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  1. Turn off your breaker. While you may not have power now, the first thing you should do is turn off all breakers to your pool so that when the power does return, you can assess your pool in a controlled environment before everything turns back on and causes potential havoc.

  2. Contact us. Not only can we provide advice, but we also can add you to a waitlist for any necessary service and assistance when the weather does return to normal. Remove lids.

  3. Freezing water expands and it needs a place to go. To avoid cracking and damaging lids, we recommend removing pump pot and filter lids to avoid extra built-up pressure and provide extra space for any ice to go.

  4. Open all valves. Similar to removing lids, opening as many valves as you can, including the air relief valve on top of your filter, relieves pressure on the water that may be expanding within your equipment.

  5. Remove all plugs. Many of your plugs can also be removed to account for expanding water. Remove the pump pot plug, pump volute plug, the drain plugs next to the heater, and the plug found at your dial valve. While most frozen plugs can be removed by hand, if needed, use a pair of pliers for extra leverage.

  6. Disconnect your motor. As an extra step of protection, homeowners can disconnect their motor from power, if able.

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