Watch the Weather Reports This Winter

In South Florida, it doesn’t always freeze in winter. But when it does, it can wreak havoc on backyard swimming pools.

The problem is the plumbing. When water freezes, it expands. While this won’t usually harm the water in your pool itself, it can cause big problems for the water in your pipes and plumbing system.

So it’s important to keep an eye on the weather reports to watch for freeze warnings this winter.

Pool Service Boca Raton — Winter in South Florida

South Florida is literally the last place in the US to freeze. Temperatures only fall below 32 degrees F once every few years in most places south of, say, Orlando. So in all likelihood, you probably don’t have to worry about your pool being damaged by freezing weather this winter.

Unless, of course, it happens. If it does, having advanced warning that freezing weather could occur gives you time to take steps to protect your pool. All you really need to do is to drain the water so that the water line is skimmer levels so that the pipes and plumbing are clear or water.

Another step you can take is to put an air pillow into the center of your pool to minimize ice damage to the liner walls and skimmer. As the water in your pool freezes and expands, the air pillow accommodates this additional volume so it isn’t transferred to your pool’s walls.

Pool Service Boca Raton — Call the Experts

The best way to prepare your pool for winter is to call the experts who can care for your pool year round. At Eagle Pools, our trained pool technicians have the experience and knowledge to prevent your pool from being damaged by winter weather, as well as keeping your pool safe and comfortable throughout the rest of the year.

Will it freeze or won’t it? This winter, don’t worry about it. Just call Eagle Pools and let us take care of your pool for you!

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