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    Jul 2012
    Whidbey Island, WA

    winter care

    So now it is covered, sky is cloudy, temp is 60, chemistries cool and pump running 3 times q day for 2 hours and "winter is here". As is the normal for Seattle (as per my pool guy, who is pretty good).

    Two winter queries.

    Some debris is round the deep drain. I suppose worms and shrews, etc. Just leave it all winter or vac from time to time?
    Since in the other thread 6hrs qday is $30 q month, can I drop to 3hrs qday?

    Thank you.
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: winter care

    Likely 3 hours is more than enough when the water is cold. Do you also maintain the chemistry over the winter? Adding chlorine etc?

    If it is easy enough to vacuum to waste, I would consider it to eliminate all worms that will consume the FC.
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