Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Running spa seperate from Pool

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Louisiana
    Posts
    16

    Running spa seperate from Pool

    I have a spillover spa that currently is always in spillover mode unless the spa is on. I'm wondering as cooler weather approaches sometime in October (for us in south La.) if I should shut the spillover off, cover the spa and keep it filtered and heated separately from the pool. Right now to heat the spa takes less than 10 minutes, but my water in both the spa and pool have yet to get below 80. I may try to keep the pool at about 85 with my heat pump and solar cover for the next month or so (or until I see the electric bill). Still would like to keep the spa going all winter but not sure if it's worthwhile to cover and keep hot or just heat up when needed.
    22x42 Mountain pond vinyl liner w/polymerwalls Custom concrete steps and bench with spa jets
    7' round spa with stepped spillover
    Hayward 1-1/2hp pump and 500lb sand filter
    Pentair booster pump for polaris 280
    Savi 12v LED lights - 3-pool 1-spa (very nice)
    RayPak 8300ti heat pump
    Goldline PS8 contol system (worth every $)w/Aquapod remote (also worth every $)
    Goldline chlorine generator
    Blower for spa jets (a bit overpowered)
    Polaris Deck Jets

  2. Back To Top    #2
    divnkd101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pearland, TX (Houston Suburb)
    Posts
    587
    How do you plan to keep your spa heated to one temp and your pool at another with only one pump??? Is plumbing your pool/ spa that way even possible? Curious to find out??
    MIKE

    21K Inground Custom w/ Spa (Gunite/Plaster), SWCG, Hayward Northstar, Polaris 280, Hayward Color Logics, Jandy PS-8

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Carrollton, TX
    Posts
    126
    If it is plumed properly, you can have the filter running the spa only, pool only or both. Same with the heater. I can heat spa only or pool or both.

    dwnsth, being as you live in south LA, you should consider just keeping pool and spa open all winter. Many folks in our neck of the woods do that. I plan on running the pump for the pool/spa as required and if there is freezing weather on the way. I will just heat the spa when I am going to use it.
    7000 gallon IG freeform w/ 6 ft. spa, 21 ft weeping wall, Hayward SP4020NS Northstar pump, Colorlogic LED’s, DE6020 filter and H400IDL2 400,000btu heater. Aqua logic 8 zone controller with Aqua Rite salt chlorine generator, Stonescapes pebble finish – Aqua Blue and flagstone coping, stamped/stained concrete deck

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SE Louisiana
    Posts
    16
    Yes the plumbing is such that I can seperate the spa from the pool with one pump and heater and run the pump, heater and salt system unique to each one. I do plan on keeping the pool open but may not heat after a certain point. I guess what I'm actually asking would be is it better or worthwhile in any way to keep the spa at or close to temperature all the time. My thinking is when the water temp in pool is no logner being maintained, keeping the spa warm should be more economical (I have a heat pump).

    Thanks again for info and help.
    22x42 Mountain pond vinyl liner w/polymerwalls Custom concrete steps and bench with spa jets
    7' round spa with stepped spillover
    Hayward 1-1/2hp pump and 500lb sand filter
    Pentair booster pump for polaris 280
    Savi 12v LED lights - 3-pool 1-spa (very nice)
    RayPak 8300ti heat pump
    Goldline PS8 contol system (worth every $)w/Aquapod remote (also worth every $)
    Goldline chlorine generator
    Blower for spa jets (a bit overpowered)
    Polaris Deck Jets

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Carrollton, TX
    Posts
    126
    Not sure if keeping heat on would be economical. Maybe set it at a lower temp in the dead of winter (like 50 degrees) and watch your electric bill! I have a NG heater and it brings temps up pretty quickly so I don't bother leaving it running; I'll just heat it up when needed. That would probobly wind up costing much less in the long run for you too.

    Remember that a SWCG cell will shut down when water temps drop below 50 - 55 degrees so have some liquid bleach handy during those times to keep FC levels up.

    Good luck and enjoy that spa this winter!
    7000 gallon IG freeform w/ 6 ft. spa, 21 ft weeping wall, Hayward SP4020NS Northstar pump, Colorlogic LED’s, DE6020 filter and H400IDL2 400,000btu heater. Aqua logic 8 zone controller with Aqua Rite salt chlorine generator, Stonescapes pebble finish – Aqua Blue and flagstone coping, stamped/stained concrete deck

Posting Permissions

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