How to build pool pump cover DIY

Ned Kampmann

A pool pump is a key piece of equipment for keeping your pool working properly and therefore it is essential to keep it secure and protected. Most pool pumps are located above ground. In some instances the pool pump is situated below the ground, and if this is the case, an additional cover is not required. If your pool pump is located above ground, an additional cover is a must, and this is especially true if your pool is located in an exposed site without shelter from a building for example. For all these reasons, make sure that you build a proper above ground pool pump cover.

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Important rules for your pool pump cover building

If you are building a pool pump cover yourself, there are certain things that you must be aware of. It is necessary to follow these rules if you want to have an effective cover.

  • Make sure that the cover fits your pump perfectly. It goes without saying that if you have a large pump and build a small cover for it, it’s not worth the effort. Always make sure that the cover provides adequate space for the pump.
  • If you already have the pump, first take its measurements. This will allow you to determine the size of the cover. If you have only ordered the pump or have just found one that meets your needs, make sure you contact the supplier and get its measurements.
  • Plan suitable cutouts for all the outlets. The pump is likely to have several inlets and outlets. If you are building your own cover you have to take them into account and plan them from the start, or else you will have to alter the design or change them afterwards. So prepare the cover with all the cutouts for inlets and outlets in the correct positions.
  • Choose a durable material which is able to tolerate heat. If the material is not able to stand heat, it won’t last long. Also make sure that the cover has sufficient ventilation to allow the mechanism to cool down.


If you are building your own pool cover, make sure that you follow the recommended guidelines. Otherwise your pump will get damaged and you will have wasted all the time and money you spent building it.

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All you should know about automatic pool pump covers

There are different types of automatic pool pump covers available on the market. All these are easy fitting covers. Just buy it, bring it and attach it. You won’t require any specific knowledge as there are manuals with these automatic pump covers. When you fix the automatic cover to the pump, it will carry out the operations automatically. So if you are looking for a simple and quick solution for your pump cover, this is the best choice for you.

How to build pool pump cover – the best ideas for your swimming pool pump

Your pool pump definitely needs an adequate method of protection. So make sure that you either build a proper pool pump cover or else buy an automatic one. The best way is to build your own pool pump cover at home. It will be cheaper and you are sure to enjoy the time spent building it. Apart from that, you will be able to build a 100% matching pool pump cover with your own knowledge and competency. In any event, make sure that you have a proper cover for your pool pump to protect it for a long time to come.

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