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    Filter turned on after pool closing

    I closed my pool last week.
    Today my 2 year old 'accidentally' turned the filter on for about 10 secs. I should've turned off the breaker, but forgot to do that last week. Is this going to cause me any problem?
    Thank you.
    Jovian, Pool owner since 2011
    Specs: 30k Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, Filter: Hayward S244T, Pump: Hayward 1.5 HP SP2610X15

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    Re: Filter turned on after pool closing

    First, you can not turn on a filter. The filter is the thing that holds the sand.
    They turned on your pump ... and 10 seconds will not likely have caused a problem ... a few minutes and there is a possibility of overheating the pump and warping something.

    EDIT: Unless I am misunderstanding what you actual concern is? I was thinking it was running the pump dry, but maybe that is not what you are worried about.
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    Re: Filter turned on after pool closing

    Where do you live that you're closing your pool already? Above the Arctic Circle?
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    Re: Filter turned on after pool closing

    Thanks for the replies, i shouldve been more specific. my concern is the fact that the 2 return jets and the skimmers have been closed.
    I had to close it last week because of new baby that we need to kinda focus on more...
    Thanks,
    Jovian, Pool owner since 2011
    Specs: 30k Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, Filter: Hayward S244T, Pump: Hayward 1.5 HP SP2610X15

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    Re: Filter turned on after pool closing

    10 seconds is completely harmless.
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