The extended freezing temperatures lasted longer than anyone initially predicted and caused unprecedented infrastructure challenges to power and water. The resulting damages to Texas homes and pools have been difficult-to-impossible to avoid. Frozen water in pool equipment, valves and other system components is generally quite destructive. And with the return to more normal Texas temperatures, the damages incurred under the hard freeze become more evident.
If you’ve experienced a power loss at your pool, whether due to blackout or from turning the system off yourself, make sure all pool equipment has been shut off and the circuit breakers to your equipment have also been turned off. Do not power your system back on and assume everything will work, if there is any damage from the freeze or the lines are still frozen, starting your system back up may cause additional issues. You should run through the below checklist before starting it back up or contact a qualified technician to access it for you.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you navigate your pool during this time.
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