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    Winter pool pics idea

    Show me your winter pool pictures (REAL winter - the kind with snow and ice, not temparate zones!) I want to guess whats under the snow and ice. lol. I'll get my pics on here tomorrow.
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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Pool is on the left!

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    Pool is on the left!
    nuh uh... I don't believe you!!

    Kinguni, are you on ODO?

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    um, K, are you sure you saw a pool in that location at some point and time in the past?


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    It's there I tell you! 8)

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    Good one!!! I see a slide and a dboard - are you sure there is a pool??? Lol
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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Here's us

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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Shovel that deck off!

    Looks like you have more snow than we do. I think we've had 6cm (a little over 2 inches) since the beginning of January which is nothing really.

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    We just had that blizzard Friday/yesterday that dropped about 2-3 inches and probably about 7" since Jan 1. I am only about 130 -140 miles south of you but some of these storms have dropped more snow here.
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    Actually, going south from here, Grand Forks typically gets 50% more snow that us, and Fargo typically twice as much as us, so it's not surprising you got more snow that us from the last 2 blizzards. I think it's your closer proximity to the Gulf that draws more moisture. The winter of 96/97 was a heavy show year here, and even more so in Minnesota. I remember pictures from that winter with the snow drifts to the roof peaks, and tunnels in the snow dug to front doors in NW Minnesota. By the end of March the snow was mostly melted, and then the Colorado low came through first weekend of April and dumped again nearly as much snow as the whole winter. The Flood of the Century soon followed. That was quite the year.

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    I would post a pic of my pool in winter but you might all get angry with me since I will be in the water! (I will admit that I have the heater running!) Glad I live in Florida!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    I would post a pic of my pool in winter but you might all get angry with me since I will be in the water! (I will admit that I have the heater running!) Glad I live in Florida!
    except that we have a cover on. its been on average about 80 here and i wish i had kept it open all year and bought a heater . we could be swimming right now.

    but tommarrow gunna get to a brisk 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    I would post a pic of my pool in winter but you might all get angry with me since I will be in the water! (I will admit that I have the heater running!) Glad I live in Florida!
    I need a new heater this year. The old Jacuzzi gas heater died last August and can't be repaired to an efficient operating state. $2200 or so installed for a new gas heater. Thought about solar, but to do a setup that would work for me would require at least the same outlay and wouldn't do me any good on the day I could most use it. Combine that with east/west facing roof and prevailing westerly winds and an open western exposure and solar just wouldn't be efficient for me.

    I hope my liner lasts another year. I'll have to think about changing the coping and redoing the deck when I do. I have a small pressure side leak which costs about as much in extra water as the lowest cost of pressure testing and fixing it, but I may look at doing something with it anyways. I can always cap whichever return is the problem. I have an unused pool sweep line so provided it holds pressure (it should) it can be used instead.

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    OK everybody it is very cold here whish I was down south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ric
    OK everybody it is very cold here whish I was down south.
    When are you putting in the pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    I would post a pic of my pool in winter but you might all get angry with me since I will be in the water! (I will admit that I have the heater running!) Glad I live in Florida!
    Hehe... yeah we were touching on 80 degrees here in Tucson over the weekend so I fired up the heater and went swimming with the kids! Hehe... I'll save all you northerners the pain of posting pictures of our winter pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinguni
    Actually, going south from here, Grand Forks typically gets 50% more snow that us, and Fargo typically twice as much as us, so it's not surprising you got more snow that us from the last 2 blizzards. I think it's your closer proximity to the Gulf that draws more moisture. The winter of 96/97 was a heavy show year here, and even more so in Minnesota. I remember pictures from that winter with the snow drifts to the roof peaks, and tunnels in the snow dug to front doors in NW Minnesota. By the end of March the snow was mostly melted, and then the Colorado low came through first weekend of April and dumped again nearly as much snow as the whole winter. The Flood of the Century soon followed. That was quite the year.
    We had 149" of snow that winter, 9.5' drifts on each side of our driveway that year, the moose in our yard were in over their belly, then when the big ice storm came in the spring, we were out of power for 10 days (thanks for a generator!!) and then the flood - we had to take a boat to work in North Dakota for over a month as the only way across the river was south of Fargo - 3 hours away!!! We DESERVE a pool in the summer!!!
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    Who could possibly resist? Here's our pool in winter.


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    Oh rats! That didn't work. What did I do wrong?????
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    That is a URL of a page that contains an image, not a link directly to the image. Further, I believe that Picasa does not allow direct links to their images on other sites. So even if you could get the URL to the image I don't think it would work.
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