Most pool pumps with automated controllers have freeze protection built-in, meaning the pumps will cycle on and off in preset intervals when the air temperature sensor detects freezing conditions. HOWEVER, you should always double-check that the pumps are running when the temperature is 38 degrees or below. If not, turn them on. It is not necessary to heat your pool, as circulating water freezes at a slower rate. Booster pumps that pressurize a pool cleaner can remain off. However, pumps for waterfalls, slides, in-floor cleaning systems, or other features should be on continuously with the main pumps to keep circulation complete. When temps return to above freezing, you can place your pool back in auto.
*POOLS WITH INNERMATIC TIMERS (i.e., not automated panels)
To keep your pump from cycling off, you must remove the “off” timer tab. Remember what time it is set for so you will reinstall it once the temperature rises.
*PROTECT THE PIPES*
*The supply side of the autofill. Even pool noodles can be used to insulate as needed.
It is not necessary to remove your pool cleaner from pool, as it submerged in water.
At this time, we do not expect extended temperatures in the teens or in the single digits.
As such, it is not currently necessary to drain filters, pumps, heaters, or turn off power to the equipment bay.
Should we anticipate extreme weather conditions akin to those experienced in February 2021, we will send out another notification that includes specific instructions and screenshots that will assist in a more extensive winterization.
Feel free to text our business line at 713.234.5215 with questions or concerns. When texting, please include your name.
We are actively monitoring weather conditions. It is possible that your pool may be serviced on a different day than normal.
As usual, however, you will receive an email service summary once serviced.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the pending inclement weather.