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    What should I do for Winter? No cover for my pool/spa....

    Just recently bought this house about 4months ago and fixed/revamped alot of the pool equipment, all of that is listed in my signature.

    Now since there is no safety cover that was given with the house, nor is there even any anchors in the deck/stone around the pool, theres no easy way to put one. The whole other side of the pool is just those tennessee crab orchard stones around the top, so hard to drill and put a safety cover on that which normally needs abouit 18" behind the pool water side.

    Now I dont mind leaving it open, I dont have alot of leaves that fall into it. I probably will use the spa as well in the colder months with the heater.

    Right now I just trimmed the pumps to run only about 2hrs for the main pool with the Aquapure sitting at 20% and the Spa runs for only 15mins with the Aquapure at 30%. It still manages to keep the water at 5ppm FC. Water temp is now 67F. Should I just leave the program that way and let it humm through the whole winter or should I just turn it all off? Im not looking to have it turn all green from Algae if I turn the pumps off completely.

    What you all think? Picture of the pool is also in the signature link.

    Dixit
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    Re: What should I do for Winter? No cover for my pool/spa..

    Unless you expect prolonged freezing weather, I'd stick with the course you are on.
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    Re: What should I do for Winter? No cover for my pool/spa..

    Im in ATL here, so we dont see prolonged freezing, it will drop below 32 a few days at night but during the day it would get above that easily.
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    14,000 Gallon Freeform Plaster based pool. 1,000 Gallon Spa with Spillage Basin. Jandy Aquapure Ei Salt Water Chlorine Generator. Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter. Sta-Rite P6E6G-208L Filter Pump. Jandy JHP2.0 Spillage Pump. Jandy LX400 Heater. Caretaker 99 Floor cleaner. Polaris Leaf-B-Gone. iAqualink.

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    Re: What should I do for Winter? No cover for my pool/spa..

    A safety cover for that pool (although a PITA) would probably run $4000.00 or more. Why bother? Just do what you're doing.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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    Re: What should I do for Winter? No cover for my pool/spa..

    Thats what I was thinking too, its juts not worth spending that kind of money for a custom cover. My backyard is entirely fenced and my kids know not to be messing around there without me out there. So safety cover isnt really a huge concern to me.

    Dixit
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    14,000 Gallon Freeform Plaster based pool. 1,000 Gallon Spa with Spillage Basin. Jandy Aquapure Ei Salt Water Chlorine Generator. Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter. Sta-Rite P6E6G-208L Filter Pump. Jandy JHP2.0 Spillage Pump. Jandy LX400 Heater. Caretaker 99 Floor cleaner. Polaris Leaf-B-Gone. iAqualink.

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