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Thread: Keeping sand filter outside during winter

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    Keeping sand filter outside during winter

    I know its a little early to be thinking about this but I was wondering if you could keep a sand filter and pump outside during the winter if I was to build a shelter around it. We kept it in the shed last winter so its kind of like the same thing right? We drained it and used the anitfreeze stuff the pool store sold us. Its just a pain to move with the sand in it. Any suggestions?
    18' Willow round AG 52", 19" Sand filter 1 hp pump, Intex SWG 8110, Bought and install May 08
    New 12'x16' deck built March 09
    Poss thinking about solar panels next!

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    Re: Keeping sand filter outside during winter

    Quote Originally Posted by mastiffs08
    I know its a little early to be thinking about this but I was wondering if you could keep a sand filter and pump outside during the winter if I was to build a shelter around it. We kept it in the shed last winter so its kind of like the same thing right? We drained it and used the anitfreeze stuff the pool store sold us. Its just a pain to move with the sand in it. Any suggestions?
    What I do is move the pump indoors and leave the filter where it is. Drain it (remember where you leave the cap!), use antifreeze, put the valve on Winterize and use plastic sheeting to cover the filter.

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    Re: Keeping sand filter outside during winter

    Ok thanks it will be so much easier to just move the pump instead of the whole thing.
    18' Willow round AG 52", 19" Sand filter 1 hp pump, Intex SWG 8110, Bought and install May 08
    New 12'x16' deck built March 09
    Poss thinking about solar panels next!

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    Re: Keeping sand filter outside during winter

    An easy way to keep track of the plugs and o-rings you remove from the system for winterizing is to put them in the pump basket 8)
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    Re: Keeping sand filter outside during winter

    Remove the drain caps and leave it outside. You can cover it with a tarp if you want.

    It's only sand.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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