Please move to appropriate forum if necessary. I need some help. Attached is a pic of my standard 1/4hp Hayward pool pump. I want to enclose it to make it quieter. (The sound is being transmitted by air rather than by physical contact.) As a "proof of concept" I stuffed it in a storage bin packed with a couch cushion, and it was a great improvement, so I know it is possible. Of course the couch cushion will not work in the long run because of heat buildup. I'd like a more viable solution, one that doesn't cost too much but addresses the issues: - noise silencing - cooling - vibrational damping in the base - drainage (pump will spill lots of water when being primed etc. can't have it filling up with water) - easy access to filter lid - easy access to on/off toggle - two pipes exit the container What cooling is good/easy? A fan, blowing air? Coils, circulating pool water? If air, how will I allow circulation of air without cutting holes in the container that will vent sound? Help?