Was going to keep pool open but heater developed leak and freeze coming

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Oct 21, 2014
8
Nashville, TN
I am in TN and my heater has developed a two drip per second leak. My goal this year was to keep the pool open during winter. I am getting the heat exchanger to fix this but it takes till Dec 1st to get in and I have 24F weather coming before then. The highs are 46F and lows 24-28F for 2 nights. Can I safely keep the pool open? My heater is out in open exposed. I have thought of tarping it and insulating around a bit.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
21,283
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Put a tarp over the equipment an an incandescent light bulb under it for some heat. You should be ok.

What is your pool water temp?



What heater do you have? How do you run your heater in the winter?
 

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Oct 21, 2014
8
Nashville, TN
Hayward 400 natural gas, well we've been heating it but it will drop to 50ish if not heated. I just didn't want the drip to ice up as it's inside the heater. maybe no big deal.