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    Poor planning - frost threat overnight

    Help TFP! I've lurked around for a couple weeks around Pool School and what not, getting my bearings.

    I have an above ground pool that came with the house that I just purchased. First pool,so lots of learning.

    Forcast calls for temps in the low 30s tonight. My pool isn't closed yet... should I leave the pump running overnight? or better to shut it off to prevent damage?

    I have a Chlorease SWG, for what it's worth. Oh TFP, please help this noob before expensive damage occurs.
    15K AG, w. Chlorease SWG; 150 sqft cartridge (ClearwaterII); Two Speed pump, seems to only work on one speed; less than 10 yrs old; partially decked.

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    Re: Poor planning - frost threat overnight

    Yup...let it run overnight. If in northeast, it's forecast to be above freezing by 9 am,...should be fine
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    Re: Poor planning - frost threat overnight

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Yup...let it run overnight. If in northeast, it's forecast to be above freezing by 9 am,...should be fine
    thanks for approving and replying. i finally found a pool store open and they also assured me it'll be okay. yes, NE; Central NJ, more specifically.

    i'll be here often - i have zippo knowledge in this area.
    15K AG, w. Chlorease SWG; 150 sqft cartridge (ClearwaterII); Two Speed pump, seems to only work on one speed; less than 10 yrs old; partially decked.

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    Re: Poor planning - frost threat overnight

    Low 30s are nothing. It takes a lot of therms to move the temps of a pool. If you have a timer, just set it to fire up around midnight and let it shut off around 6 AM. No biggie. But, really, you don't have to run it at all. I don't close my pool and even in the teens (with the pump running) it is not an issue.
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    Re: Poor planning - frost threat overnight

    thanks everyone... going to try the closing today... working on cleaning up all the debris... pool hasn't been used about 75% of the summer. will post another topic w. photos
    15K AG, w. Chlorease SWG; 150 sqft cartridge (ClearwaterII); Two Speed pump, seems to only work on one speed; less than 10 yrs old; partially decked.

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