Ideas for Hiding Your Pool Pump

Hide your pool pump with a wood fence.
Hide your pool pump with a wood fence. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Pool pumps can be large and obtrusive, creating an eyesore on what would otherwise be a serene space. A variety of options are available to cover up your pool pump. From fencing to creative landscaping, something is certain to work for your space.

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Installing a fence is an option for hiding a pool pump that will work in almost all cases. Fences can be tailored to fit the style of your pool area. If you have a tropical vibe going, choose a bamboo fence. For a classic look, you can’t go wrong with a white picket fence. Include a gate in the fence so you can easily access the equipment.


Building a brick or stone wall provides an option for hiding your pool pump. If your pool pump is not very tall, you can build a short wall just tall enough to camouflage the equipment. You can accessorize the space on top of the wall with decorative outdoor items or potted plants and flowers. As with the fence option, include a gate for access.


If your pool pump is in a grassy area, opt for plants as a way to hide the equipment. Bamboo grows quickly and makes a good material for concealing unsightly areas. Evergreen bushes make another good option as they provide camouflage year-round. Other choices include tall, flowering bushes, dense hedges or ornamental grasses.

Storage Shed

Building a storage shed for your pool pump helps to protect it from harsh elements like the direct heat of the sun and the snow of winter. See if it’s safe to enclose your specific model of pump. The exterior of the shed can be painted to blend in with the landscape or turned into a decorative feature of your outdoor space.


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