:grrrr:simicrintz said:I don't know what closing/freezing is, so I am not going to comment here
I'm interested in this THEORY of leaving the pump going when there is a freeze. Where I live, we get MAYBE one or two nights of FREEZE. Then I go out like a crazed person (usually late at night) and do the whole process of draining the pump/filter/hoses etc. All for just for those few nights. I did get a 1/8 to 1/4 inch sheet of ice on top one year but mostly the freeze warning are to cover plants and bring in the animals.ginamarie88 said:I work with this guy who says he doesn't close his. He says once the leaves stop falling, it's very little maintenance, and he's been doing it for years now. I want to try it, but i am scared because i am not sure what the problems could be. He says he just leaves the pump going when the temp drops below freezing.
Thanks!zea3 said:If you live in an area that does not have hard freezes then you don't have to close the pool. You can research the average low temp in your area for the winter months. If the temps only drop below freezing a couple of hours at a time then you can keep the pump running during the freezing hours.
That did not happen to everyone. I covered mine with insulation and a tarp. The insulation kept the pipes warm and the cover kept the rain off. Left my pump running and ran into no issues. I think the people in northern texas where it seems to get colder may have happened there. But really in Texas when do we have anything like we had last year?bk406 said:I just remind everyone what happend last winter to those in the south who thought they didnt need to close. Remember the folks in texas with cracked filters and pipes and ice flowing all over the equpiment?
If you take the proper precautions you should be just fine. How many times in Texas have we had temps over 90 in November and December.bk406 said: