Ok so newbie here and this is my first real post to the forum. I have tried reading about winterizing or keeping pool open in winter but there is so much information on the site so I thought I would just ask.
I have never owned a pool before and bought a house this past July so this is my first time dealing with winter
So I have a 40,000 gallon salt water system. It is a Jandy system that uses an aqua pure and I use AquaLink Touch to adjust settings in home. I can not get a cover for the pool as it is oddly shaped, or maybe I can but I suspect it would be very expensive and prefer not to if I can. I do not have a heater and will not be using the pool in winter, just plan to leave it open.
My questions are as follows:
1) Do I need to drain the water any below the skimmers? I have read different things in different places.
2) Do i need to add chlorine and set aquapure to 0? The pool lady told me that the salt generator does not work below 50 and that I would have to add chlorine tabs but I am skeptical this is accurate information
3) If i can just use my salt generator, do I turn the aqua pure down? In warm weather it is 70-80% to keep correct chlorine but I understand that there is less degradation of chlorine in winter?
4) Do i run pump 24hrs if I am not draining to keep pipes from freezing then temps get down? (what temp do I need to be worried about this?)
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I am thankful to have found a forum that may help me as I am skeptical with about 70% of into I get from the local pool shop.