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    Just completely drained but now no CYA

    I have been hanging a sock over the edge of the pool weighted down by a rock and don't have any staining or etching.
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    Any reason to not leave lights on when pool is (mesh) covered for winter?

    But wouldn't that be less likely in the winter with cold water, or ice, rather than 80F. That is assuming that the lights are covered in water, which they are. My pool has a mesh cover. When it is winterized the water is drained below the level of the jets. Over the next few months rain and...
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    Any reason to not leave lights on when pool is (mesh) covered for winter?

    This is what I have: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BW91ZLQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My lighting system is called Aqualamp, which I believe is based here in Canada.
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    Any reason to not leave lights on when pool is (mesh) covered for winter?

    My pool has been closed for the season. Last year I started leaving the lights on for the winter - they come on at sunset and stay on until 11:30. I like how this looks through the mesh cover and it is a nice accent to the rest of my landscape lighting in my back yard. Any reason not to leave...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    I forgot to read my meter before heating, but from 4pm on Saturday until today I used 83m^3 of gas. I turned the heater off at around 4 on Monday. So I missed the initial heat up, but to keep the water at 85F for two days I used, at most, 83m^3 of gas. Looking at my bill a little more...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    I did, and we swam Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I did snap a photo of my gas meter on Saturday when the pool was pretty much heated so I don't know the full cost, but I can figure out what it cost to maintain at that temp for a few days.
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    Pool Math........The App

    There is some discussion on how to do the calculation in this thread: How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?
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    Pool Math........The App

    Suggestion - add a heating cost calculator. The app already knows your volume of water. You would just need to add the Natural Gas/Propane price and the desired temperature raise. Of course, this is for gas heaters, maybe you could do something similar for other types of heaters.
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    But heating for a second day will be much cheaper as you just have to maintain losses. I will heat up for Sunday and Monday as temps will be 20 and 22.
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    I am luck that I don't have that many trees nearby that shed debris. I can generally empty my skimmer once per week and I am good. I guess I would be able to turn down my SWCG as I would lose much less chlorine. But I don't typically have to add any chemicals other than that - maybe acid...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    $18,000 buys a ton of natural gas. Then they don't make economic sense for me. My gas bill for June-Sep seems to average around $1000 total for the four month period when I am heating my pool. If I assume 80% of that is for the pool (I have gas water heaters, cooktop and BBQs that would be...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    I had a solar cover on my parents' pool growing up about 40 years ago. But I didn't like two things about the cover (1) it took up space on the deck and was unsightly, and (2) it was difficult to remove unless you had two people so the cover acted as a deterrent to using the pool. When I had my...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    (This is in reply to JoyfulNoise's response)Thanks. 4000 ft^3=113m^3. That will cost me about $13.50, without accounting for additional heat losses. I do not have a solar cover, or other cover other than the winter cover. But that is easily worth it for me. If it cost around $100 then it...
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    How much will it cost to heat my pool for this weekend?

    I live in Toronto. I turned my heater off last weekend. The water temperature is now around 68F. This coming weekend is a long weekend as it is Canadian Thanksgiving and the weather looks good at 20C and higher. I would like to be able to go swimming this weekend. How much will it cost me to...