Keeping above ground open all winter

IcemanVA

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May 5, 2014
56
Virginia Beach, VA
Do I need to continue to test and maintain FC levels all winter...once the water maintains a temp below 60 that is??

Right now I'm prob averaging adding around 8-10oz of bleach per day with water temps bouncing between 55-62 degrees.
I'm not covering and will keep my pump running on low 24/7 during the time when the outside temps are in the 30's. (which its not yet)
 

pwrstrk

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Aug 17, 2012
4,758
Elverson Pa.
Since your not going to totally close it, maintain your water chemistry just as normal. You'll lose less FC per day with the water temp being colder and the sun angle being lower. You'll still lose FC though. Algae will have a harder time starting with colder water temps, but since you plan on keeping it open maintain your FC range for your CYA level.
 

eqbob

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Jul 25, 2012
436
Central Texas
Similar discussions in another thread and it was also recommended to continue testing pH and TA as well although those parameters may need to rise a bit t compensate for the lower temps.
 

IcemanVA

Well-known member
May 5, 2014
56
Virginia Beach, VA
Roger that. Thanks for confirming it for me. I appreciate all the support on this site!!
Its been a great first pool year, can't wait for another trouble free summer!