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    Water temp question.

    Hello all! It is getting ready to get cold here in sunny South Carolina. They are predicting a low of 9 degrees for Saturday morning. I am planning on insulating my pipes and skimmer. We have kept our AGP open all winter so far with the pump running 24/7 on low speed. Our current pool water temp is 44 degrees. Any other suggestions to keep pipes from freezing? I put this in the Chem 101 because it seemed pretty simple, but yet good to know. Thanks, Calvin.
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    Re: Water temp question.

    Hey,

    I just returned from New York where I saw some ponds being kept open (not freezing over) simply by running a pump that kept the water moving. I saw the same thing in New Hampshire a few weeks ago.

    Running your pump during this upcoming cold couple of night should be all you need.
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    Re: Water temp question.

    At very low temperatures you will eventually have a problem, even if the pump remains running. But if it is only that cold for one night and the electricity remains on, you should be fine.
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    Re: Water temp question.

    Thanks guys. It is only supposed to be that cold for one day. After that a couple of more nights in the low 20's and then back to normal. Later, Calvin.
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