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New DIY Pool Pump House Week of July 4th Project

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We decided to make a pool pump house  to enclose our pool pump system because as of right now, the pool pump is fully exposed to the rain, snow and weather. A pool pump is one of the most expensive parts of owning a pool and it needs to be protected from the weather. There are several ways to enclose a pool pump. We decided to build a shed like structure with additional space to store outdoor furniture. 

Pool Pump House Ideas

DE Pool Filter System with heater and salt cell. Building a Pool Pump House to protect the DE Filter system

You can follow our pool pump filter and upgrades on our post here, pool pump upgrade and best robotic aquavac pool cleaner

As you can see below, our pool pump filter system sits on a cement slab and the control panel is exposed as well to the weather. 

DE Pool Filter System with heater and salt cell. Building a Pool Pump House to protect the DE Filter system

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. 

DE Pool Filter System with heater and salt cell. Building a Pool Pump House to protect the DE Filter system

Pool Pump Enclosure Ideas

We started with 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. 

Father and Daughter framing the foundation of a pool pump house

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. 

Pressure Treated Wood Frame for the Foundation around a pool pump

We got most of the framing for the foundation done yesterday and it took about 6 hours.

We framed the pool pump house with pressure treated wood. 

Pressure Treated wood frame around a Pool Filter and pump

Pressure Treated wood frame around a Pool Filter and pump

The back part of the frame is where the storage space will be for outdoor furniture.

Pressure Treated wood frame around a DE Pool Filter and pump

The framing part of the pool pump house took about 5 days of us pecking away at it. We did hire out to have the roof done. 

 

Pool House Shed Pool Pump + Pool Filter

You can see the almost finished pool pump house below. Check out this post, how to choose exterior doors to see more of the project.

Cherry Stain Exterior French Doors Pool House with Hip Roof

Many have emailed asking, “can you enclose a pool pump?” and the answer is yes. Before building any structure, you may need to check with your town for building requirements but in my opinion, your pool pump and filter should always be protected from the weather. It costs thousands of dollars to replace so it’s best to take care of it! 🙂 

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3 Comments

  1. If this is going to have a roof, where are the foundation footings?

  2. John Rokisky says:

    Where’s the link to the pool house completion?