Pool Care Tips for Freezing Temperatures

When cold weather moves in, you may wonder how freezing temperatures will affect your pool and its equipment. Not to worry, Pinch A Penny is here with expert tips for you. Follow the guidelines below to keep your pool safe during freezing temperatures.

  • Be sure to run your pool pump continuously when temperatures are near or below freezing.
  • You don't need to run your heater, moving water will not freeze. 
  • Disconnect any aerators and lines to slides.
  • Booster pumps for pool cleaners don’t need to run continuously.
  • Booster pumps for waterfalls or water features should be run. Alternately, you can cover and drain the pump and pipes.
If you lose power during freezing weather:
  • Turn time clock off.
  • Dial multiport valve to backwash and remove plug.
  • Open the air relief valve on filter.
  • Remove plugs and lids from pumps, motors, filters, heaters and chlorinators.
  • Put all of the removed plugs in a Ziploc bag and store them in safe place until power is restored.
  • When warm weather returns, replace all plugs and lids.

If you have any questions, give us a call at your local Pinch A Penny!

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