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    Keeping above ground open all winter

    Do I need to continue to test and maintain FC levels all winter...once the water maintains a temp below 60 that is??

    Right now I'm prob averaging adding around 8-10oz of bleach per day with water temps bouncing between 55-62 degrees.
    I'm not covering and will keep my pump running on low 24/7 during the time when the outside temps are in the 30's. (which its not yet)
    24' Round Above Ground - 13,500 gal, Cartridge Filter, Installed on 5-7-14, First Time Pool Owner! TFP True Believer!

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    Keeping above ground open all winter

    Since your not going to totally close it, maintain your water chemistry just as normal. You'll lose less FC per day with the water temp being colder and the sun angle being lower. You'll still lose FC though. Algae will have a harder time starting with colder water temps, but since you plan on keeping it open maintain your FC range for your CYA level.
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    Re: Keeping above ground open all winter

    Similar discussions in another thread and it was also recommended to continue testing pH and TA as well although those parameters may need to rise a bit t compensate for the lower temps.
    Central TX / 12K GAL / IG / SWG / DE filter / Pentair SVRS & 3 swim jet pumps / Spa bench and jets / Single body of water / No heater.

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    Re: Keeping above ground open all winter

    Roger that. Thanks for confirming it for me. I appreciate all the support on this site!!
    Its been a great first pool year, can't wait for another trouble free summer!
    24' Round Above Ground - 13,500 gal, Cartridge Filter, Installed on 5-7-14, First Time Pool Owner! TFP True Believer!

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    Re: Keeping above ground open all winter

    Stay with the guidelines here and every year will be great. 😎
    Jeff
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    Re: Keeping above ground open all winter

    And now you have the added benefit of not having to re-open it!
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