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Thread: opening when possible frost/snow can occur.

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    Jul 2008
    Denver, Colorado

    opening when possible frost/snow can occur.

    Quick question. I live in Colorado and will soon have a pool. I want to start a baquacil conversion the minute I move in but I wanted advice as to whether to wait. It can snow anytime up until late may here. As the pool has a heater, should I just open up the pool when it looks like there are a few nice days ahead with the heater full blast incase snow does occur?
    I'm going to have a load of questions when I finally get in the house but I really wanted a plan of action as I will be stopping at Walmart for the bleach straight after I get the keys.....

    The pool has an automatic cover - will the pump circulating the water be enough to stop any freezing in the pipes?

    Thanks All..
    25k Inground Vinyl - 3ft to 10ft, Tagelus TA-60 Sand, Minimax 400 Heater, Save T3 autocover.

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: opening when possible frost/snow can occur.

    As long as the pump is running, you can handle temps below freezing. There is a risk of freezing if the pump were to fail on you, but otherwise you'd be fine.
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: opening when possible frost/snow can occur.

    I'd keep the heater off or at a very low temp setting, too should the weather don't want to try to maintain swimable temps - you'll end up with a huge utility bill.
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