Freezing weather can be especially hard on pool equipment, but with the proper precautions, you can rest assured that your equipment will make it through the cold weather just fine.
Here are the keys to avoiding freeze damage on your pool.
KEEP THE WATER MOVING
As long as the water is moving at a reasonable velocity through the piping and your pool equipment, it will not freeze.
KEEP THE WATER LEVEL UP IN YOUR POOL
Pool water levels tend to run low in extremely cold weather. It may just be that nobody is out at the pool to look at it during the winter.
If all of your water faucets are frozen up, then you may need to run a hose from the cold water tap by your washing machine. Do whatever it takes to keep the water level up in your pool.
If you do not keep up with these maintenance items, then the flow of water through your pool equipment will be greatly diminished. In a freeze situation, this can lead to freeze damage on your equipment.
NEED HELP? You can always call the Pool Stop Professionals
Having problems with your pool? As always, you are welcome to call us at Pool Stop and set up a service call.
Our team of experienced, licensed professionals is available to help you with expert advice, repair and installation.
If you lose power to your home, then you will have no other choice but to winterize your pool equipment until the temperatures go back up and power is restored.
Here are the steps to winterizing your pool equipment in the Dallas area:
Turn the main power switch off - you do not want your pumps coming back on if they are drained.
Remove the drain plugs from your pumps, heater, filter and anything else that holds water and has a drain plug.
Take the lids off of your pumps and put the drain plugs in the basket so you do not lose them.
If anything else looks like it might be holding water, try to get it drained. Sometimes you can just loosen the unions on things to help drain out the water.
When the power is restored, then put everything back together and prime the pumps and get them started.