Looks like some cold weather is on it’s way – save yourself from expensive repairs due to freeze damage. Below are things to check before the cold weather gets here:
- Make sure your main pool pump is functional and is running whenever freezing weather occurs. Most pool pump timers/controls use a freeze guard to accomplish this. If the pump doesn’t automatically kick on, you will need to manually run it whenever the air temperature is 32 degrees or below.
- Drain waterfall and auxiliary pumps or make sure they are running as well when it is freezing. If you have a booster pump for a cleaner, do not worry about running it or draining it – the main pump will keep water circulating through it.
- Keep your pool filled to the proper level. Afterwards, check your fill lines. If they are exposed, they will need to be drained and possibly covered to protect them from the freezing weather.
- Make sure you keep your skimmer baskets and pump baskets clean. Also make sure your filter has been backwashed or cleaned recently. Reduced water flow caused by dirty baskets and/or the filter can increase the chance of freeze damage to your equipment.
Please call us if you have any concerns or questions. (940) 384-7665.