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It's winter-time, do I really need to check my pool?

Updated: Jan 24
Let’s start with a poll. Be honest! How often do you check your pool in the winter-time?
If you checked it twice this month, the levels seem to be the same as last time – right?
But, did you know that rainfall dilutes pool chemistry levels and lowers the readings for PH, alkalinity, hardness, stabilizer, and chlorine? Rainfall also brings small amounts of contaminants that are washed into the pool.
So, yes! You should definitely be checking it on a regular basis and maintenance it as needed!
Just as important – have you seen these nightly temperatures lately? Be sure to pay attention, because if the temperature gets near or below freezing – what do you think the water in your pipes and filter are doing? – Yep! They’re freezing as well! Frozen water inside PVC pipe equals cracked pipes! Yikes!
So, how do I avoid my pipes from bursting in freezing temperatures?

Just run your pool pump continuously when temperatures are near or below freezing. Now, pay attention because, unless you have a variable speed pump you don’t want to run your pool pump 24/7. Plus, we live in Arizona. It’s rarely at or below freezing for long periods of time.

Simply put, it’s generally a good idea to run your pool pump for 10 -12 hours during the night anyways – which is generally when you’ll see those freezing temps.

All in all – remember to check your pool levels regularly and pay attention to temperature drops, and you should be fine.

If you have any concerns about your pool pump or potential pool problems, maybe cracked pipes – call us at 623-889-1366. We would be happy to come take a look and ensure you’ll make it through the winter!