One of the most typical difficulties that pool owners face is how to improve the appearance of the equipment. Because you have a swimming pool, it’s very likely that your pool equipment will stick out like a sore thumb. In addition to looking like an industrial factory on the side of your sparkling blue haven, the kids and pets are always interested it.
In this article, you’ll find some useful design tips on how to hide your pool equipment.
Walls to Hide Pool Equipment
The simplest approach to conceal your pool pump and filter is to put up a little wall or screen to block the view and drown out the sound. If you have a contractor friend or family member, ask them to build a wall for you. If not, there are plenty of companies that sell prefabricated walls and fencing specifically designed to hide pool equipment.
If vegetation isn’t an option or you want something more permanent, consider installing a fence around the pump and filter area. This will not only hide the equipment from view but it will also provide some privacy – which might be a nice added bonus depending on how your backyard is situated.
The more aesthetically pleasing choice is to use a combination of walls and plants. This way, you can still see the water in your pool but not how it gets there.
A little creativity will allow you to find some great hiding places for your equipment by using various types of plant life as screens or decoratively placed rocks, boulders or other natural elements that are typically found around pools anyway.
Rocks And Bushes Around Pool Equipment
Another simple approach is to place large decorative stones, either real or faux ones around the area where the pump motor sits on top of its filter tank. The larger they are – up to about waist-high level – the better they’ll look while providing enough cover so no one thinks twice when walking by them.
Another popular way to disguise pool equipment is by using shrubs or small trees. If you have a limited budget, go for the bushes as they’ll provide more coverage than a tree and can easily be trimmed if needed. Just make sure that when choosing your plants, you pick varieties that grow well in your climate and won’t require too much maintenance.
Pool Equipment Sheds
The third way to hide your pool equipment is by using a storage shed. This can be a great option if you have a lot of extra space in your backyard, but make sure the shed you choose isn’t too big or it will stick out like a sore thumb. Ideally, the shed should be about the size of a small utility room and blend in with your backyard décor.
No matter how you decide to go about hiding your pool’s pump and filter system, just make sure it’s something that doesn’t look out of place and is easy for you to maintain. With a little bit of creativity, you can have a pool that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing.