Many may see this issue crop up soon. Letting the level get too low and starving the pump could be a real issue. Also the freezing of the weir door. Evaporation will be very high with your water above freezing and air temperature in single digits.I also am worried that I’ll need to add water in the next few days since it seems to be evaporating more than normal.
We’ve got serious evaporation issues, too. Trying to figure out if it’s the ice formation? We don’t have a ton of ice yet but are trying to figure out a safe way to fill the pool a few inches. We have covers on outdoor spigot. I’m afraid to pull water from those.Going good here. I covered the equipment yesterday. This morning I noticed a bit of ice on the surface so I bumped up the rpms.
I also am worried that I’ll need to add water in the next few days since it seems to be evaporating more than normal. I may unwrap the hose bib and add some water this afternoon.
The spa volume is small and the water temperature will get to above 68F relatively quickly and thus the condensation that corrodes the heat exchanger will not be as damaging.I use the same heater to heat the spa when it is cold. How do the metal surfaces "know" that I am warming up the pool a bit?
The big ticket items will be the heater, the pump, and the filter. Also if any underground lines that are covered by your deck get damaged. Those are less likely. Not draining the pool equipment puts them at great risk. Not much you can do now.Does anyone have any idea how much this might cost us??? Range of possible repairs?? So I can start to mentally prepare.
I'm not far from you (West Frisco-The Trails) & I'm seriously concerned. We have lived here since 2009 so we've experienced freezing temps before. I wasn't too concerned because freeze protect has never failed us, until now. Went out yesterday late afternoon to empty skimmers and bump up RPMs and it was already too late. My display said freeze protect was on but the pump was not running & there was ice in the pump basket. I called our friend who is a pool builder and he said I was the 9th person to call him yesterday with the exact same issue. He said to turn it off to prevent burning up the motor but there's not much we can do, besides sit and wait. My pool looks like an ice skating rink today. Does anyone have any idea how much this might cost us??? Range of possible repairs?? So I can start to mentally prepare.