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    Under Winter Storm watch

    Being in Central Texas I do not close my pool. Under normal freezing conditions I just let the pump do its work. We have the chance of freezing rain and or sleet. So I am wondering if I should take any precautions. My equipment is outdoors. I have my grill cover over the heater and a sheet of plexiglass protecting the pump. Anything else that I should try to protect?

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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Hey JonyB! Welcome to TFP!

    Just do what you normally do then. It doesn't look like this one will even get low enough to worry at all. I see 42 in Austin right now My buddy is down in La Vernia with 46.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Thanks I am not concerned with the pipes at all pool temp is 65 right now so as long as the pump is moving the water the pipes are fine. I am more concerned about ice and the motors or the heater. Should be fine I just like to worry
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Yea, if it gets closer to freezing then keep an eye on it and run things a little. Should be fine.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    Hey JonyB! Welcome to TFP!

    Just do what you normally do then. It doesn't look like this one will even get low enough to worry at all. I see 42 in Austin right now My buddy is down in La Vernia with 46.
    Mid 40's and rainy over here in Longview the last day or 2. Not too bad compared to up North, but for our part of Texas we consider it to be bloody well cold! Brrrr!
    Spost so be down in the mid 20s at night mid next week.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    I was fine when we were in the middle of the huge ice event a couple of years ago (Super Bowl in Dallas). We saw 19 degrees and I had no issues.
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    Thanks everyone. I am loving how everyone that has replied is from Texas
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    Because we are all indoors today. It's too cold outside for a native Texan.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Because we are all indoors today. It's too cold outside for a native Texan.

    You got that right Robbie! I'm getting Cabin fever already though. Think I may have to make a run to HEB for the Missus her in a bit. How may time you braved it to see that nice "new" pool?
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Come on guys,can't be that bad there !! To night it's going down to 16 and tomorrow flurries with a high of 32 and 20 mph winds.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    Come on guys,can't be that bad there !! To night it's going down to 16 and tomorrow flurries with a high of 32 and 20 mph winds.
    Anything under 60 is cold. Now when its in the 30s!?!?! then Canada is trying to take over
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    It's currently 76F and humid outside.

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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Because we are all indoors today. It's too cold outside for a native Texan.
    You got that right! About the only useful thing I have done all day is put another log in the fireplace!
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB
    Thanks everyone. I am loving how everyone that has replied is from Texas
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB
    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    Come on guys,can't be that bad there !! To night it's going down to 16 and tomorrow flurries with a high of 32 and 20 mph winds.
    Anything under 60 is cold. Now when its in the 30s!?!?! then Canada is trying to take over
    A Men to that. I live as far North as I ever want too!
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    The winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning. Pool is good to go.... now to protect my citrus trees
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyB
    The winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning. Pool is good to go.... now to protect my citrus trees
    Oh no....
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    How much snow are you guys supposed to get, 1-2 feet ?
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    How much snow are you guys supposed to get, 1-2 feet ?
    All frozen precip so far. We have ICE on the trees and everything else!
    Two feet of snow to us, is like 5 ft to you.
    Go ahead and snicker, we know we are wimps in winter.
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    Re: Under Winter Storm watch

    The only main concern I have now is if we have power outages due to ice snapping the lines. Kinda hard to run the pump without power.
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