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    Going to freeze tomorrow

    I keep my bleach and acid in a corner of my patio.
    It's supposed to get down to the mid 20s tomorrow night.
    Should I bring them in the house?
    If that temperature won't hurt them, I'd rather leave them where they are.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    It's not going to hurt them, no worries.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    ^ What he said.

    Rest easy...Temps would have to get down to around 14F or so before you would have to worry about 8.25% bleach freezing. As for the acid, the freezing point of full-strength 31.45% MA is around -50F, so virtually anyone in the contiguous 48 states would have no worries about the acid freezing. Even half-strength acid (~ 15%) would not freeze unless temps dipped just below 0F.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    Thanks, guys.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    What about pool equipment for a light freeze like this? Just let the freeze sensor do it's thing or run out and turn the pumps off?
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    You want the pump ON if the temperature is below freezing. Whether you trust a freeze sensor (if you even have one) or just manually turn your pump on is up to you.

    It is so rare here, that I just turn the pump on over night ... that was before I had automation, so I might see how the freeze protect works.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    Got it-- hit the switch before bed tonight. Thanks.
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    If you don't have a freeze timer, contact a pool service about installing one. What if you were gone tonight?
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    Re: Going to freeze tomorrow

    Well, as Mark says in the other thread it takes over 8 hours for a 2" pipe to freeze, so he does not even bother with freeze protection:
    question-about-keeping-pool-open-t71610.html#p595117
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