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    Dallas Pool Build **updated with equipment list**

    If it wasn't specified up front and they are just trying to avoid the trenching then stick to your guns. They will cut every corner, but you will look at it and see it every day.
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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Very nice. I like the lighting where you placed it - great way to see the equipment without being blinded at night. I have to say though, would you share a pic of your pool? The sheer number of pipes and valves coming out of the ground is astounding.
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    Dallas Pool Build **updated with equipment list**

    Sorry to say, this sounds like a typical pool build most anywhere, especially Dallas. We built almost 6 years ago and had major delays due to rain. It was still completed in about 6 months however. I don't have a lot to add other than from one of your very first posts, I'm 99% sure there was...
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    A question for the long term pool pros - what is the potential damage to plaster from freezing temps (or even the other extreme - heat) that is not covered by water? I was able to manually control my automated valves to circulate water in both pool and spa at all times. However the timer on...
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    Ouch - on the flip side I have a friend from Plano just post these pictures on Facebook. They lost power about 24 hours in and didn't know to do anything to drain the equipment. Just bought the house this summer and had new equipment put in this fall. I didn't think about reaching out to them.
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    Hoping to see more follow up stories with what each did to protect the pool and equipment or what you did that unfortunately didn't protect and how much or what kind of damage you had, it will help us understand what kind of temps we can survive by just keeping the water moving, etc. I feel a...
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    I would think that is perfect. You just want something that will displace or take part of the surface, then as the water freezes what you've but in there will crush first and take the displacement from the moving ice.
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    With any good luck the water will run back out of the pipes, but it will all depend on the plumbing and how protected they are and if the water has anywhere to expand to as it freezes. It can also depend on if they are higher than your pump, etc. You definitely hope that the rolling outages...
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    That is a good flow and saves the top end of the pump. To be honest, if 3100 doesn't save you, 3450 likely won't either. Best of luck with it. You've likely done all you can until ice were to form, then it is shut it down and pull the plugs.
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    I believe you noted you have an Easytouch panel (and screen logic is not installed yet) - to change your pump speed from the panel look at this document and page 27 I believe...
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    I don't know what is right about lowering water, etc, but if you wanted to, don't you have a way to backwash or pump to waste? You show a recent build, I think code would have required that.
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    Any risk in running pump in 10 degree weather without a heater?

    Well things change by the hour. I've decided not to wait on what if the water temp keeps dropping. I've turned freeze mode off, moved the valves to circulate both pool and hot tub, turned on the sprays and deck fountain at a low flow and turned on the heater to 75. Nothing will be fun, but...