Fall is here!! Now is the time to check the freeze guard on your pool equipment. This preventive maintenance can save you $100s even $1000s of dollars worth of costly repairs during a hard freeze this winter. The best part is, in most cases, it is relatively easy! All you need is a cup of ice.
At most equipment control service boxes there is a temperature sensor hanging under on the outside of the control service box . If you do not see one, then most likely it is inside the control box. We DO NOT recommend you remove the face plates on any control service box to locate the temperature sensor. Here is a picture of the two most common types of temperature sensors.
First Step: make sure the pool equipment is not running. Second Step: to test the freeze guard place the temperature sensor in the cup of ice or hold a piece of ice on the sensor. If the freeze guard is working, the equipment will come on within 2 to 3 min. If it does not, it is time to have it check by a pool professional. If you have any questions or the freeze guard is not working, feel free to contact us. 972-948-6804.