Do you turn your pump off to the swimming pool if it is freezing outside?
Assuming you live in an area where pools are winterized and shut down for winter, I would run filter for 45min - 1 hour per day. Be carefulk not to over sanitize the pool because chlorine (etc) demand is very low while water is so cold.
If you expect to experience freezing weather then do not turn your pump off. LEAVE YOUR PUMP ON. Moving water can not freeze. As water freezes there is expansion. This freezing/expansion can destroy your pump, filter and pipes.
Steve Dunn Commercial Pool Systems, Inc.
Why does your swimming pool pump work when you plug it the garage but when you hook to swimming pool does not work?
Determine how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. You will also need to consider what size filter that you have. If you have an undersized filter to pump it can create filtration and circulation problems. Be sure to look at the turnover rate for your pump and filter that you are considering. If you have an aboveground pool most pump and filters are sold as a pre-sized set.
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The answer depends on a couple of things. Are you going to be swimming in the pool or will it be vacant? If nobody is going to be in the pool for those 2 days then you can shut your pool pump off. After shutting the pump off you would want to close whatever valves are there to isolate the pump so that you do not lose the prime as it will make it easier…
My pool is beautiful and we enjoy looking at it even if we can't swim in it. Can we leave my pool uncovered for the winter months.?
Your swimming pool works but is not circulating the water from the corner shoots what could be the problem?
My swimming pool corner shoots are fine, thank you. If your swimming pool works, but no water is coming through the returns (the little jet-thingys, or "shoots"(?) then mabye your pump works, but the pool is not working. Try setting the filter to bypass or discharge and see what happens. If nothing changes (no moving water), there could be a problem within the pump, (jammed or clogged impeller)
You are scheduled to winterize the pool next week but wont use the pool from now on so can you turn off the pool pump now to save on running costs?
Sure you can turn off the pool pump, the water won't be circulating anymore but since you are not using the pool it does not matter. Make sure the outside temperature is above freezing until winterizing because non moving water freezes earlier than moving water. Here is my blog on how I handle my pool: http: //live-efficient-green.blogspot.com/2009/07/pool-with-no-harmfull-chemicals.html