How To Prevent Your Pool From Freezing
Well, it has been a while since Dallas dealt with a “polar vortex” and the types of storms we encountered this past week. That is why when we have extremely cold temperatures and snow it is important to understand how to continue to take care of your pool. First and foremost, don’t think just leaving your pool alone is a good idea just because it is cold. One of the biggest concerns is going to be freezing temperatures and pipes. Neither one of these is a good thing for your swimming pool. With that said, even though it probably won’t need the addition of chlorine, there still are a few steps to keep it safe. This blog post will highlight some of them.
How To Deal With The Freezing Temperatures and Your Pool
Anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it is necessary to prepare your pool for the possibility of freezing. The following are some of those steps:
- Be sure to run your pool pump continuously when temperatures are near or below freezing. If you have an intermatic timer please remember to remove the pins.
- Disconnect any aerators and lines to slides.
- Booster pumps for pool cleaners don’t need to run continuously.
- Water feature pumps should be run and valves should be open.
- Remove your automatic pool cleaner, drain it, and store it.
If you own a variable speed pump some of them are set to turn on when the air temperature reaches 36 degrees or lower but don’t assume this, always check to make sure the water is moving because it can’t freeze when it is and this prevents freezing in the pipes too. This past week was extremely abnormal for the Dallas Ft. Worth area but we need to be prepared because freezing water and pipes can cause major damage.
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