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    Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    Should I take it off for the winter and store at room temp, or is it OK to leave it there? I assume there's no water or humidity in the brass connector and T, but who knows for sure?
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    Re: Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    I have always unscrewed gauge, and the site glass as well. Don't know if needs to be or not.
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    Re: Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    I've never had one survive the winter outdoors. I bring it inside.
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    Re: Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    I remove them from Haywards and Pentairs and put them in the pump basket. Jandy's and Waterways get left alone.
    Always remove threaded sight glasses. Those with screws through the center are left alone but I make certain there is no water in them.


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    Re: Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    Seems that Murphy's Law should be applied:

    MURPHY'S LAW: If anything can go wrong, it will.

    Murphy's First Corollary: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

    Thanks for all the responses.
    This is my ticket for Heaven (when all's working..) :
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    380k BTU Raypak Natural Gas Heater (Model RP405A) and solar cover
    8 gal Liquidator w/ 12% bleach, Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage robotic cleaner. 3800 ppm salt, 50 ppm borates.

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    Re: Filter pressure gauge in the snow belt

    We definitely get ice / snow / freezes here in MD, but we've never had anyone closing our pool in the past remove the gauge, and I wasn't planning to this time... If it matters, ours is mounted vertically on top of the filter canister and doesn't seem likely that more than a few drops of water would stay on it, much less cause a problem.
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