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    Dog Days of Winter

    For those of us who close the pool for the winter, I thought it might be interesting to post a picture or two of our pools and what they look like in the dog days of winter.
    Here's mine. That little dark patch you see in all that snow is my Loop-loc. Thats the very edge of the coping. Three feet of snow, or there abouts. Middle of the cover is sitting on top of the pool water, er, ice.

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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Do you ever mess with the snow at all or leave it be? I've got about a foot on my cover and my pool is new from December?
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by XsAllOverIt
    Do you ever mess with the snow at all
    HA!! Does it look like it?

    No, I dont fool with it what so ever. I'll see it by St Patricks day.
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    There is likely a good foot if not more of ice in ther supporting that weigh too

    Nice thread BK...I'm gonna have to go find the camera now Although I think you have me beat on total accumulation
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    There is likely a good foot if not more of ice in ther supporting that weigh too
    Last time I popped the cover to take a look was right after christmas. I pump out 3 inches of water from the fall rains and brought the water level down about 15 inches or so below the coping and it was just starting to freeze over. As cold as it's been, I'm sure the ice is close to a foot thick. That much ise holds a lot of weight. Thats why they tell you not to tighten the straps "drum" tiight. I dug out a few of the straps and looked at the springs. They are about 1/2 to 3/4 compacted, so I figure the center of the cover is sitting right on top of the ice.

    That snow on there was just what we have gotten in the last 3 weeks. On New years day, there might have been an inch or so on it.
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Crappy iPhone pic attached. 72 degrees currently (11 o'clock). I hate winter too
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    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Crappy iPhone pic attached. 72 degrees currently (11 o'clock). I hate winter too
    I hate you, you know that, right?

    Besides, this thread is for those that CLOSE their pool.
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406
    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Crappy iPhone pic attached. 72 degrees currently (11 o'clock). I hate winter too
    I hate you, you know that, right?

    Besides, this thread is for those that CLOSE their pool.

    +1...sorry Bruce...but that is just wrong
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    tee...hee...good one Bruce!
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    Hate is such a strong word

    I'm sorry guys; maybe I should retract that post. I didn't mean to cause any problems.......

    I think I might head over and see Beez; he's supposed to be in the mid 70's today also

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    Haaa...yeah I'm wearing a tee shirt. We'd luv to have you, Bruce... beer and brats 'til you puke if you can make it... :P
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    psst...don't be mad, bk, you're invited too...
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Bruce,

    Can you pass a cold one? I hate it when I get sand in between my toes. You gotta love the beach in January....

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    k...you are right Bruce "Hate" is too strong That type of language is really meant for folks who are at the beach right now

    JK...salp

    Anyway...here is my little slice of paradise...please excuse me while I go pick the salt granules out of my boots ...and no, I am not balancing my pool water with it either


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    Hey dman, I wouldn't want to live there but you gotta appreciate the "Robert Frost" serenity of those pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    Haaa...yeah I'm wearing a tee shirt. We'd luv to have you, Bruce... beer and brats 'til you puke if you can make it... :P
    Johnsonville??! I might be able to make it by dark if I drive REALLY fast

    One day I think all of us here should have a party and hang out (just not in places like where bk and dman live-that is just too cold! It does look pretty though.). I'm starting to sweat a little now, so I think I'll take the computer back inside and cool off for a while......

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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Frosty sure...peaceful and serene...sure I guess...no one but the deer are out there

    Hey BK...I know we are kind of poking at the west coast crowd, but check out this vid...makes us look like we're whinning.

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81284483/
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Johnsonville??! I might be able to make it by dark if I drive REALLY fast
    Is there any other? Grilled outside by the pool of course!

    BTW, watch out for the state troopers along those desolate stretches...they are known to appear out of knowhere...
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Johnsonville??! I might be able to make it by dark if I drive REALLY fast
    Is there any other? Grilled outside by the pool of course!

    BTW, watch out for the state troopers along those desolate stretches...they are known to appear out of knowhere...

    "Respect the van kids"..."we are on our way to visit Beez's"
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    Re: Dog Days of Winter

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Frosty sure...peaceful and serene...sure I guess...no one but the deer are out there
    So you hear no beckoning voice inviting you to come hither and find peace from the feathery soft icy vault?
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