freeze

  1. N

    power outage, pool freezes and possible pump replacement advise.

    Hi, I am in DFW area, temperature was below 10 degree and our power went out overnight(pump was running all the time before outage) I realized outage in the morning, i shut the pump power from breaker, i opened the drain plug of the pump strainer pot and put it back very loose so the water can...
  2. J

    I was not prepared for this! 😲❄️❄️❄️

    This is my first pool in a house I just bought... So I know very little about this stuff. Any help is much appreciated for this Houston newbie... I read that to prepare for the winter storm I should leave the pump and waterfall running to prevent water from freezing in the pipes and...
  3. C

    TX Freeze - New Pool Owner Needing Advice

    Hi all, like most in the south I am going through the freeze. I’m about 40 miles north of Houston, TX. We lost power at 0500 this morning and once we learned it wasn’t a rolling blackout at about 0800 this morning, I drained the pump (Pentair WhisperFlo), booster pump, and filter (Pentair...
  4. Awp14

    Freezing Temps, would black plastic sheeting help?

    Brief rundown of what I’m doing.. I insulated and tarped my equipment before the worst weather came. Small incandescent lamp in there. Checked last night and the enclosure I made was 32 degrees when the outside air was 10 with wind chill at -6.Pool water is down to 38. And now what I want to...
  5. D

    Help! Semi-Clueless Texan Here: Are my main line, skimmer, return and suction valve settings okay (during winter storm)?

    The title says it all: I'm very stressed about my inground pool/spa combo (spa is attached), given that it's likely we'll set an all time low temp for the area overnight tomorrow. I'm running both main and aux pumps continuously (have freeze protection enabled), but have a question regarding...
  6. J

    Freeze Protection and Blower

    I have a couple of questions. It's getting cold here in Houston and I've noticed that my blower was set to come on with the pumps for freeze protection, which was bubbling over the sides of the spa and causing the us to lose water. I've turned off the blower as part of the freeze protection...
  7. lislmont92

    FREEZING in Texas with fountains!

    Hello! Texan here! We have an in-ground pool with 3 fountains. It has been below freezing this season around 20 and 30 degrees, but this Monday it is supposed to be SEVEN degrees (yes 7 degrees here in Leander, Texas!!!) and only 19 degrees during the day. We have an automatic temperature timer...
  8. generessler

    Conduit freeze worries?

    Just moved to North Carolina to a house with a pool. Around here about half of pools run all winter. We decided to give it a try. Equipment pad is over a foot above pool level, so all water in the pool lighting conduits is below frost (1 foot). All good. The problem is the spa. Water there...
  9. goody222

    Close Pool with Solid Cover but leave freeze protect on (Hybrid closing)

    I’m curious what you think about a hybrid closing I’m thinking about: For 2 winters (in Virginia), I’ve left the pool open all winter. However, I spend more time maintaining it in the winter than I do in the summer = Constantly scooping out twigs & decomposed leaves, empty skimmers, run...
  10. Abramma

    Hayward OmniLogic Freeze Protect

    We have a Hayward OmniLogic controller for our pumps, heaters and valves. We are in middle Tennessee and we run our pool year-round, but stop hearing when night-time temps dip below the 50s. Our OmniLogic controller automatically turns our pumps on when the air temp drops below 40. However, the...
  11. V

    Broken Pipe / Freeze damage

    So this is the 2nd major problem we've had. The first was a slice in the flex pipe that wasn't noticed during installation. A season of lost water and torn up concrete to fix the leak. This was the builders fault and he fixed it - Questions about a possible leak....#frustrated I closed the...