The playing surface was covered over the weekend but a sharp drop in temperatures meant the protective sheets were penetrated by frost.
Snow fell in the region on Monday afternoon with a night below freezing in store once more.
Both sides find themselves in the relegation zone ahead of a potentially vital clash.
Managerless Latics, under the caretaker charge of youth team coach Tony Philliskirk lie fourth bottom - two points from safety and four ahead of Pools with two games in hand following their run to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
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