Can I hide the pool pump and equipment in my yard?

While very necessary, the pool pump and equipment is not always the most aesthetically pleasing part of owning a pool. However, by reading below, we have some suggestions on how you can hide them in your yard.

Use Plants

Using plants to hide the pump is probably the first idea that comes into a pool owner’s head. However, not every plant is appropriate. Thorny plants should not be used, so no rosebushes. Other plants to avoid are those with invasive roots. These plants can actually damage the plumbing that leads to the pool. Shrubs and trees that drop leaves, nuts, fruit and spent flower are also inadvisable. The best plants are evergreens that are not too tall and do not drop needles copiously and tallish, noninvasive grasses.


Enclosures are simple and inexpensive ways to hide the pump and its accoutrements. It can be a simple, lidded box built around the equipment. The style and color can match that of the fencing around the perimeter of the yard or some area of the garden.

The equipment can also be hidden in a shed, which is attached to the house or other structure and has a sloping roof. These sheds can be made of wood, glass, vinyl or even concrete or stone. However, it is important that any enclose is well-ventilated.

Walls, Gates or Privacy Screens

Another way to hide the pool pump is to use walls, gates, or even a privacy screen. Walls and gates of course can block the equipment and while longer hoses are necessary the future your equipment is placed from your pool, it is possible. Another option is a privacy screen. These are inexpensive and are often made of vinyl. Vinyl screens resist fading by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and are weatherproof. They can easily be washed by the garden hose and be made to resemble real wood.

Professional Company

There are many options when it comes to the placement and hiding of the pool equipment. It is always best to check with a professional. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.

About us

Infinite Pools, a licensed and reputable custom pool contractor in the state of California, holds a B (General Contracting), a C-53 (Swimming Pool), and a C-27 (Landscaping Contractor) license. Our licensing permits us to design and build your complete backyard oasis – custom swimming pool, supporting structures, patio covers, fireplaces and fire pits, fencing, landscaping, and anything else to complete your dream backyard.

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