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Thread: Taking heater and pumps offline for the winter? Advice??

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    Taking heater and pumps offline for the winter? Advice??

    Hello-- I just wanted to bounce this around. I have a 6 yo IG 22k gunnite pool w connnected spa in NJ, equipped with a 60 sqft Hayward DE Filter, Laars/Jandy NG heater, and all the necessary pumps. Pool is about 6 years old, and, some of the pumping connections are having slow leaks, as does is the Heater at the gaskets -- .. I have already replaced a rusted blower fan, and-- I need to replace the baffles and header gaskets anyway.. as well as a lot of rust--

    Strongly considering shifting to a Salt water generator in the spring.

    For the winter, I was thinking of pulling in the heater to teh garage to rebuild: remove rust, weld new metal on the cumbustion chamber etc. -- trying to avoid $$$$$$. I took the heater apart to replace the blower, and, it doesnt look too difficult. It's probly a good time to pressure wash the algae ridden concrete pad as well. So, thinking of pulling the pumps too, replacing and/or tightening the connections in the spring..

    I know its not a small job-- I but, does not seem out of my abilities, either, will grab a "pool expert" for the plumbing probalby anyway when i reopen.

    Any thoughts -- recommendations either way?
    32000 gallon, inground, fiberglass, Aqua-Rite SWG, Pentair 420 sqft cartridge filter (Installed-ya baby), Hayward Super II pump 1.5 hp, 144k BTU heat pump, Dolphin Dx5 Plus, and a good test kit from Duraleigh!

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    Re: Taking heater and pumps offline for the winter? Advice??

    sounds good to me. when taking stuff apart just take pictures for reference when putting it all back together. Also whenever I come across a connection that is metal to metal in the heater I either use a little Teflon tape or some jacks lube to act as a layer between the joints
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    Re: Taking heater and pumps offline for the winter? Advice??

    thanks for the validation and the hints -- especially being an expert.
    32000 gallon, inground, fiberglass, Aqua-Rite SWG, Pentair 420 sqft cartridge filter (Installed-ya baby), Hayward Super II pump 1.5 hp, 144k BTU heat pump, Dolphin Dx5 Plus, and a good test kit from Duraleigh!

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