Hello again, I've been busy with my contractor getting my new gunite IG pool completed before cold weather sets in. The limestone patio is complete and we're trying to tie up a few more loose ends.
I've had a couple of AG pools in the past and always closed them for winter, but my contractor says I can leave this one running 24/7 and it will be fine. I'm in Louisville, KY so we do get snow and freezing weather. I have a backup generator so that's not a problem.
We built the pool about 18" above the patio height for a couple of reasons. It is more of a water feature and it allowed us to alleviate the need for a fence around the pool. There is fence at the end and self closing gates at the patio steps. I have cleared the design with both the local authorities and my insurance company. (see pics) The south facing wall is 4 feet tall so it covers the 4" fence/wall requirement.
The pool is 4 feet in the shallow end and 5 feet in the deep end.
The support equipment is enclosed in a room of the garage and will not be exposed to freezing. The pool is not heated. It will be salt water, but not until next spring.
I have spent the last month brushing the plaster and following the chemical regimen to cure it properly.
Anybody see any problem with keeping it running through winter?