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    Cold Weather in SE Texas

    I live in SE Texas and it is supposed to get cold here (anything below freezing is COLD here) tonight. I checked and my freeze protect is set a 34, and it is programmed to run the filter pump. Is that all I need to run? What else, if anything, should I check to freeze protect. The menu allows me to check the spa, low speed (Jandy two-speed pump), cleaner, and lights. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

    Approx 18,000 gallons, Jandy CL 580 Cartridge, Gunite, 2 1/2 hp 2 speed Jandy, Aquapure 1400, Polaris 280 w/booster, LXi Jandy Heater, Jandy PDA 6, PebbleTec: Tahoe Blue, Depth: 3 1/2' to 6', Perimeter: Approximately 95', Spa: 10' x 7'

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    Re: Cold Weather in SE Texas

    I have no idea about what type of setup you have but as long as you keep a little water circulating in your whole system, you will be fine. Still water freezes much more easily than moving water....simply keep all your water moving.

    FWIW, You are probably just fine down into the 20's for a single overnight period but I turn my pump on if the forecast low is 32 or below.
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    Re: Cold Weather in SE Texas

    I thought it was odd when I read the docs on my AquaLogic PS-8 controller that it defaulted to a Freeze Protection mode that basically opened every circuit -- including both lights in spa and pool. Why in the world does anyone need to turn on their lights when it gets cold? Anyway, the first year I slowly trimmed the number of appliances that would turn on until I was left with the main pump ("Filter") and booster ("Cleaner"). This year I removed the booster, reasoning that water still flows thru these hoses/pipes and only the main should really need to operate.

    In south east Texas I'll bet that even that is a bit of overkill, but it may give you that most valuable of all commodities... Peace Of Mind.

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