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Thread: Shutting down waterfall pump during winter?

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    Sep 2012
    Dallas, TX

    Shutting down waterfall pump during winter?


    I have a jandy one speed speed pump that run the water fall features and a jandy variable speed pump that runs the filtration system. Currently, due to temperature in my area is lower than 32f. Both pumps have been running not stop (freeze protect). Just Want to get you guys thought on shutting down just the pump running the water feature to save on electricity. The plumbing line on the water feature pump seems to be separated from the main line. I don't want to totally close the pool since I have a spa which we use occasionally.

    Any thought on shutting down (fully drain) just the water feature pump? Can that be programmed in the jandy rs4 controller?

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    Re: Shutting down waterfall pump during winter?

    If you can fully drain it I would say that it's safe to shut it down and drain it. I'd just cut power to it. I wouldn't want to depend on the programming to keep it from running dry.
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    Re: Shutting down waterfall pump during winter?

    You might consider draining the pad equipment too so you don't need to run the circulation pump. If the weather is that cold, you probably don't need to run the pump at all anyway.
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