Although well pumps provide a vital service to supply water to where it is needed, they are oftentimes forced to be located in areas around your home or business and are not aesthetically pleasing to look at. So the question is, how do I hide my well pump cover?
The perfect situation would be to select a location for the well pump early in the planning process to be located so that it is out of sight. However, we understand that this isn’t always possible and sometimes there isn’t much of a choice on where they have to be located. In that case, here are a few ideas to help hide a well pump.
Camouflage the Well Pump
One idea is to camouflage the well pump and its cover with landscaping like the photo shown here. A few small bushes or plants surrounding the well pump cover can make a big difference in hiding everything and making it more attractive.
One thing to keep in mind: if planting larger bushes or trees around the well pump, it’s a good idea to provide enough space around the well so that roots from the plants or trees aren’t tempted to invade the well’s wall. Keeping some space between the plants is also important so that there is enough room to easily gain access to the well pump for routine maintenance.
Coordinate the Well Pump Cover with the SurroundingsAnother way to help hide your well pump is to purchase a well pump cover with an exterior color that will match with the surrounding landscape. Safe-T-Cover provides three standard colors: Hartford Green, Sierra Tan, and Slate Grey. These are colors commonly used in many commercial applications to help hide electrical transformers and other equipment including backflow preventers.
Vinyl Wrapping Materials
Another option you can try to help hide your well pump is to wrap the exterior of the pump cover using vinyl wrapping materials like the ones used to wrap cars for advertising. The vinyl wrapping materials are made to withstand all types of weather conditions and you can essentially choose any image you feel would do the best job of blending the pump well cover into the surrounding landscape or environment.
If you’d like to learn some more tips on how to hide well pump covers and utility boxes click here. Or you can reach out to me directly using the link below. We’re happy to help you design the best pump cover for your project.