You might be thinking you only have a few dozen dollars’ worth of damage to your pool — after all, PVC pipe only costs a few bucks per piece. But not only is most of your piping underground, most freeze damage issues are systemic. A crack in a pipe can extend under a building, in a wall or under the pool deck.
The reality demonstrated here is that your entire equipment pad may be so damaged that you might have to spend thousands in replacement parts. When you factor in valve replacement, excavation, pressure testing, bonding — not to mention grounding repair plus labor — repairs can be a budget buster.
Freeze damage to pool pumps
Any crack in a pool pump will void its use, since pumps use vacuum pressure to draw water. Even if a cracked pump does prime, you may notice that its efficacy is diminished, because air is entering the system. Or, that it’s not drawing as much water, losing prime and now missing the required health department turnovers.