Frozen TX?! Oh the damage...

AveMaria472

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Jun 9, 2018
162
Walton, KY
This is my sister’s pool equipment in the DFW, TX area. She has no idea the damage that was done to her equipment! She said she never winterizes her pool. Her “pool guy” puts a leaf net on for the winter and then sets the pump to run a few hours at night. I wonder how many pool owners are going to be in for a big surprise after the thaw!
 

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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
23,586
Northern NJ
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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It will buff out.

Cracked PVC can easily be repaired. I can foresee a shortage of pumps, filters, and valves this spring with all the pools needing equipment and the continuing supply chain issues from China where most of this stuff is manufactured.

Buy the equipment you need early and warehouse it until you can install it. Waiting for a pool company to supply equipment may lead to big delays.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
6,157
NY
In one of these times I would utilize a 30-60 day return policy from a vendor. (Doublecheck the specific vendors policy of course, terms, restocking fees, etc). If I had reason to suspect I was going to need equipment I would buy it now before they sell out and return if I got lucky when it all thawed.

Thanks to my credit card cycle I would probably be credited before I even payed / short term loaned it.
 

kazamali

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May 28, 2020
49
Austin, TX
I put tarps over my equip pad and in-floor cleaner manifolds (they are behind my pool) AND added a halogen lamp underneath for added heat. So far, so good, but my pool is mostly inground and still surviving....Unfortunately, one of my neighbors is going to have a rough week:
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steve_NY

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May 22, 2020
40
Long Island, NY
I put tarps over my equip pad and in-floor cleaner manifolds (they are behind my pool) AND added a halogen lamp underneath for added heat. So far, so good, but my pool is mostly inground and still surviving....Unfortunately, one of my neighbors is going to have a rough week:
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I like the view from your pool. However it looks like if you get out on that side of the pool you may fall of a cliff!
 
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kazamali

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May 28, 2020
49
Austin, TX
Well, TX isn't structured for winter: No salt, no plows and certainly not the power to withstand low temps for this long. If this becomes more of a thing, then yes, it would be a 'Thursday'.:)
 
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kazamali

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May 28, 2020
49
Austin, TX
I like the view from your pool. However it looks like if you get out on that side of the pool you may fall of a cliff!
The picture is not my pool, thank God....I think they froze over because they are about 100' higher and the pool is mainly above ground.
 

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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
6,157
NY
Well, TX isn't structured for winter: No salt, no plows and certainly not the power to withstand low temps for this long. If this becomes more of a thing, then yes, it would be a 'Thursday'.
That pic of the state line where AR was clear because plows......... it just ain’t right. hang in there !!
 

jimmythegreek

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In The Industry
Aug 10, 2017
3,353
Morris Cnty NJ
That sucks. PBs are gonna have a field day when it all thaws. Just another Thursday moving snow here too in NJ. I may have a record this year on skidsteer and plow hours
 

HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
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Katy TX
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Plaster
Chlorine
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I put tarps over my equip pad and in-floor cleaner manifolds (they are behind my pool) AND added a halogen lamp underneath for added heat. So far, so good, but my pool is mostly inground and still surviving....Unfortunately, one of my neighbors is going to have a rough week:
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I like that sign on the porch column. Hmmmmm!
 
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Global Charming

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Aug 15, 2018
30
DFW, TX
Read somewhere that you can turn in winter pool damage to your home owners insurance this year, since TX was declared a Federal Disaster Area.
I hope this is true! Lots of cracked PVC, and the DE filter let loose with a really loud bang at 3am! Not sure about skimmer or below ground pipe damage. :unsure: