Should You Let Your Pool Freeze Over the Winter?

Winter is almost here, and that means most people are closing up their pools. While water is supposed to freeze as the temperatures get low, should you let your pool freeze? Read on to learn more:

The Short Answer: No

Simply put, it is not a good idea to let your pool freeze. While it may seem like a fun idea to have your own personal ice rink, letting your pool freeze will damage your pool liner. It can also damage your pumps and lead to burst pipes. Why? Because when water freezes, it expands, and the more it expands, the more likely your pipes will burst.

However, a thin layer of ice on top will not damage your pool. So, don’t get too worried if, despite your best efforts, you still see ice in your pool. This will be inevitable. You just don’t want the majority of the pool to freeze.

How can you prevent your pool from freezing?

Thankfully, there are many ways you can prevent your pool from completely freezing. Here are a few methods:

  • Keep your pool pump running continuously
  • Maintain proper water levels
  • Keep the pool covered to lock in heat
  • Run a pool heater

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