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.