Pool Care Tips for Freezing Temperatures

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, contact your local Pinch A Penny store!

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