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Thread: Freezing Temperatures

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    Freezing Temperatures

    I inherited a new in-ground pool that is probably about 20,000 gallons or so. I live in the Buffalo area, and although the calendar says May, our weather thinks otherwise. It is supposed to get down to around 10F (~-12) in a few nights, is there any precaution I should take to make sure my pipes or anything important to the pool don't freeze? Should I run the pump throughout the night and crank the pool heater? Is there anything more I should do with chemicals? It is a bromine pool and right now the levels are pretty good. I also have a solar cover a I'm thinking I would leave that off during the cold snap.

    Thanks for any advice!
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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Freezing Temperatures

    Just run the pump overnight. I'm not sure about using the heater (if it would work) but down in GA where we get only a few nights of freezing temps we just run the pump.

    Good idea to leave the cover on too.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Freezing Temperatures

    Solar cover on (if it is already on), heater off, pump running. That will be fine. We did 11 degrees last winter with no ice at all.
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