Questions about keeping pool open this winter

Turbo1Ton

Gold Supporter
Dec 26, 2019
368
NE Oklahoma
Pool Size
14500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Right on, Dirk. I'm guessing that Wake has an automated valve that turns them on/off. So the options would be to make an adjustment to the valve to minimize the flow to them for the winter or, if the PB installed individual valves for adjusting the flow, crank each one of those back to where the flow doesn't break the surface.

--Jeff
 

Openbahr

Member
Aug 1, 2015
21
Turnersville nj
I have also been considering this.
Any suggestions or warnings would be greatly appreciated.

-I live in South NJ (Phila area). Jan and Feb are the most worrisome months , avg lows 26 &29
-I also have a variable speed pump. was planning on running on about 1000rpm 18hrs/day maybe slower when warmer.
- Was thinking of covering equipment with a tarp and putting small heater under there in coldest times.

My biggest worry would be , what happens if we lose power? That could get ugly fast.

Again, any help is appreciated.
 

wireform

Silver Supporter
In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
1,589
Spring Valley, NY
I have also been considering this.
Any suggestions or warnings would be greatly appreciated.

-I live in South NJ (Phila area). Jan and Feb are the most worrisome months , avg lows 26 &29
-I also have a variable speed pump. was planning on running on about 1000rpm 18hrs/day maybe slower when warmer.
- Was thinking of covering equipment with a tarp and putting small heater under there in coldest times.

My biggest worry would be , what happens if we lose power? That could get ugly fast.

Again, any help is appreciated.
Open,
Not sure what you're trying to achieve here. Once the weather is too cold and the pool no longer will be used have the pool winterized and then no more worries. What gain is there for trying to compete with winter other then little to none and lots to loose if something goes awry. It'll delay the opening and a costly repair.
 

Openbahr

Member
Aug 1, 2015
21
Turnersville nj
Open,
Not sure what you're trying to achieve here. Once the weather is too cold and the pool no longer will be used have the pool winterized and then no more worries. What gain is there for trying to compete with winter other then little to none and lots to loose if something goes awry. It'll delay the opening and a costly repair.
well, like the others, its mostly a lot nicer to look at over the winter.
but if the risk is high its definitely not worth it.