Whereas all substances generally coalesce in cold conditions and expand with heat, water behaves differently. This is known as the anomaly of water. At around four degrees Celsius, water is at its most dense — that is, it expands the least. However, as soon as it gets colder, freezes and becomes ice, its volume increases. This is due to the spatial structure of the ice crystals. This expansion produces huge forces that can break even the hardest materials. This is why we see frost damage on the asphalt surfaces of our roads or burst pipelines. It’s also not a good idea to refrigerate beer bottles in your freezer compartment! Thankfully, the new nozzles and spray guns of the Original GARDENA System have built-in frost protection.