How to protect your pump in winter

If it is not already, it is important to remember to protect your pump over the winter months. As the temperature drops cold weather can damage your pump if it is not properly insulated.  Pumps, flexible hoses and all associated pipework should be insulated against the cold weather to avoid the risk of freezing.Outdoor thermometer

Please take a look at where the pump is sited and consider the following points to protect it during the winter months: 

  • Have you insulated the pump, flexible hoses and associated pipe work for extreme conditions?
  • Ensure the insulation materials cannot become entangled in the pumps rotating shaft
  • Ensure insulation materials cannot be drawn into the cooling fan
  • Do not cover the motor or fan casing. The vent slots need access to ambient air at all times  


If you have any questions on how to protect your pump from the cold weather, just contact our PumpAssist  team who will be happy to guide you through any installation questions you might have. They can be contacted via:

  • Telephone: 0844 98 000 97
  • e-mail:
  • Live chat: via our website, just click on the icon during office hours to speak to a member of the team.
  • Forum: post your question via the dedicated forum tab on our website
Written by Stuart Turner at 09:00



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