I'm sorry for all the bonehead questions...bought a house with a pool this summer so this will be my first winter having to deal with one.
I have a salt-water pool that i'm choosing to leave open. I live in a southern state and the advice from friends and co-workers is to leave open....especially since the house didn't come with a pool cover.
Our pool has an Intermatic timer that has a built-in freeze protection device. The timer has two switches...one for my pool pump and one for my polaris booster.
Here's my question...do i need to leave both the pump and the booster with power (even though they're off) so they can come on with the freeze protection kicks in? If so...does that mean I need to leave the polaris in the pool all winter? Not sure if it's good to have the booster running without the polaris attached. Or....if the pump is running does that mean some water is moving through the booster as well so I can just cut it off for the winter?