Ok now, us Texans are NOT used to it getting this freakin cold ( reading 14 outside right now and and ice rink for streets)!! Hasn't been this cold since 1989 is what they are saying...now on to the question. They are doing rolling black outs all over the metroplex ( 15 min - 1 hour at a time) and some people are still losing power for longer in places. We've already had our first round with the power out for 30 minutes. We don't have a back up generator ( haven't seen a need and they are expensive) and I am wondering what to do about the pool pump if we lose power again for any extended period of time ( besides panic). We don't "shut down " our pool for the winter. Still have another few days of this mess to go.