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  1. Colin Robinson

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    This is my backyard before and after the tornado.
     
  2. THF

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  3. texasraider

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    the arctic is coming to town. a.tramp is going to be a very busy man in the coming months
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    The only saving grace with this storm for pool owners is that it is going to be so cold by the time the real precip drops that ice is not much concern so power outage risks are low. That is when the real damage happens during arctic blasts for pools.

    But with that being said, this will be the longest below freezing as well as the lowest temps we have hit since I have been in the pool business so there is still going to be plenty of damage.

    Any pool that loses power from Sunday on and does not have equipment immediately winterized (pulling all drain plugs, opening all valves, and even unbuckling some equipment from plumbing if situation is required along with shutting of breakers so equipment does not turn back on if power is restored) is most likely going to experience a complete equipment and out of ground plumbing loss at the pad.

    So yeah, business is getting ready to pick up and it is already at the highest levels I have seen it every since covid hit.
     
  5. texasraider

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    in '89 our pump went out and we had 3 feet of ice in the pool. Can pumps running keep the pool from freezing? Or should you just winterize it and get ready to ice skate?
     
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  6. blind dog

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    How hard would it be to hook my equipment up to a generator (remember you are talking to me)
     
  7. a.tramp

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    If the pool itself starts to ice over that is not a big concern. What is important is keeping the eater moving through the plumbing & equipment.
     
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  8. a.tramp

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    What is a clever word for impossible?
     
  9. blind dog

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    god dammit
     
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  10. The Hit King

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    How is it for everyone today. I live in Gunter moved there a few years ago. I have an office in Plano and n Dallas and the roads look pretty good. How bad is going to get Sunday and Monday
     
  11. a.tramp

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    I mean not hard. Most likely need a generator that runs 230v and supplies enough amperage for the essential pumps to run. From there it is a matter of changing the system electrical line power from the house grid to the generator.
     
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  12. a.tramp

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    low of 9 Sunday, 3 Monday and with forecasted 3-6” of snow. Not above freezing from late Friday to Wednesday afternoon.
     
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  13. a.tramp

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    Damnit blind dog , I explicitly said direct message me here. Not a text message. Simple instructions ignored and you think you can rewire your pool system to a generator during a storm.

    SMDH...
     
  14. GunsUpDump

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    Guess who gets to go to work Sunday and Monday ?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!
     
  15. blind dog

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    But it makes me feel special to get texts IRL
     
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  16. GunsUpDump

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    you get texts?

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  17. fucktx

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    probably won’t leave my apt much until next friday or saturday
     
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  18. GunsUpDump

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    whats new?
     
  19. fucktx

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    your mom moved in recently
     
  20. GunsUpDump

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    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Zack Zedalis

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    Hello from Prosper. I enjoy long walks at The Bridges in Gunter.
     
  22. Zack Zedalis

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    Come make sure all my equipment works properly:gfa:
     
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  23. a.tramp

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    I am mostly concerned about your kegerator. And another hose.
     
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  24. The Hit King

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    That’s where I live you probably saw me nude in my backyard. Sorry man
     
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  25. Zack Zedalis

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    Sounds like a reason to play golf IYAM IMO
     
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  26. bigred77

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    Wait, is this the pool thread?
     
  27. a.tramp

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    Dallas has a lot of pools that will be impacted by weather so yes.

    If you could post a definitive glossary on what threads certain topics can only be discussed in then there would not be confusion.
     
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  28. Sportfan

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    Cold weather has everyone ornery
     
  29. Colin Robinson

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    Well, I may be calling you then. That’s my pool on the top of the page. I just got finished fixing it from the tornado. My luck the freeze will fuck it too.

    Second Edit - I quoted your wrong post. I was going for your post above saying “The only saving grace.....”
     
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  30. a.tramp

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    AND YOU DO NOT EVEN LIVE IN DALLAS bigred77 SO POST YOUR CLOUD YELLING IN THE HILL COUNTRY RETIREMENT LAKE TOWN THREAD
     
  31. a.tramp

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    Oh it is possible, I just meant not for blind dog . The guy broke a rib falling into my garage while attempting to walk out the front door. No, I will never let him live that down.
     
  32. blind dog

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    wow can’t believe you broke our non-disclosure agreement. You will be hearing from my lawyers soon, sir
     
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  33. a.tramp

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    Jokes on you, you were so lit you didn’t realize we wrote it with disappearing ink.
     
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  34. THF

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    Well it’s warmed up quite a bit. It’s hovering around 32 degrees in Plano. Good times.
     
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  35. bigred77

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    *standing in front yard shaking fist in the air*
     
  36. a.tramp

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    Folks, I think it might really be happening this time. Instead of the forecast getting more “favorable” the closer it approaches it is actually getting “worse” this go around.

    Better be prepared, this is the real deal this time.

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  37. Bruce Bowen

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  38. texasraider

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    I will never emotionally recover from this
     
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  39. ned's head

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    A 60 degree swing in less than a week :ohdear:

    Just got back from the store and it is florida hurricane level chaos
     
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  40. a.tramp

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    Just hit Craft Beer Cellar and I am officially provisioned.
     
  41. a.tramp

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    So this storm is actually worsening the closer we get. So with that in mind. Adding an additional thing to this. This comes after talking with some pool professionals that were around during the big freeze of ‘83. In that event, equipment/pluming froze while running.

    *if you have one, turn pool heater on Sunday as the temps really start to plummet. Leave it on minimally until temps start get back above 20 degrees. That will most likely be sometime Wednesday. Yes, it is most likely going to cost several hundred in natural gas to do so. But, a new heater along costs from $3200-$5000 depending on who you have installing it.

    This will give your pool equipment and plumbing a fighting chance. The increased water temperature, ever so slight ambient air temperature increase around the equipment, and increased ground temp around the plumbing from the heated water should help. Do not set the heater to a really low setting. You do not want the heater cycling on and off because the rapid heating and cooling of the heat exchanger and header can cause damage.

    I apologize if this is not the information that you as a pool owner want to hear. The truth is, this is pretty unchartered territory for most. All areas that have climates such as what we are going to see over the next fully winterize/drain their pool equipment once swim season or shoulder season is over. Just the past 2 days, we were forecasted to be well over freezing at some point in the day and it never materiaized.
     
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  42. a.tramp

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    I would add that placing a blanket/moving blanket/something over your exposed plumbing and filter is not a terrible idea. If you choose to do so, some ground rules.

    1. Do not have it covering heater if you are using it.
    2. No not have it in contact with any motors.
    3. Secure the cover with something (multiple bricks, cinder blocks, large rocks) that will not move, it will be quite windy at times and you can not have the cover shifting into contact with motors or shifting over heater.
    4. Use buckets or gardening frames (such as tomato ladders) to clear motors.
     
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  43. Stagger Lee

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    No power, no heat. My pipes are toast
     
  44. TLAU

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    Hello from Little Elm. I enjoy long relaxing drives in stop and go traffic on 380.
     
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  45. THF

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    make sure to have a faucet dripping to try and keep them open.

    We lost power again this morning at 9:45 or so. Been off for two hours. Thankfully my fireplace is working. My pool filt
     
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  46. Stagger Lee

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    Just got power back about 20 minutes ago. I have all cabinets open, faucets running, and outdoor faucets wrapped. It's pretty clear that one of my pipes (the one to my kids' shower) is frozen. I have two space heaters leaning up against it now. Fingers crossed there is no leak.
     
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  47. Stagger Lee

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    And power is gone again
     
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  48. ned's head

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    Power been out since 930 or 10
     
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  49. Zack Zedalis

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    It’s cold
     
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  50. Stagger Lee

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    Been sitting in the car with my family the last several hours. This is a problem. A lot of people are going to die. The property damages will be catestophic