Freezing of Pool Surface...is it a problem?

grantorinoFebruary 6, 2014

Hi all,

I have an inground vinyl liner pool and we are experiencing an unusual cold snap here in the Seattle area. The pump is running 24x7 on freeze protect, so I'm not too worried about pipes freezing, however, the pool surface is freezing pretty quickly. I've been breaking up the ice every 4 hours or so but we're headed out of town at the end of the week and there will be one more night down to 20 degrees when we're not around.

Seems like most people don't worry about the surface freezing on a vinyl liner as they are used extensively in the midwest. Am I just being paranoid, or should I continue to break up the ice? Temps will be in the teens for two more nights, then the 20's on Friday. By Saturday we should be out of the freeze for good.

Thanks!

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muddy_water

No don't break the ice it creates sharp edges that can cut the liner,,,

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 11:59AM
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airb320

make sure you put some empty coke bottles in the pool to allow for expansion... not that important since u have a liner and not tiles but still worth it in my opinion...

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 11:38AM
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