This will be our first winter as pool owners, and I was wondering if the pump needs to continue to run as often with colder temps and no swimmers. It ran about 8 hrs/day in the summer. I realize leaves will be an issue, but other than that, would a few hours a day be okay? Also, with water temps probably in the 50's (educated guess) during the winter, do I need very much chrlorine?
Just thought of another question, sorry! With regard to ph, we just had the pool redone this summer so the ph is constantly going up. Is it harmful to let it stay a little high, even though I realize that makes chlorine not last as long?