Hard Freeze with Power Failure Central TX

Feb 15, 2021
Austin, TX
Pool Size
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
Hello all...first time poster long time reader. Here in Austin the polar vortex got us...overnight single digits and sub zero winds...about 8” of snow. Pump was running until about 1230am when the power went out.
About 8 hours later and no power. I’ve turned off the breaker in case the power comes back as it looks like the pump basket is frozen and the pool is a skating rink. Not sure if there’s anything to do at this point (attempt to thaw the pad?) but with temps below freezing for a few more days if the power does come back would love any suggestions to limit damage. Thanks.


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Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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