If your area is subject to frequent hard freezes...properly winterize your pool equipment and piping then secure the pool cover.
In milder climates...keep your pump running as you normally would to keep the pool water from freezing.
Above Ground Pools...are particularly susceptible to winter damage and require extra care and attention.
Spas should be enjoyed throughout the winter months...closing your spa is not recommended unless it will not be used for at least three months (i.e. in a vacation home).
Pool Fact: Water chemistry and safety are equally important in winter and summer.
Pool Fact: Pumps should be kept running during freezing temperatures or completely drained during the winter to avoid a risk of damage to the pump, filter, heater, pipes, and any other in-line equipment.
Spa Fact: Spas are designed to run and be enjoyed throughout the winter months. However, it is recommended that you lower the water temperature when the spa is not in use.
Freezing can create costly damages to your swimming pool or spa. The best way to protect your pool or spa from freeze damage is to prevent it from happening. Properly winterizing your pool and following these tips can prevent freeze damage from destroying your backyard paradise. We recommend the following products to aid you in your freeze damage prevention.
Winterizing Kits for correct chemical balance throughout the winter months and protection of all non-mechanical elements of your swimming pool.
Blowers clear pipes and equipment of water prior to being plugged and insulated to protect them from the elements.
Skimmer Faceplate Covers prevent your skimmer from retaining water which can freeze and possibly damage the pool wall.
Gizzmos are designed for inground skimmer ice expansion protection.
Water Tubes and Air Pillows are used under winter covers for ice expansion prevention.
Balancing and Shock Chemicals or Anti-Freeze
Disclaimer: Consult your local Pool Professional for weather-related pool care information specific to your area.