As a swimming pool company in Las Vegas dealing with harsh, long winter temperatures isn’t the norm but we do deal with freezing temperatures from time to time and because of that, you are going to need to know what to do with your swimming pool. As far as a full winterization like they do in the midwest and east coast, that won’t need to happen but since there is a chance for our water to freeze across the pool surface, freeze protection will be necessary. The bottom line is, it’s okay for the water to freeze across the surface, but if you have unwinterized pool equipment, and water freezes inside of your pump, filter or heater, you can have quite an expensive freeze damage repair to deal with. That’s why we hope this blog post helps inform you on what you need to do and how we can help.
When trying to prevent pool equipment from freezing, there are three things you can do:
- Keep your pumps running with all open valves
- Winterize your pool equipment and plumbing
- Install Freeze Protection Equipment
Keep Your Pool Pumps Running
If you live in a mild climate like ours, you are only going to have to deal with freezing temperatures from time to time. When you get word of freezing temperatures, you can remove the off peg and run the pump 24/7 until the weather warms up. If the water is circulating in the swimming pool and plumbing, it won’t freeze.
Freeze Protection Equipment
One other way that we properly prepare our swimming pools for the winter season in Las Vegas is installing an Intermatic Freeze Protection with Thermostat. The purpose of the timer is to provide both automation and protection for the equipment against freeze damage. They turn the pump and heater on when the outdoor temperature drops below the temperature set by the user-adjustable thermostat which is usually 38 degrees to prevent them from freezing. All of these services and timers are what we recommend to prepare your swimming pool for the winter months in the Las Vegas area. if you are interested in learning more, contact us today!