OK here's my dilemma, I've been holding this question to end-of-season, even though I've been wanting to ask it all summer:
How feasible/expensive/reasonable is it to keep my pool open all winter instead of shutting it down, and how would I go about it?
My local PB (central VA) mentioned to me back in May, when I was purchasing a SWG, that he keeps his pool open all winter (he may cover it for a few weeks as the leaves are falling, but then he uncovers it and keeps it open for the winter).
This got me thinking
I live in VA, where we do get sub-freezing weather, but not the entire winter. How would this work? Do you just leave the pool open (same water level, etc.) and just run your pump 2 or maybe 4 hours/day, unless temps. dip below freezing? Then you run the pump 24/7 while temps are below freezing?
And do you keep the water balanced at all, or just ignore until springtime?
Any other issues besides the pump running?