local gardener to understand which species of tall grasses thrive best in your environment, and voila, you have the perfect disguise to conceal those ugly elements.
If grasses become too simple for your taste, you can choose the alternative, which is bush. A bit denser, yet big enough to hide the pool pump, it also adds a taste of variety to your landscape. You can add in the simple bushes as well as the flowering ones to ensure a beautiful landscape.
However, sometimes, bushes also leave debris and buildup habitation for insects you don’t want around your house. This problem, however, can be solved by also consulting a local gardener to select the species of bushes that require less maintenance.
If you live in a state or region where you can easily plant palm plants or other low maintenance trees, they are a great option to do the job. Of course, big enough to hide the entire pool equipment assembly, it also adds a lot of variety to the scenery.
However, we would advise against choosing a flowering or fruit tree as those species attract insects that you don’t really want in your background, close to your sleeping area.
This option is the fanciest one, in our opinion, but does it look gorgeous. You can create some small raised beds of flowers and or small stone or clay hills to create a sense of true landscape with depth effects. This not only hides your pool equipment but increases the look of the backyard by tenfold.
Moreover, these sculpting hills made of clay or rocks and stones will also further deflect any sound that is being emanated from the pool equipment.
However, one can often get carried away with this option and can create a space that becomes overwhelming and looks terribly overdone and straight out of some bad interior reality show. So that is one definite thing to look after.
If your pool requirements make excessive noise, just a few plants will not help. While landscape does provide the most beautiful results, however, it is not the most practical option.
Then you are left with the option of completely barricading the entire pool equipment along with the pool pump to deflect the sound it makes.
Now there are many ways you can actually fence the pool pump, but usually, materials that are best at reflecting sound waves with their intricate designs are the best, in our opinion.
Here is the list of fencing we recommend:
The most obvious and inexpensive choice for fencing is wood. It is versatile and blends well with almost every background making it inconspicuous and easy to hide. Moreover, it is a material that is also widely available.
Wood deflects the sound well enough that it mutes the original sound to almost 5 times less than what it was. For further polishing, you can paint, varnish and coat the wood with various coatings in the market to ensure longevity and protection of the material itself.
Definitely the most durable and can deflect the sound from the pool pumps to almost negligible. Concrete is also a widely available material; however, you would not be able to completely construct one yourself unless you have prior expertise.
In that case, you may have to consider hiring a professional which can hike up the time and price needed.
If you are looking for durable yet natural and unique shelter to your pool pumps, the stone is an amazing choice. There is a variety of stones to choose from according to your taste. However, just like concrete to build a stone fence, you need professional help, which can often be expensive.
Pool pumps don’t just always need hiding. Some of them also need protection from the elements of nature, such as heat and rain. In those cases, just landscaping and fencing wouldn’t work, and you need to go for a full closure such as a shed or a pool box.
For pool equipment boxes, they don’t just hide your unsightly pool pumps and equipment but also protect them from the sun, heat, rain, snow, and every other element all year round. The first point to consider when choosing a pool box is even if you want the equipment enclosed, you also want to give them enough space for ventilation. If your pool pump is built against a wall, enclosure from the other three sides is enough for concealment and protection. Use a hinged lip for easy access and use durable material such as wood or polymer.
If you prefer a convenient storage space along with the protection of your pool pumps, a pool box is one of the best two in one option you will have. They are easier to build, and you can get your supplies easily from the hardware store for a DIY project for yourself.
It’s definitely a very inexpensive option compared to the rest we discussed. In terms of storage, you have enough space in a pool shed for keeping yard tools, floaties, and even your foldable pool chairs and pool tables.
If none of the options are luxurious enough to your taste, we present the last option to you, which is a pool house. If you have the budget and yard space, having a pool house next to your pool is a luxury beyond comparison.
The house can act as a shower space, composed of changing rooms, lounging and relaxing and even more, activities based on your imagination.
To conclude, you can have a pristine pool space in your backyard while lounging on a relaxing Sunday morning without the ugly sight of pool pumps and equipment in the line of your sight. There are lots of pool pump cover ideas in each category that can suit your taste according to your needs, taste, and means.
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