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Prevent Spring Surprises

Surprises can be fun, but not when it comes to the backyard swimming pool.  A cracked or damaged skimmer is one unwelcome surprise that most pool owners have had to experience over the years.  If you prepare for the possibility of a wintertime freeze before it happens, though, you can save your skimmer and prevent unwanted surprises in the spring.

When water in a skimmer freezes, it expands outward and often cracks or damages the skimmer.  The Skimmer Guard is a product designed to absorb the expansion of the freeze, allowing your skimmer to last throughout the winter undamaged.  Place a Skimmer Guard inside each of your pool’s skimmers to absorb any expansion caused by freezing water. The freezing water will actually compress the Skimmer Guard instead of expanding outward and cracking your skimmer.

Protect Your Pool Skimmer from Freeze Damage This Winter

 Pool Skimmer Guard

When water freezes, it expands by approximately 9%.  When this water is in your pool skimmer, that expansion is just enough to cause damage.  Instead of repairing or replacing your pool skimmer each spring, protect it with a Skimmer Guard when you winterize your in ground or above ground pool in the fall.  This handy (and affordable) little gadget is made to absorb the expansion that occurs during a freeze, so it protects your skimmer all winter from damage caused by expanding water.  Instead of expanding outward and cracking the skimmer, freezing water will actually compress the Skimmer Guard.

Skimmer Guard proves to be an easy and inexpensive way of saving yourself the hassle and expense of dealing with a damaged skimmer each spring.