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Thread: Maintenance during Winter

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    Maintenance during Winter

    I don't close my pool during the Winter.

    The average Winter high temperature where I live is about 60 degrees. The average low is about 40.
    I assume the water temp would not be above 50.

    Would it make sense to only test and adjust FC and pH about once a week?

    PH is more likely to need adjusting than chlorine as I have a lot of aeration. I have a small waterfall my wife likes to run and a Polaris sweeper that breaks water frequently.

    I don't look forward to dipping my arm, past the elbow, in cold water on a cold windy day.
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    Re: Maintenance during Winter

    You'll have to see if once a week will work well for you but it could. Don't forget the pH as you mention, but it will be much easier in winter no doubt.
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    Re: Maintenance during Winter

    Experience tells me that will cover you. But you know we can always have 95 degrees on XMAS day! Biggest reason I don't close mine. And get yourself a piece of 2 ft. long half inch pvc to avoid that arm dipping stuff.
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    Re: Maintenance during Winter

    That a good idea about the PVC.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Thank you both for replying.
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