3 Ways to Prevent Damage of Your Swimming Pool During Winter

by Pool Builders on 10-31-2010 in Articles

Water freezing in the wintertime is one of the biggest troubles you will encounter with your swimming pool. Frozen water could cause grievous damages to the swimming pool: It could crack tiles, bust pipes, puncture walls, creating severe leaks that will drain and waste your pool water. The trouble with water as it freezes is that it expands. The normally circle water molecules crystallise into a larger form when frozen. The water increments its mass, thus absorbing more space, once it turns into ice. If its container does not have space to reconcile the added mass, the ice will push and force the container to make room for it. This force that the ice exerts is what causes the real harm. We as pool possessors of course do not want this to happen. Keeping a pool is already difficult and costly enough. Of course, there are several criteria that can be done to preclude this from happening.

A simple method is to bring down the quantity of water inside the pool to create space for the extra water once it turns into ice. Just look at the amount of water that will have to be disgorged and wasted.

You can drainage and dry out the inside of the skimmer then cover up it or reduce the water in the pool to a degree that is below the skimmer. It goes the same way as an air rest, it engages the pressure of the freezing water. The skimmer guard like a constrict plastic pipe that can be inserted and secured in the skimmer. It also seals the skimmer entry tube so that the water does not get into the pipes and filters.

An alternative is to use a swimming pool air pillow. The air pillow is based and assured at the center of the pool, under the pool cover. This doesn't block the water from freezing, nevertheless, it absorbs and directs the force of the freezing water towards it rather than on the other parts of the pool. This is will be very efficient on the pool itself, but what about the other parts of the pool that is a distinct water container.

Each of these techniques have their own rewards and restrictions. Take your time to realize each and do which is inexpensive and handy for you.

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