Asked on Apr 29, 2017

How can I hide my very ugly pool equipment and cut down on pump noise?

Ree9139213Charlie CharlesZoe Liptak
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its also sits in an obviously spot
q how can i hide my very ugly pool equipment and cut down on pump noise
q how can i hide my very ugly pool equipment and cut down on pump noise
9 answers
  • Sandra Allen
    on Apr 29, 2017

    If your ground is level and it looks like it is, I would do this. Put up four posts at least 4" by 4" on the four sides. Put plywood on the three sides and paint, hang some plants on it, cover with pretty lattice work, etc.

    On the fourth side away from the common area, make a door so you can access the unit for maintenance. I would put a small padlock on it to keep out the wee ones but it will give you access, look nicer, and keep a lot of sound out, esp' if you put the walls about 12" higher than the units.

    Hope that helps.
  • Ree9139213
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Thanks Sandra, I hadn't thought of hanging plants which is a great idea!!(was considering in the ground vines or something but concerned about roots interfering with pool uround pipes. thank you for other option



  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 29, 2017

    You can purchase white vinyl privacy fencing.
  • Angel12824
    on Apr 30, 2017

    You can build a plant wall using artificial ficus panels:

    Artificial Ficus Panels by Greensmart Decor provide a realistic look and feel without all work of live plants. Detailed with lifelike leaves that create a natural and calming environment. Perfect for building a living wall, hedge, privacy fence, disguising unsightly areas or as a backdrop for special events such as weddings. The panels can be used indoors or outdoors. Artificial foliage panels work in a modular system and are easy to install and can be configured in multiple ways.
    Features:
    • Made of polyurethane that is UV protected
    • One pack includes four 20" x 20" panels which covers 11 square feet
    • Cuts down on noise pollution
    • Maintenance free
    • Weather resistant
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    • Unattractive to deer, rabbits, or other outdoor pests
    • Flame retardant
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  • Joanie
    on Apr 30, 2017

    We also have an in the ground pool. At Lowe's we purchased a Vinyl lattice fence that goes around the pump and plumbing. You can reach over or walk in the back. It is folding and put away in the Fall. If we hadn't of seen it, we were going to build our own solution. Similiar only, stable with a bench around it. They probably sell a lot nicer now!! Good Luck!
  • Ree9139213
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I will check it out.. thanks so much!!
  • Zoe Liptak
    on Apr 30, 2017

    If you want to dampen the sound more, once you build the enclosure, line the inside with foam insulation panels. They will help absorb the sound and since they are foam they should stand up to the elements.
  • Charlie Charles
    on May 1, 2017

    I don't know where you are but we have these sound proofing fences in Oz. If you used the smaller retaining wall version it could be a solution or you could cut one to size. I imagine there are similar products worldwide.
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  • Ree9139213
    on May 1, 2017

    I will definitely look into it. It was suggested that we change pool pump for quieter one which is expensive so sound proofing fence my be more affordable. Thanks!!
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