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Protecting Your Well Pump’s Aboveground Parts

If your home uses a well system to supply water to your residence, a pump sits aboveground over the well. As long as the pump is doing its job and suctioning sufficient water for your use, you may not think much about protecting these exposed pump parts. But, many factors can damage your well pump, including the elements, extreme weather, insects, and pest infestations. Protecting your well pump with a decorative enclosure or house can help you avoid unnecessary, expensive damage and keep your well pump running as it should for you and your family.  

Benefits of a Well Pump Covering 

Aboveground pump parts resemble a tall steel turret and protrude a few feet up in your yard visibly. Enclosing your well pump’s components, including the pump’s casing, pressure tank, switches, and associated electronics, hides these unsightly parts and protects them from the elements, keeps them dry, and helps prevent them from freezing. 

And perhaps most importantly, here in Florida, a pump covering also defends your equipment against pests, vermin, and insects such as ants, which can infiltrate your pump equipment and cause a surprising amount of damage over time.

Types of Well Pump Coverings 

When choosing which type of well pump cover, homeowners consider the following factors:

  • Cost
  • Accessibility
  • Aesthetics 
  • Necessary upkeep

Fortunately, there are well pump covering options to suit every need. Some well pump coverings are as simple as a decorative rock overlay, while some are as big as storage sheds built on concrete slabs. Be sure to reference your county’s code requirements before buying or building a well pump enclosure.

Rock Coverings

Rock coverings can be preferable due to: 

  • How much security they provide.
  • How little maintenance they need.
  • How relatively inexpensive they are.
  • How easy they are to install. 

These rock coverings are designed to look like real stone. But, because of their lightweight composite, they are easy to move, and their curvilinear shapes allow for maximum wind resistance, providing ultimate protection for your well pump. 

Rock coverings are readily available for purchase at big box stores and online and come in various shades to seamlessly tie into your existing landscape.

Building Enclosures

Well pump houses are an easy, weather-tight way to offer your pump protection from corrosion and rust while regulating temperature and humidity for your well pump’s environment. And if your well pump is situated close to your home, a well pump house also offers sound reduction. 

Well pump houses can be made to look like throwbacks to the outhouse era or designed to look like a miniature garage or even a modern tiny home. They can be just slightly larger than the pump components or large enough to be used for storage or as a workshop. If you choose this type of enclosure for your well pump, it is fully customizable and can be decorated however you want. Also, this covering method can allow for the future addition of insulation and heating or cooling sources. 

Well pump houses can be bought prefabricated, or you can build it yourself by purchasing an assembly kit or constructing it from scratch as a DIY project. 

Perry’s Pump Repair Is Here to Help 

Whatever enclosure you choose to protect your well pump, Perry’s Pump Repair is here for you. We have the expertise and experience to install your well pump correctly in the first place, as well as perform routine maintenance and any necessary repairs to keep your well pump pumping out water for you and your family to use year-round. Contact Perry’s Pump Repair for all of your well pump needs today! 

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