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Developed a leak after freezing weather. Have been running pool all winter.

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

unless you plan to have 40 degree days and nights, try to find the leak, in the heater..if its to cold, and the unit cant do a full defrost, i suggest you unhook the unit, or rent a large portable heater and tent the unit. if you have a small leak and can repair it you are ok, if you have major leaks, you need to replace the heat exchanger on the unit..

if you plan to have further below freezing nite's you must work fast, to prevent pipes underground from bursting.

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