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How to make a wooden pool pump cover?

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How to make a wooden pool pump cover?

Hi I am looking for instructions to make a wooden pool pump cover. Can you help?

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Re: how to make a wooden pool pump cover

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @lbell. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for your question.

 

Did you have some photos or dimensions of the pool pump in question? Were you looking to create something similar to the below image?  You could certainly use the SpecRite 1800 x 600 x 33mm Merbau Garden Fence Panel or SpecRite 1800 x 902mm Merbau Slat Screen Panel to save you from building it from scratch. You would simply need to build a frame around the pump with Treated Pine Outdoor Timber Framing 90 x 45mm and then clad it with the Merbau panels.

 

Let me mention a few of our expert woodworkers @woodenwookie, @r23on and @woodalwaysworks to see if they could advise some construction methods.

 

 

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Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

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Re: how to make a wooden pool pump cover

I’m really interested in creating something similar.. what do you think would be best to construct a roof out of.. looking to protect the pump from the weather.. I love the idea of the timber panels as walls .. what could I use for a roof .

 

cheers

TroyB 

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Re: how to make a wooden pool pump cover

Thanks for joining in the discussion @TroyB and welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's great to have you with us. 

 

I'm sure @MitchellMc will be more than happy to assist with your pump cover project. Unfortunately he's taking a well-earned break at the moment and will be back at the end of the week to help you. Let me know if you need a response urgently and I can tag other helpful community members who might like to share their thoughts on how to approach this project. 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

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Re: how to make a wooden pool pump cover

Hi @TroyB,

 

You could use marine-grade plywood either by itself or as cladding on the inside of one of the timber panels. An alternative might be corrugated iron or polycarbonate sheeting.  

 

I look forward to following along with your project; please keep us updated on your progress.

 

Mitchell

 

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