What happens if you don't close your pool in the winter?

If you don't, you may experience cracks. Surface cracks are very common in pools that are not winterized. Adverse conditions can cause cracks, as can water remaining inside the pool. The water is likely to freeze and cause cracks on the surface. When preparing for winter, we lower the water level and make sure that all the water has come out of the pipes.

Any standing water you leave in your pipes is likely to freeze. Just like what we mentioned on the filter, frozen water will expand and exert ridiculous pressure on the skimmer, pipes, and anything else that can be filled with water. But let's continue with the assumption that you're not closing your pool. In this scenario, the unprotected water in your pool will freeze when temperatures drop.

The resulting ice and temperatures below zero will shed new tears or expand existing ones. Heating your pool in winter is one of the most important steps in enjoying your pool and avoiding damage. The pool and its equipment must be prevented from freezing. A frost will not only disable the pool during the season, but it can also cause catastrophic damage to the system. A cover can also protect your coating from the elements.

Floating chunks of ice, branches and other sharp objects can reach the pool during winter, which can cause cuts and tears in the coating. A cover can accumulate those things that are on top and keep them away from the coating itself. In addition, year-round exposure to the sun can reduce the lifespan of a liner. Covering the lining can prevent it from becoming brittle and discolored too soon. If, on the other hand, you want to keep your pool open during the winter, you'll have to run the pumps to prevent the pool from freezing and causing these structural damages.

In addition to the fact that it costs a lot of money to repair, it will also take an extended period of time to truly reopen the pool, depriving you of the enjoyment you can normally get during summer hours in your swimming pool. Once you really want to use your pool again, you'll probably have to drain the pool water completely and then replace it. The weight and force of the water inside the pool counteract the ground pressure outside the pool. If you don't prepare your pool for winter, along with the steps above, the pool will be unsightly and expensive to clean.

Pre-programmed to turn on the pool pump when the air temperature drops to a certain degree, the frost protection sensor helps prevent unforeseen damage in the pool. That means opening an expensive pool in spring or, possibly, even a new liner to keep your pool looking fresh. Whether you have an energy-saving variable-speed pool pump or a single-speed pump, frozen water flowing through it can damage components.

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