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....)