The mercury has dipped below freezing several times already this year—and it’s not even winter yet. You have probably already closed your pool if you’re not keeping it open all year, but we want to make sure you have done all these parts to prevent freezing in your swimming pool and avoid the headache and expense of winter damage.
Check your pipes and motorized parts and drain every bit of water from the pump, pool heater and filter.
If any remaining water freezes in these pipes, the pipes can crack. And you can rack up some serious bills.
We also recommend using a pool pillow. This allows the object to absorb the expansion of freezing so that the walls of your pool do not. Alternatively you can use plastic milk jugs filled about a quarter of the way, just enough to let them sink down into the water. Four or five jugs place around the pool work very well to protect the pool from ice-expansion damage.
As always, let us know if you have any questions about winterizing your pool.
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