Soundproofing your Pool Pumps

Water is essential to life. It is the most important compound in the universe relative to humans. Without it, we will die and so will most of the species on earth. It is even important to both animals and plants and all organisms.

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Water makes up 70 percent of the human being. Without it, a human will die in just a few days. Humans are drawn to water. That is why most early settlements are always close to a water source.

It is important for drinking, bathing, cooking, and almost all human activity. It is even used for the transportation of materials. It is important in technology first in hydraulics and next as a cooling agent for power plants. Water is also a source of food as there are a lot of fish and other organisms in it that people can eat. Visit this link for more info on the importance of water: https://www.livescience.com/52332-why-is-water-needed-for-life.html.

Nowadays, since people are drawn to water, people try to put it in their homes in the form of aquariums, fountains, and pools. Having these at home provide a sense of tranquillity as a body of water, no matter how small, brings a sense of peace. Having a pool also brings tranquillity but it has an added benefit of giving you a place where you can relax and have fun with your family and friends.

Having a pool at home is quite expensive but it is a very nice addition to your home. If you can maintain it well, you can surely enjoy it for a long time. It has many benefits. It can be a place where you can spend quality time with your significant other or it is also a place where you can bond with your family and children.

The pool can also improve your physical and mental health. It can help you physically as swimming is a good form of exercise. Doing it a few times a week will significantly improve your health. Your muscles will also be toned and it can also help you lose some weight. On the other hand, it can help you with your mental health as being in the water can help you relax your mind. Swimming or wading in the water can help you clear your head and let all the stressors go with the flow of the water.

Pools can be very beneficial for you and your family but one thing that can become tricky and annoying is pool pumps. Pool pumps are important in keeping your pool clean. These pumps pump the water through a filter to make sure that the fluids in your pool are clean. However, they can be noisy and annoying and you should do something to keep them quiet.

 

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Here are some ways to soundproof it:

Put it in a Room

The first thing that you can do to muffle the sounds of a pump is to put it inside a room. While building the pool, make sure to also include a small room for the pump to keep it dry and away from the prying hands of the children, while also keeping it muffled inside the room. Keeping it in a room will significantly lower the sound that you will hear from the outside and it will not be as annoying anymore.

Use Soundproofing Materials

To make your soundproofing more effective, it is best to use soundproofing materials in building the room for the pump. Make sure to put foam on the surfaces of the walls or to use MDF boards which can help absorb the noise that the machines make. You can also enclose it in a soundproof box to enclose the sound and keep it from going out. Make the box out of MSF boards and cover it with a layer of insulating foam to effectively absorb the noise that the machine makes. Click here for more information on soundproofing materials.

Place it farther

Another option that you can do is to situate your pump farther away. Sound travels and the farther it has to travel, the weaker it gets. By placing the source of the noise far from you, you can hear less of it. Placing it farther, putting it in a room, and placing it in a soundproofing box will make sure that you won’t hear any of the noise it emits.

 

Do you have a pool?  How have you dealt with the sound of your pool pump?

 

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