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    Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    Hi all,

    I was hoping for some help again. This is our first year with our newly built pool....we have not had it over a winter yet.

    We live in the Phoenix area, and did great keeping our pool crystal clear all summer with your help! Now that it is too cold to swim, we wanted to get to a point that we aren't having to pay as close attention to FC and PH levels. I don't know if that is going to work or not.

    Currently the pool temp is about 72 degrees. We have a variable speed pump that runs at different speeds all day long, running at a higher speed in the early morning hours, Shasta set it up this way. We would like to cut down on the time that the pump runs this winter also.

    Since we aren't really going to "close", meaning we aren't planning to cover it or blow out lines or anything. What steps do I need to take? I have read pool school and the sticky in this forum, but seems to be geared more towards owners that are actually "closing" their pools.

    Thank you for all of your help! Very much appreciated!

    ~Lissyloo
    brand new Shasta built IG-plaster with quartz interior, 16,800 gallons. Two skimmers, in floor cleaning system, cartridge filter.

    Melissa
    AZ

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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    You need to just continue to maintain the chemistry like you have been. Chlorine consumption will go down as the water cools and the sun is less intense. You can not ignore it or it will go green.

    For the few times the weather gets near/below freezing, just run your pump overnight to prevent freeze damage.
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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    JB what is a good amount of time to run the pump during these "closed" times? I too am in Phoenix, with a SWG in a 21k gal in ground. My FC has climbed VERY high (18ppm) so either my CYA is outta whack or my pump times need to be cut waay back right?
    21000 Gal 36x18 IG saltwater pool with swim-up bar, grotto, and hot tub time machine. 3 Pentair Intelliflo VS pumps, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520, Intellichlor SWG, Pentair 400k BTU Mastertemp Heater, Pentair Easytouch 8 with remote, 4 Pentair Laminars, Pentair Intellibrite and 4 globrites. Party on Wayne!!!! Pool is OPEN!!! GO SUN DEVILS!!!

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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    Turn down the SWG if needed, but you may only need a couple hours of run time. Trail and error to keep the pool clean enough for you.
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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    Ok thanks
    21000 Gal 36x18 IG saltwater pool with swim-up bar, grotto, and hot tub time machine. 3 Pentair Intelliflo VS pumps, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520, Intellichlor SWG, Pentair 400k BTU Mastertemp Heater, Pentair Easytouch 8 with remote, 4 Pentair Laminars, Pentair Intellibrite and 4 globrites. Party on Wayne!!!! Pool is OPEN!!! GO SUN DEVILS!!!

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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    I'm in Phoenix. Right now I am Running 3 hours at 2800 rpm and 3 hours at 1200 rpm with an intelliflo. Similar specs as yours.

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    Re: Closing a pool in Phoenix AZ area

    That's about what i lowered mine to as well. Thanks nuke!
    21000 Gal 36x18 IG saltwater pool with swim-up bar, grotto, and hot tub time machine. 3 Pentair Intelliflo VS pumps, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520, Intellichlor SWG, Pentair 400k BTU Mastertemp Heater, Pentair Easytouch 8 with remote, 4 Pentair Laminars, Pentair Intellibrite and 4 globrites. Party on Wayne!!!! Pool is OPEN!!! GO SUN DEVILS!!!

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