North Texas Pool - Freeze 2 Questions

cgcrandall

New member
Jun 19, 2018
3
plano
Pool Size
30000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Despite our best efforts, like so many North Texas pools, we have cracked plumbing (hopefully all above ground), including a couple of valves due to the recent freeze. Two questions:

1) Since it is unlikely that I can get this repaired over the next 3-6 weeks, due to the overwhelming number of pools needing related repairs (see related issue in question 2 below), should I do anything different in the care of the pool given that the pump will not be turned on for this duration? I have followed TFP suggestions for 5+ years, maintaining my chemistries (via Taylor K2006 kit) using liquid chlorine, muriatic acid, and baking soda. Note that the temperature is forecast to be in the 60s during this period.

2) Like so many TFP "users", I do not use a pool maintenance company. In trying to get these repairs, I have found that most companies will not even talk to you if you aren't currently using their pool services. Have any TFP users been successful at finding repair companies to do this work in the North Dallas (Plano) area? If so, (and if it is appropriate in this forum), I'd love suggested companies to contact to do this work.



30,000 gallon gunite (with pebble finish) in-ground chlorine pool.
 

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Texas Splash

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For question #1, just make sure to add some chlorine as needed while the system is off. With cold water you won't need much, just don't let it fall below 2-3 ppm. You can add them brush around a bit. Worry about the other chemical levels after the system is running again.
 

peteip74

New member
Aug 27, 2018
3
Colleyville Texas
Pool Size
23000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
For question #1, just make sure to add some chlorine as needed while the system is off. With cold water you won't need much, just don't let it fall below 2-3 ppm. You can add them brush around a bit. Worry about the other chemical levels after the system is running again.
Pat, i'm in the same boat as all the other Texas folks, heater is completely wrecked, and multiple other cracks. it will be weeks before i'm able to get anyone even to come look. is it worth putting my submersible pump and hose in the pool and running it just to circulate the water??