Hayward Pump - Freeze Protect

dobakmit

Active member
Jul 9, 2020
29
New Jersey
Hi - this is my first winter (in NJ) with a pool. I just winterized and covered my pool but my pump still runs sometimes and says "Freeze Protect". I have the Hayward OmniPump.
I have searched the forum and online and know what function this is but the question I am trying to get answered is - does this still need to be running even though I winterized and covered the pool?
If not, how do I turn it off?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,205
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
When you winterized the pool did you lower the water below the skimmers and blow out and plug all lines?

You should turn off the circuit breakers for all the pool equipment including your pump and control panels.
 

bligh

Member
Jun 24, 2020
15
Wall Township, NJ
In addition to the good advice from ajw22 .. You should run some non toxic anti freeze through that motor assembly, just to be sure there's no water left in the motor & pump.
 

dobakmit

Active member
Jul 9, 2020
29
New Jersey
Thank you for the reply. The winterization was done by a company and they told me "everything was set". We did specifically ask about the electrical and hayward system. I guess I will have to ask them.