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    Thread: Shower Filter in the Winter

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      Shower Filter in the Winter

      Hi, I've always kept my pond filter going in the winter. I have a pond cover and a waterfall and it never froze. But I have a new shower filter setup this year outdoors whereas my previous filter was in an enclosed area. I'm in NY where the winter can get pretty cold. Does anyone run their shower filters outdoors in the Northeast or Northwest during the winter? Do you have any advice on how to keep it better insulated? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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      Probably the easiest solution is to glue together 2"-thick foam board to make a box to go over/around it. Could put a incandescent lamp/tiny heater in it if necessary.

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      With the potential to over cool and kill your fish why risk running it in a cold climate?
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      Thank you for the inputs, I'd take it down but it's just that we've had the filters running through the winter for 20+ years, so I'm a little hesitant to stop it this winter without exploring the option of insulating it. Although I know the filter is probably not doing much in the cold weather, I did notice that the water condition in the pond is better in comparision to a couple of other ponds in the area whose owners keeps their filters turned off. So I was hoping to see if there is a way to keep things similar to what the fish is used to?

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      Get a thermometer and measure the temps 6 to 12 inches off the bottom. If lower than 39F you are over cooling.
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      Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
      Get a thermometer and measure the temps 6 to 12 inches off the bottom. If lower than 39F you are over cooling.
      Wow, great tip! I measured it today but it's only mid-Nov so the tempurature is still 50+ but I'll keep tabs on it to see how it does as we get further into the winter. This is very helpful, Thank You batman!

      I'm going to get a new pond aeroator in case I need to shut off the waterfall. Do you have any personal recommendations?
      Last edited by WLcreations; 3 Weeks Ago at 02:41 PM.

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