Just wondering what we are in for. We plugged up the skimmer and the jets with this styrofoam-type tubing (apparently the idea is that it will expand if water gets in and block the pipes from filling) however lo and behold, the tubes just floated out of the skimmer and now the skimmer is full of water (and so are the pipes, I am guessing). Not sure when all of this happened but I am pretty sure that the temps have gone below freezing since it happened. We got a TON of snow this winter so it was just bad luck that the water bags and cover fell in. My questions are:
Is it pretty much a guarantee that if water gets into the pipes that the freezing temps will cause the pipes to crack??
What is the process and cost to fix such a problem?
How will we know if the pipes have cracked once we open the pool?
I guess I am just preparing myself for the worst.
Oh, and in terms of plugging up the jets with this foam tubing, has anyone heard of that? I think most people use regular plugs but I figure if they sell this stuff for that purpose it should work???
Sucks to be me, I know