Rolling black outs possible NTX

colonelkirby

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Mar 20, 2017
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I see mentioned these can be 30 to 45min long,. Given 0 to 20 degree Temps, should plugs be pulled if this occurs or can I wait a bit for power to come back up? TIA.
 

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The ones that have hit here have been 15 mins so far. You're asking the right question, but I'm not sure the answer. In my mind 15 mins is when my pool and spa switch on freeze mode and that seems to be holding up okay, so a 15 min blackout should also be okay. A 30 or 45 min blackout, that may be trouble.
 

colonelkirby

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The ones that have hit here have been 15 mins so far. You're asking the right question, but I'm not sure the answer. In my mind 15 mins is when my pool and spa switch on freeze mode and that seems to be holding up okay, so a 15 min blackout should also be okay. A 30 or 45 min blackout, that may be trouble.
Makes sense. Y'all have already had blackouts? We have not so far.
 

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Nothing here in Waxahachie yet... Pool started freezing over even with pumps running so I shut everything down and drained below the tile... Hopefully no blackouts..
 

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Makes sense. Y'all have already had blackouts? We have not so far.
I have friends in 2 different neighborhoods here that said they got hit with either gas or electricity. Our neighborhood is 600+ homes, so I'm hoping we get spared.
 

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Just lost it here... Oncor map says 0430.. I hope that's wrong!
 

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MiguelACA

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May 12, 2020
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Power was out for 15 minutes, came back for 5, now back out...i really don't want to go outside to drain the equipment... But if it's not back in 30... In going to have to
 

fagin007

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Power was out for 15 minutes, came back for 5, now back out...i really don't want to go outside to drain the equipment... But if it's not back in 30... In going to have to
I am afraid to drain at this point since its 8 degrees I am afraid it will freeze up coming out. Right now my pool is running better on medium than full power so just want to make it until tomorrow so I can go out and break up ice again around the surface.
 

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Just came out of 15 min power outage. Pump came back without issue. Water at 32 with some slush on top around the edges. Bullet 1 dodged.
 

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We just had our first and my hands are numb from breaking up the ice. Winter sucks.
 

MiguelACA

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We're at 20°, last i checked the pool temp was 50° before the outage... I wrapped the above ground pipes and covered the whole pad with a tarp... I'm hoping that's enough to keep the water in the pipes from freezing until the power comes back and pump kicks on. I went out to look at the pool a few minutes ago, no slush or ice in the pool yet
 

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I really didn’t get too slushy until we hit 11 degrees. Now we are at 6. Hopefully you in Houston can ride this out with just freeze protection.
 

MiguelACA

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I really didn’t get too slushy until we hit 11 degrees. Now we are at 6. Hopefully you in Houston can ride this out with just freeze protection.

Gotta have power for the freeze protection to kick on and the pump to run lol we're powerless right now
 

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True that. My blackout was only 15 mins. It seems odd that you would get hit with 2 back to back.
 

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