Keeping your pool flowing in freezing temps
The cold freeze we had in the Valley last week took a lot of people by surprise. Especially some who have pools and ended up with frozen ponds in their backyards. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The cold freeze we had in the Valley last week took a lot of people by surprise. Especially some who have pools and ended up with frozen ponds in their backyards.
Andrew Gorelow said, "I could just walk across it like a solid piece of ice. Like an ice rink."
Gorelow was surprised when the freezing temps transformed his pool into a mini frozen lake, "I think a cover would have helped. I don't see a lot of sun because the two-story house blocks most the sun most of the day. Other than a cover or a heater, I don't know what else I could have done."
There was one simple solution, Gorelow just needed to turn the pump on.
"You want to keep water circulating. If the water sits, it will freeze much easier than if it's moving," explained Rick Kennedy, Alchemist Pool Service.
Business has been good for Kennedy lately.
Turns out, Gorelow isn't the only person in Las Vegas with a personal ice rink in their backyard.