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    Should I dial back heat pump for a few days?

    Hi all,
    It looks like the weather for the next 3 or 4 days will not be conducive to an after-work dip. Just wondering should I dial back the heat pump for the next few days, or leave it as is to maintain heat. Would it be cheaper to turn it back, then heat up again when the weather clears? Or would it cost just as much to reheat the pool after the 3 or 4 days have passed. Air temperatures for the next few days are forecast to run between about 60 and 70 degrees, with fairly strong winds. Thanks all.

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    Re: Should I dial back heat pump for a few days?

    I never know what to do in this situation either. Looking for some good answers to your question.

    At this point I have it set on 87 and when it is going to be cold for a few days with no one wanting to go in the pool I dial it down to about 83 and leave it there. I don't know if that is right or not.
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    Re: Should I dial back heat pump for a few days?

    It will take a lot more energy to bring it back up after several cool days than it will to keep it at a more reasonable set point. I would dial it down 2-4 degrees and cover. The wind will do more cooling than the outside temperature.
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    Re: Should I dial back heat pump for a few days?

    Yeah, wind has been constant here this summer so far. I notice a big difference in heat loss on calm vs. windy days.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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