We just had our inground pool completed about 4 weeks ago. The pool
is open so that we can brush the plaster as it cures. The PCC 2000
filter system runs 24x7. We have another 2 weeks (minimum) of
brushing recommended by our pool company. We live in Northern
Virginia where the temperature has been 50 - 60 during the day (now in
Dec) and 30's at night. The folks at our pool servicing company said
we may want to leave the pool open through the winter instead of
closing it up and reopening in 3/4 months. They said as long as there
is no deep freeze and the filter stays on continously we shouldn't
have a problem. My question is what defines a deep freeze? And is
this really safe on something I just spent a lot of money on?
Thanks - Bumstick
My question is what defines a deep freeze?
A Deep Freeze is just a long period of 32 degrees or below. This will
freeze water that is not moving. By leaving your filter own you are
preventing a freeze.
The good thing is you have a concrete pool so no damage of the pool is
to be a concern. The concern is the filter system.
Now what we do with our stores' inground pool is we just drain it below
the skimmer and blow out all the pipes. We dont use a cover because
that can be a pain. You can do that but you do have to brush it. So i
say keep it open until you are finished brushing and then hire a pool
company to drain and blow out the pipes and put a temp. cover on
(optional) but that would be the safest bet. Note: Always keep your
filter running through out the night when it gets cold so that nothing
freezes. But during the day if its nice and the sun its ok to turn your
filter off if you are worried about your electric bill.
I hope this helps you in any way. If you have other questions feel free
Boom Stick wrote:
When I bought our last house with pool, the previous owner kept the
24/7. I did too for the first 3-4 years until we had weather down in
the teens, which was still fine until the power went out. Now I had to
deal with broken pipes and a cracked heater mainfold. After that I
always close the pool for winter. It's time well spent to not have to
worry about it, not to mention the waste of electricty.
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