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    Winterize pool in South

    Ok guys, I'm little confused on what's best to do. We live in NC and my fiance doesn't want to completely winterize like in the pool thread. He wants to keep the pump running year round. Is this something anyone else does? If so, do you still add any winterize chemicals even though we have SWG.?
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    The is something that most people do, including the owner of the forum who lives in Raleigh.
    Really, there is no such thing as "winterizing chemicals".

    Just maintain the chemistry as normal (might require adding bleach to supplement the SWG depending on how cold the water gets) and make sure the pump is running if the weather gets below freezing.
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    We have a thermostat on our timer box that will automatically turn the pumps on if the temperature fall below a pre-determined temperature. In our case we have it set for 38 degrees.
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    I thought about leaving my above ground open since we don't get hard freezes (Georgia). The only reason I decided to close is because when we do get cold weather, we also tend to lose power (more ice storms than snow around here). I did not want my pipes to freeze if we lost poser.
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirker View Post
    I thought about leaving my above ground open since we don't get hard freezes (Georgia). The only reason I decided to close is because when we do get cold weather, we also tend to lose power (more ice storms than snow around here). I did not want my pipes to freeze if we lost poser.
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    I close mine (NC) because its expensive to pay for a pool that is of no use during 4 or 5 months. I'd rather spend my money on something I can use...like wine and beer.
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    Running a pump for 2 hours a day, especially on low, is hardly expensive. And some would prefer to look at a nice clear pool than some cover
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    Re: Winterize pool in South

    Ok, so basically if we do decide to leave it running, it would be best to have a generator on hand to make sure if we lose power we can immediately have a means to start the pump back up? Just want to have all my bases covered lol.
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