We are probably the only humans on the planet who are starting to build a new pool pump house to enclose our pool pump system the week of July fourth. We have no plans this week, expect maybe some fireworks on the fourth and plan to lay low, save some money and work on the pool house. I will share a full tutorial next week after our vacation is over which will show you how we framed the foundation for the pool pump house.
We recently replaced our pool cartridge system and had a DE (Diatomaceous Earth) filter system installed.
Pool Pump House
The best decision we ever made was getting rid of the cartridge system. I will share a post soon as to why you should never consider a cartridge system. Now that we have a new filter system and plan to replace the heater system next year, we want to protect our investment from the wrath of Mother Nature during the winter months so we decided to enclose the system.
2 x 4’s as temporary leg braces for pole supports
We started yesterday, not my choice, as my dad was determined to get the foundation framed. It was 95 degrees and the sun was blazing so it wasn’t healthy at all to be outside doing manual labor. I helped him from start to finish as I was afraid he was going to die of a heart attack! The man is crazy when he gets something in his head so it was either help him or pray he didn’t pass out. Obviously, I opted to help.
We had originally agreed to not start until the heat advisory had past (next week) but he changed is mind. So this week, we will work on the project little by little.
We got most of the framing for the foundation done yesterday and it took about 6 hours.
Pool Pump House Framed with Pressure Treated Wood
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We took breaks every 30 minutes, mostly because I insisted. My dad is 68 years old and while he is losing weight, he is still over weight and has no business being in the blazing heat doing manual labor. I took on the brunt of the labor and he basically directed the project. -ha. You may be asking, what is the big space behind the pool pump and filter for? For those of you who know my dad personally, you know the man can’t do anything small. He decided that he would build a larger pool pump house to also encompass storage for the outdoor furniture. I have big plans for that space, “a SHE SHED” for during the summer months while it’s empty. I am thinking a cute farmers porch and chandelier inside? I might be dreaming but that’s what I am shooting for ;). Please tell me we are not the only people doing nothing but home projects this week! PS. Thanks for all your comments on the cut the crap, no more bloating post. Starting week 8 this week ;).