With consistent freezing temperatures hitting our area this week we wanted to share some information that could be of help should you run into issues with your pool equipment. When freeze protect is operating properly all pumps should be running when temperatures drop. This keeps water moving throughout the system to help prevent water from freezing and causing damage. You want to make sure water levels stay at the appropriate range and all valves are open throughout your system so that water is moving through all plumbing. If you have a hot tub, the system should cycle periodically between pool mode and spa mode to ensure water is flowing through all plumbing. If you lose power or have a system failure such as pumps not running or broken pipes we recommend shutting your system down and draining as much plumbing as possible until temperatures rise and the system can be assessed. To shut your system down properly first turn off all breakers to the system to ensure nothing turns on. Next, open all valves and remove all lids, plugs, etc. There should be plugs on the pumps, heater, and filter. If you have a heat pump it is likely that there is no plug which means you should loosen the unions in the plumbing to drain as much water as possible. See the video below illustrating this procedure, but please keep in mind all systems differ and this may show more or less than what would be recommended on your system. In addition, if you have Ledge Loungers we recommend removing the plugs on those and draining to prevent freeze damage.