Pool Equipment Enclosure Ideas

If you’ve ever wanted to hide the pool pump and filter, this post is for you!

Pool equipment enclosures not only hide your big ugly pool filter, but help protect it from rain and snow, or damage from high winds and tree branches.

Although it’s not necessary to enclose pool equipment; it’s built to be outdoors, many pool owners like having something to hide or cover the pool filter.

There are 3 types of pool equipment enclosures, walls, boxes and houses.

Walls to Hide Pool Equipment

The simplest way to hide your pool pump and filter is to put up a small wall or screen to block the view, and the noise from the pump.


If you are handy with wood, you can saw-up your own pool filter screen to hide the pool pump, or you can buy vinyl privacy walls at most home stores and garden centers. As a third option, hire a carpenter to take care of it all for you!


Glass, steel, wood, concrete or vinyl – you have many materials to choose from! And how many sides? 1, 2, 3 or 4 sided pool equipment screens are all possible.


Pool Equipment Boxes

A box has more protection for your pool equipment than a walled enclosure. These fine boxes were made by poolblanketboxes.com.au – and are quite popular down under!


Boxes usually have hinged lids, with a piston, prop rod or hook of some sort, to prevent a knock on the head. Slats provide good ventilation for the pump.


Pool Equipment Houses

When you want to combine a seating area and storage space with your pool equipment enclosure, start to think a little bigger, and build a pool house or garden shed around your pool equipment.


I hope you enjoyed this look at pool equipment enclosures. From a simple 2-Wall wood enclosure, to custom pool cabanas, there’s a lot of ways to hide your pool pump!


Sheryl Sollis
InTheSwim Staff Blogger


Pool Equipment Enclosure Ideas — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Sheryl
    I need to get an equipment box that is secure. My equipment has been stolen twice. Once during construction and once since. I see a gray on in your pictures that may be secure enough. If you know where I can go to find some it would help greatly. Thanks

    • Hi Rob, I’ve heard of that – pool equipment theft – geez, I’m sorry. The grey one, with the lift up lid? That’s from Australia, where pool equipment enclosures are more of ‘a thing’. There are giant boulders (fake) that can be used to cover equipment, if your system is small. Or you can just build a small storage shed around the equipment, with a lock on the door. Any good carpenter could build something custom and very secure, and also hide it, if it’s visible from the street or from the air…?

        • Hi, a solid concrete base is best, (not wood, which resonates more), and bolting the pump to the concrete, and if you want to go all the way, using a thick rubber pad, or even a thin one, between the pump and concrete. Leaving open space on the back of the enclosure, away from the house is sometimes done. with the right design, sounds can be aimed away from the filter system (and house) and into dampening areas of the yards, with tall grasses perhaps. Sound reflects well, so if there is a wall right behind the equipment, that will reflect the sound back towards the house. Look for our upcoming blog post (next) about using landscaping to hide equipment (and dampen motor noise). good questions, thanks!

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