Running all winter?

cj133

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I'm not sure if this is the best section for this, but it's something I've wondered about for a while.

How cold could it get out before a pool had an issue, assuming the pump runs 24/7? I'm thinking the first thing that would happen is ice would film over the top, but at what point would it starve the pump as long as water is flowing?
 

mknauss

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Your biggest threat with cold and trying to maintain your pool open is a power outage. Also extended periods below 32F. Eventually even running water will have an issue.
 

ajw22

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