When winter comes around, it is important to remember that your pool's filtration system will be the most susceptible to freezing temperatures and requires special attention. By following these tips on pool winterizing, you could prevent freezing temperatures from damaging your filtration system and costing you lots of money with repairs.
- Plug the skimmer to ensure that the system does not fill with rain water or melted snow.
- Make sure your system is capable of accommodating the normal expansion of the antifreeze solution which occurs during periods of winter storage. And ensure that you fill the system with the proper amount of fluid. Consulting a pool professional for assistance is never a bad idea.
- Don’t dilute RV antifreeze. RV antifreeze is purchased as a premixed solution. Adding water as you install it will raise the freezing point and reduce the protection for your water system.
- DOWFROST™ RVR Freeze Protection Fluid, a product of The Dow Chemical Company, is safe for incidental contact with people or animals and can also prevent harmful pollution of ground and surface water in the event of a spill. This fluid is specially formulated for use in RVs and other seasonal equipment and is biodegradable to help protect the environment.