What Does My Pool Freeze Guard do?
This video will help you understand a little bit about freeze guards for your pools. Now, if you have a basic timer for your pool and it does not have a freeze guard on there, there’s nothing that’s going to trigger your freeze guard to come on. You’re probably going to need to manually turn that on yourself to help protect your plumbing and your pipes.
If you have a timer with a freeze guard, you will have a dial that you can adjust up and down to help you set that temperature. The ideal range is roughly 38 degrees and you will have a temp sensor that sticks out of that box, so that will read the temperatures in that area. Realize if that is inside the box, it’s going to be warmer in there.
You may want to actually take that 38 and bring it up to maybe 40 degrees. Just again, depending on where you’re at if you have a newer style of equipment that is automated and is digital, what you will do is you can actually go into that system and adjust the freeze guard temperatures to where you want it to be at.
I do not recommend taking it all the way to down to 32 degrees. I still recommend the 38 degrees and just realize they come factory usually at 38 depending on your manufacturer and what you have.
So you need to check on that or get your pool professional to help you. But what it’s going to do is when the automation kicks in and realizes that you’re at least 38 or lower it’s going to turn on your equipment that you have set up to come on when the freeze guard kicks in.
That is going to flow water through your pipes to help prevent freezing. Now if you have actual orders, meaning you have valves that are going to move mechanically, especially if you have a pull and stall every few minutes, they are going to rotate so that all your plumbing gets water flowing through them.
So you need to keep that in mind for if you have water features, waterfalls shared a sense that you don’t want running deer in the wintertime because they will come on and start creating sheets of ice on those walls.
The one thing you can do is you can shut those sections off during the winter, blow out those lines and protect them. If you’d like to get more information and or reach out to us and talk to one of our professionals that would love to help you out. Just click on the link below and somebody will get back to you.