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Thread: keeping pool open for winter, preventing leaves in fall

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    keeping pool open for winter, preventing leaves in fall

    I haven't been on the forum for a bit because the TFP method WORKS GREAT! Clean, sparkling pool all summer. Thank you, fellow TFP bloggers

    We decided to keep our pool open for the winter, and in reading other posts, the take away I have seen is: a) FC doesn't change much due to less sun, so the SWG needs to be set back when running; b) need to keep an eye on the temps and set the filter to run continuously when there is the potential for freezing weather; c) the same maintenance continues (balance, brush, vacuum).

    My questions are:
    1. Keeping leaves out as we head into fall-- what is the best cover to put on that will avoid increasing the chance for algae, that we can we on during day and night?

    2. And, do we need to invest in a generator to run the pump should the power go out-- we just moved from PA, but hear there are ice storms that can cause power outages here. We have an IGP, and talking with others indicate that even if at night the temps fall below freezing, they never stay that way during the day. (Hence, we have bugs that never die....)
    21,000 IG vinyl, Goldline AQ-LOGIC-P4, 2003 Pentair Tagelus TA-6-/60D filter, Flotec AT251001-01, Hayward T-15 Turbo cell
    Augusta, GA

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    Re: keeping pool open for winter, preventing leaves in fall

    My questions are:

    1. Keeping leaves out as we head into fall-- what is the best cover to put on that will avoid increasing the chance for algae, that we can we on during day and night?

    This all depends on if you will be using the pool or not. There are covers specifically designed only for leaves and then there are solid covers that prevent everything, including sun light from entering the pool. Use a search engine for "pool covers that prevent leaves from entering" and you should find something.

    2. And, do we need to invest in a generator to run the pump should the power go out-- we just moved from PA, but hear there are ice storms that can cause power outages here. We have an IGP, and talking with others indicate that even if at night the temps fall below freezing, they never stay that way during the day. (Hence, we have bugs that never die....)

    Depending on the cover, a generator may not be need, especially if shielded from the sun. Then again, the power goes out, I am more concerned about inside than outside. Even if the pool became cloudy or slightly green, you can quickly clear up the pool with a proper test kit and the TFP methodology.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: keeping pool open for winter, preventing leaves in fall

    Thanks so much!
    21,000 IG vinyl, Goldline AQ-LOGIC-P4, 2003 Pentair Tagelus TA-6-/60D filter, Flotec AT251001-01, Hayward T-15 Turbo cell
    Augusta, GA

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