Winter caught me by surprise last year and the pool pump paid the price. Being used to the pool in Florida there was no such thing as winterizing. I knew I had to do it but the first frost of the year hit early and hard. It ended up freezing and killing the pump. I figured there was no reason to worry about it until spring.
I went down to the local pool store where I was gouged. The pumps on line were about 60% of the price they wanted. She did let me know it was the Cadillac of pumps. I didn’t ask her if that meant they were going bankrupt also.Â I would have rather had a Chevy but not wanting to wait for shipping and to actually have a place to return it if I had an issue, I went ahead and took the beating. I was actually pretty proud of the fact that the missus and I installed it ourselves.Â Of course it only involved removing 4 hose ends and reconnecting them to new pump.
I’ll show you a better picture after I get all the leaves out and the algae killed.Â I have to have it perfect for when the kids come this summer so I have a little time. Meanwhile, I think I got a little sunburn today skimming it.
I didn’t know swimming pool water could reach that particular hue of green.