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    Winterising Our Pool ?

    Hello from a new 'recruit' to this forum.

    May I ask a simple question please ?

    I am about to put Winter Chemicals into our pool.The PH and Chlorine levels are as required.
    I want to retain the pool level and not reduce it below the skimmers .
    I intend to run the pump over winter , a couple of hours a day and the same at night.

    Is it OK to run the pump with the winter chemicals in the water ?
    Is there anything 'corrosive' in the winter chemicals that may damage the system ?

    Sorry to ask a question which is probably common sense to you all !
    I don't want to make a mistake.

    We live in S.W.France where the winters are usually 'moderate'. If it gets very cold and possibly freezing I shall run the pump more frequently.

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    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
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    Re: Winterising Our Pool ?

    Robin, welcome to TFP!
    What do you mean by "winter chemicals"? Are you planning on covering the pool? If you're not planning on doing a full closing, then I don't think you need to add any special chemicals. My pool stays open all year, and I don't do anything different in the winter.
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    Re: Winterising Our Pool ?

    What winter chemicals are you adding?

    If your running the pump during the winter, then I would assume your maintaining your water balance for chlorine, PH, Alk, etc. If so, then you don't need any special water chemicals.
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    Re: Winterising Our Pool ?

    Welcome to TFP.

    If you're going to run the pump anyway you don't need to add anything except your normal method of chlorination unless it's a SWCG. Below about 10ºC it won't work and you'll have to manually add chlorine to maintain the FC.

    ETA: Typing at the same time as the others.
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    Re: Winterising Our Pool ?

    Thanks all !

    I'm very much obliged for your advice.

    Makes sense what you all say.


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