Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    49

    Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    Hi guys,

    so it's the first years I have my pool, just wondering when is a good time to close my pool.

    I was thinking mid-late september, is that safe?

    Thanks
    18 feet AGP
    SWG
    Catridge

  2. Back To Top    #2
    kenmar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Schnecksville, PA
    Posts
    288

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    Whenever your water temp is consistantly <=60deg. If the water gets too warm, you risk an algae bloom.
    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
    Creator of SimplePool (BBB Friendly Android App) http://www.simplepool.net

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    54

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    I live in PEI, and usually close Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct. 11 this year) weekend . The water is cool enough by then not to incur algae. I usually turn the heater off by the 1st of October to let the water cool down. If we happen to have a sub-zero night before closing, I keep the pump running. If you have water bags to fill, you might want to start filling them earlier and leave them pool-side, as the weather can get very cool in mid-October!
    18X36' 25000 gal Jacuzzi vinyl Inground Pool (1985) with resin sidewalls, newer Jacuzzi 1 hp two-speed pump and sand filter. Raypak propane heater, Rainbow 320 chlorinator (mostly use bleach).
    Softtub 220 portable hot tub.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,690

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by derekm
    If we happen to have a sub-zero night before closing
    I saw this and went:

    Then realized you meant 0c
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    49

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    what do you mean, if I have water bags to fill?
    18 feet AGP
    SWG
    Catridge

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    54

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406
    Quote Originally Posted by derekm
    If we happen to have a sub-zero night before closing
    I saw this and went:

    Then realized you meant 0c
    Just thought I'd throw that in to confuse you Fahrenheiters! (the original poster is Canadian, and would know what I meant). It's cold here, but not THAT cold!
    18X36' 25000 gal Jacuzzi vinyl Inground Pool (1985) with resin sidewalls, newer Jacuzzi 1 hp two-speed pump and sand filter. Raypak propane heater, Rainbow 320 chlorinator (mostly use bleach).
    Softtub 220 portable hot tub.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    54

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by poolnoob
    what do you mean, if I have water bags to fill?
    The cheap winter covers (like I have) are weighted down on the edges with 8-10 foot (will revert to English measurements!) long tube-like water bags that must be filled by hose each fall. The deluxe covers, e.g. Loop Loc (the ones with the ads that show an elephant walking on the cover) fasten directly to the pool decking, and require no such bags.

    I see now that you have an AGP. Some AGP covers are held on by water bags (lengthwise if no deck to attach to), and some are held on by a cable/grommet/winch device that may or may not be augmented by water bags.
    18X36' 25000 gal Jacuzzi vinyl Inground Pool (1985) with resin sidewalls, newer Jacuzzi 1 hp two-speed pump and sand filter. Raypak propane heater, Rainbow 320 chlorinator (mostly use bleach).
    Softtub 220 portable hot tub.

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    49

    Re: Live in Montreal, When should I close pool?

    if you have a heater, whens the latest we can close a pool

    also do you need a special type of heater is using a salt water pool, I plan to get a heater next year
    18 feet AGP
    SWG
    Catridge

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •