Constant humming noise in my house from my neighbor's swimming pool pump and setup. Its not very loud when standing next to it, but it does generate a humming sound in half of my house (which is about 15 feet from the pump equipment). The pool is about 6 years old. Standing next to the pump I could feel some vibration on the ground.

I was wondering if there is some company in Palm beach county Florida specialize in putting some sort of barrier to quiet down the noise. Since there is an HOA the structure has to be presentable. Thanks

Picture of pump setup

Picture of pump setup and I don't know what all the parts represent-pumps, filters, heater etc.

  • Is the pump bolted down or just sitting on the concrete?
    – JD74
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 20:21
  • It is bolted down and it is sitting on concrete and not vibrating.
    – joe
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 20:51
  • My pump is not bolted down. It's held in place by the piping. That could make a difference in vibration transfer. Originally you said you could feel vibration.
    – JD74
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 21:11
  • Yes when I stood on the soil next to the pump setup I could feel some vibration theough my feet where I stood. Its is not very strong but I could feel it. It is so confusing that I really don't know where the sound is coming from.The houses here are built using cinder blocks and the roof is tile roof.
    – joe
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 23:34
  • Are you sure the pump is the cause? If the neighbor kills the power to the pump, the noise stops as well? Commented Apr 27, 2023 at 0:34

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If you can feel the vibration standing next to it that is what's transferring noise into your house. I don't think a barrier will be of much use. My pool pump doesn't make any noticeable vibration. Doing something to address the vibration would be the route I would go. I added a picture of mine. It isn't bolted down. If I put my hand on the pump I can feel the vibration but I don't feel any on the cement next to it. If you search on Amazon there is such a thing as a pool pump vibration isolation pad. They seem to have good reviews. enter image description here

  • I will talk to my neighbor about putting a vibration isolation pad.That would be quite reasonable .Appreciate your suggestion.
    – joe
    Commented Apr 29, 2023 at 21:05

You don't need a barrier, you need isolation.

Talk to your neighbor about the problem, and request that they lift the pump onto some sort of elastic suspension platform and install soft connectors to the plumbing. This will dramatically reduce energy transmission to the ground.

  • Can you expalin a little more on "install soft connectors to the plumbing"I want to find out whether I need to talk to a pool company or a contractor and I will pay for it.My neighbor doesn't seem to have a noise problem even though its it right next to their house.We are friends.
    – joe
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 20:45
  • Not really. Find something that's not hard plastic. I'm not a pool plumber. :)
    – isherwood
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 21:48

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