So we did cover the pipes with what we had available and the pool still seems to be running okay, but one of the filter cartridge's we have had well, overflowed and iced. Now, as far as we can tell, this cartridge had never really served any purpose...it's the back one ( the hayward that was newly installed a few months ago) seems to be doing it's job. No ice in the skimmers ( although it was a booger getting the lids off without breaking them. Pump is still running okay too and not sure if this matters, but PSI is looking okay too. Tried to add a picture, but couldn't figure out how ( technically challenged).
What can we expect when we finally thaw out?
I am including pics.
BTW, the "i told you so" guy...I am pretty new to this forum, so I had not read that thread you posted, but thanks. Lots of info for future situations. Still don't know if we would ever close our pool down, but we are definitely learning what and what not to do when mother nature decides to be mean.
Still freezing in Texas,