Quick question. Would adding something like a solar cover during the winter bring up temps enough to reduce (or eliminate) the need for freeze protect assuming the equipment was sufficiently covered? How much should I expect a solar cover to raise temps in the winter? The surface gets full sun most of the day. Also is there an adjustment for the duration that freeze protect comes on? It has been very cold up here lately (low 30's at night) and freeze protect has been coming on and staying on alot. Seems like a big waste of energy ($$$). Don't want to break any pipes, but don't want to waste money either.
Sorry, that turned out to be not so quick.
16000 gallon IG gunite with cartridge filters