The recent polar vortex weather has brought lots of concern to the Austin residents. Cold weather can cause freeze damage over long periods of time, especially if the pool was not closed for winter. Additionally, the power outages that we all experienced have caused a lot of damage to pool equipment and plumbing. We are here to do the hard work for you and bring all of your pool equipment, plumbing and services back to a healthy state. Do not hesitate to give us a call at 512-263-3495 to schedule repairs. You can also fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you shortly.
Once there is no power to your equipment — either from you shutting it off or from a loss of power because of the weather — follow these steps:
If your system froze up, following is a plan moving forward.
If your system continued to operate and you did not experience extended electrical outages that adversely impacted your pool operation, you are one of the fortunate ones. Following are some things to consider:
If your system was winterized, freeze damage could still have occurred as oftentimes not all of the water vacates all components and plumbing.
Is freeze damage to swimming pools and swimming pool equipment covered by homeowner’s insurance?
In most cases, freeze damage is not covered, but the resulting damage would be covered.
An example would be: pool equipment and/or a pipe freezes and busts, water leaks from the pool equipment area to the house and warps the floor.
Some homeowners have added mechanical breakdowns to their policy, and if they have, then the damage to the pool equipment would likely be covered.
With that being said, policy language is different among different carriers—so check with your insurance professional to find out what your policy covers.