When you are in Temecula, you may be worried about preventing pool freeze damage. When your pool gets freeze damage, you could experience some major problems and you may also find that you will be putting out a great deal of money to make repairs. In this article, we are going to talk more about preventing freeze damage in your pool.
Freeze Damage and Protecting Your Pool
While it is fine if your pool freezes across the surface, it is not going to be good if your pool filter or pump gets ice in it. The only way you can save yourself from freeze damage is to make sure that you prevent what is going to allow this to happen.
There are three options you have for preventing freeze damage. You can do this by:
- Winterizing your pool plumbing and equipment.
- Keeping your pumps running with all the valves open.
- Installing freeze protection equipment.
Winterizing Your Pool
If you want to partially winterize your pool, you can do this by draining the filter, pump, heater and other above ground equipment. Before it freezes you need to remove the drain plugs. You can pour pool antifreeze in the pipes that contain water and to complete winterizing, you will need to blow the water out of the equipment and pipes and then plug the pipes at the pool so you can keep the water out.
Keep Your Pool Pump Running
If you are in a climate that is normally mild, you need to pay attention when the news reports a freeze warning and then remove your time clock to off so you can run the pump 24/7 until the weather gets warmer. As long as your pipes have water moving through it, it won’t freeze. If you don’t want to run your pumps non-stop during the winter, you can set up text alerts to make sure you don’t forget to turn it on during the freeze warnings.
You can also put alarms in your pool that will set off lights and noises so you will not miss it when the freeze comes to keep you out of freeze damage.
Installing Freeze Protection Equipment
When you install freeze protection equipment, it works with a sensor that measures that temperature outside and turns the pool pump on when it reaches the low threshold. If you get a more advanced pool controller, you can also open any closed valves and turn on pumps like booster or waterfall pumps to make sure they are protected from freeze damage as well.
Protecting Your Pool
When you are protecting your pool properly, you are going to maintain your pool’s lifetime and you are going to ensure that your pool does not get damaged. If you need help upgrading and protecting your pool, make sure to give us a call and we will be more than happy to use our over 30 years of experience to help you keep your pool safe from freeze damage.