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what do I do if my pool pump freezes

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what do I do if my pool pump freezes
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Stephen Cutler replied 8 years ago.
<p>Hi & thanks for using</p><p>Remove the pump and store it where it will not be exposed to any further freezing temps.You may have to saw thru the PVC pipe to do this- leave at least 2" of pipe extending from any fitting, or the pump body. If you have a good installation, there will be union connections that unscrew and you won't have to cut anything. Depending on the severity of the freeze it might be OK. In this instance it would appear to be OK. If the pump housing exploded, see if the retaining band simply let go and the castings are OK- If the castings cracked you will need to replace them. The impeller may also have been damaged. All this will become apparent upon disassembly. The drive motor is outside of the housing and freezing will not harm it. If it looks OK there is still a chance there are hairline cracks that will not become evident until the pump housing is under pressure- so get it in a non-freezing location & see what happens in the spring- or if you want, assume the housing is no good and make a winter project of replacing it.</p><p> </p><p><strong>I hope that this information was helpful to you. If it was please remember to click "</strong><strong>ACCEPT</strong><strong>" on your screen to make sure that I am paid for my efforts. By clicking </strong><strong>ACCEPT</strong><strong> you are not giving up your ability to ask more questions pertaining to this subject, and I will be happy to respond to these as well.</strong> <strong>Please take a moment and leave feedback, it is very important!</strong></p>