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    Closing part of Pool during freeze - Water Feature and additional Spa Motor

    I live in Texas where we don't close pool during winter and anti freeze runs pumps and motors during freeze period.
    I have 3 motors in addition to main pump motors - Water feature, Pool jet and Pool floor cleaner booster pump.

    Can I close these 3 items and let pool pump running during winter time to save electricity as these motors keep running almost 24 X 7.
    BCJ
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    Re: Closing part of Pool during freeze - Water Feature and additional Spa Motor

    During the freeze periods (what few days we get in Georgia) all I do is keep the pump running overnight.

    There is no need for any of them to run 24/7 during winter, but just those few days overnight.

    I can imagine your electric bill is quite.... robust. But you can turn them all down. You still want to run some chlorinated water thru your water feature daily just so it doesn't sit stagnant. Just a couple of minutes a day will do for that. Do you have everything on different timers?

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    Re: Closing part of Pool during freeze - Water Feature and additional Spa Motor

    YippeeSkippy - thanks for sharing ! Yes, everything is in different motor and timer.
    We also get freeze for couple of days in Texas.
    I meant by running 24X7 is - Aqualogic switches on and off at regular interval during freeze time and most of the times all 4 motors are running making very noisy and obviously expensive.
    Pump - 2HP, Addl. SPA Jet - 2HP, Floor Cleaner Booster Pump, Water feature - 1 HP.

    I think I will leave them as is.
    BCJ
    In ground 35'X13' 14,500 Gallon Salt Pool with raised spa, WhisperFlo Pumps, MiniMax NT Pool & Spa Heater; Pentair 60 Sq. ft DE Filter; Aqualogic Goldline Controller and Chlorination AQS-PS8;Letro Legend Platinum Pressure side pool cleaner; 3X18" Sheer decent water feature;

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