WINTER STORM: POOL EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

Helpful resources to guide you through managing your pool equipment in cases of cold weather and no power.

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Severe winter weather and record-breaking temperatures has left thousands with power outages, frozen pipes and major plumbing issues. As states across the east coast and areas as far south as Texas start working towards securing everyone’s health and safety, we also want to help with how to handle and minimize damages to your backyard inground and above ground pools.


To start, we recommend you having a pool professional assess the damage and make recommendations specific to your pool. Use our dealer locator to contact a pool pro near you.

Pool Freeze Protection: Tips for Freezing Weather

Pool Freeze Protection: Tips for Freezing Weather

Be prepared for the unexpected by making a note of pool management recommendations for cold weather. Hayward’s Quick Reference Guide provides helpful guidance for managing your pool equipment during cold weather conditions. Since equipment damage from freezing weather is not covered by equipment warranties, be ready to take quick action when pool equipment is vulnerable to severe winter weather. By following recommendations for pool care in freezing weather, you can minimize the risk to your pool and its equipment.

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The following are steps to take to help prevent/reduce freeze damage to your swimming pool equipment.

TURN OFF ALL POOL EQUIPMENT BREAKERS

STEP 1: TURN OFF ALL POOL EQUIPMENT BREAKERS

Even if your power is off, you must turn off ALL breakers that supply power to your swimming pool equipment.

REMOVE ALL DRAIN PLUGS FROM POOL EQUIPMENT

STEP 2: REMOVE ALL DRAIN PLUGS FROM POOL EQUIPMENT

Once power is off, remove the drain plugs from ALL of your swimming pool equipment. This includes pumps, filters, heaters and sanitization equipment. Unplug and remove Salt Chlorine Generator Cells from the system if able.

LEAVE POWER AND EQUIPMENT OFF

STEP 3: LEAVE POWER AND EQUIPMENT OFF

Leave power to your swimming pool equipment turned off until any ice that has formed has naturally melted in order to help prevent damaging your swimming pool equipment once you restore power.

PREPARE POOL FOR OPERATION

STEP 4: PREPARE POOL FOR OPERATION

Once the ice has naturally melted and you are ready to resume operation, re-install all drains and salt chlorine generator cells. Then restore power to your swimming pool equipment.

HIRE A LICENSED POOL PROFESSIONAL

STEP 5: HIRE A LICENSED POOL PROFESSIONAL

If your swimming pool equipment loses power for an extended period of time or you are not comfortable restoring power to your system, hire a local licensed pool professional for assistance.

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As a reminder, Freeze Damage is not covered under warranty. As stated in Hayward Owner's Manuals, pool owners should protect their equipment from freeze damage by draining water when they expect sub-freezing temperatures.

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