Take time to close your pool during the off seasons
During non-season and winter months, it is important to remove water from your pool heater, PVC pipes, pump and filter to avoid damage from ice. Water expands when it freezes and may lead to leaks or pipes bursting if you leave water in equipment during winter months. This damage will require replacement – which is not covered by warranty.
Pool heat pumps can withstand the coldest of winter weather with no problems. The only precaution necessary, is to make sure that the heat exchanger is drained of all pool water. It is unnecessary that your pool heat pump be moved from its installed location for the winter, and in fact, it is recommended that you leave it in place to avoid damaging the unit.
Pool heat pumps do not need a lot of maintenance during winter months. Keep it free of debris; such as leaves or pine needles and occasionally ensure there are no rodents nesting inside or chewing on wires.
If you do not plan on using your heater more than once a week, turn it off. This will save you money!
Protect your Investment with a Winter Cover
Protect your heater during non-season and winter months with a custom made pool heater cover. Winter covers protect your pool heat pump from snow, ice, rain, leaves, sand, pine needles, dust and other harsh elements. Your unit will look better and last longer for years to come.
Maintain Proper Water Flow Rate
Ensure your swimming pool filter has proper flow rate by washing debris from the cartridge regularly. Otherwise your pool heater may not function efficiently if water is unable to pass through the cartridge.
Steps to winterize your Pool Heat Pump
- Turn off all electrical power to the heat pump.
- Turn off the circulation pump.
- Disconnect the water piping.
- Remove the drain plug and make sure condenser drains out.
- Flush the heat pump with water by hooking up a garden hose into the water inlet line. Let it run for 2 to 3 minutes. You should see water exit the heat pump through the water outlet line.
- The heat pump must be blown out with air to ensure no water is left inside. Most manufacturers recommend that a compressed airline be placed into the water inlet line to blow air through the unit.
- Loosely reconnect the plumbing connection and drain plug to allow any remaining water to drain but block insects and debris.
- Cover the fan grill to prevent leaves, snow, & debris from falling into the heater