New to this forum, but have been gleaning info for quite awhile now. We have a new pool, not the first, but new. And different. It is a concrete stock tank built and plumbed to be a swimming pool. We have falls,(infinity style) into a catching pool for our skimmer system. It is 30 ft round and 5 ft deep. Main drain in big pool, and 'other' drain in catching pool. No finish on pool interior other than concrete waterproof seal. We do have freeze protector on pumps. We have chlorinator (That seems useless )
We are in 'country' so no restrictions on draining pool. Though with water well rate slow, it takes a couple of days to fill.
I don't want to winterize, husband does. I want to keep H2O in pool, and use falls when possible. I also want it to just be 'ready' on our first warm day in April/May.
We will not drop to cold nights (below 60) till about October.
Questions I have on keeping open. --
How much circulation is needed per day, per week?
What should the chlorine levels be during 'unuse'
We don't usually have freezing temps, but when we do they are for about a week. Day and night. Would the pumps need to run 24/7 then? OR could we drain lines just before that hits and be safe? Also in last years freeze the electric went out for about 48 hours, would that have been detrimental had we a non winterized pool then?
Hazards of elements in West Texas are: 1 or 2 ice and or snow storms lasting approximately 48 hours. Temps are usually 60 in day and 40 at night. December through Feb usually lows are mid 30's. Sand storms through March and April and maybe a couple to blow in the cold fronts in October. Sand storms can dump some dirt, so cover helps, BUT the pool being above ground it may be next to impossible to keep the cover on in the 40mph+ winds that hit.
Ideas and thought?! Thanks