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    Pool Closing in Chicago

    I've read the closing articles in pool school, but didn't see much on freezing water over the winter. Is there a winterizing chemical that prevents the water from freezing? Or does it actually freeze without doing damage? (Seems hard to believe!)
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    Re: Pool Closing in Chicago

    The water freezes in the pool. You need to keep the water out of confined spaces like the skimmer, the plumbing and the pump and filter.
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    Re: Pool Closing in Chicago

    Thanks John, that is interesting. I guess I can see the pool structure handling it, but I would have thought that the freezing would cause havoc with the liner. That is some impressive durability!
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    Above ground, 30 foot round pool, 21,000 gallons
    Hayward 150 sq foot cartridge filter, 1HP Waterway pump
    Raypak 400K BTU NG Heater!
    Installed in 2006? (just a guess, pool came with house I purchased in June 2012)

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