TFP Expert Discussion - Non Closing Winter Prep

mknauss

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Come join us this Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT. Texas Splash (aka Pat), and Leebo (aka Lee) will be joining us for a discussion about Non-Closing Winter Prep for those pools in areas you do not fully close the pool. We will be using Zoom. Questions will be submitted via Chat during the Zoom call.

 
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JJ_Tex

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Step 1: Have a backup plan to drain your equipment in case your incompetent power provider does rolling blackouts.

PS - Its really hard to think about winter when its 100 degrees outside.
 

AUSpool

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This applies to just about every Aussie pool. Slowly turn down the SWG as required and it becomes a water feature over winter.
 

Newdude

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PS - Its really hard to think about winter when its 100 degrees outside
Now. Is. The. Time. For anyone who doesn’t already know their drain plug locations and what needs draining.

Do it now folks, In flip flops, with broad daylight and a margarita. Many were doing it at 2 AM with a flashlight while bundled up like that kid from A Christmas Story……….

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Apsuhead

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Looking forward to it. I will have to winterize our new fiberglass pool for the first time this year. 👍
 
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markayash

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last year is a perfect example of " don't depend on your pump to keep your pool from freezing
Texan's " why not, never gets that cold and we rarely lose power"
Mother Nature " hold my beer watch this"
 

markayash

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I can make fun of that because I say it every year in Atlanta. But after seeing folks here with frozen pool I will change my mind set​
 

Brentr

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Come join us this Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT. Texas Splash (aka Pat), and Leebo (aka Lee) will be joining us for a discussion about Non-Closing Winter Prep for those pools in areas you do not fully close the pool. We will be using Zoom. Questions will be submitted via Chat during the Zoom call.

Just click on the Zoom Link below on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT. Hope to see you there!

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Topic: TFP Expert Discussion - Winter Prep

Time: Jul 31, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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I will try to make it. I did not know about all the previous discussions. Too much pool time and drinks too :cheers:
 

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zea3

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I tried to get in on my phone but kept getting invalid link. I had that problem from my phone with the last one too.
 

mknauss

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I tried to get in on my phone but kept getting invalid link. I had that problem from my phone with the last one too.
You can get the zoom app. If using a phone I suspect it will work better.
 

zea3

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I have the app. Same thing. I'm thinking I may not have enough memory free on the old iphone 6s. Last week when I was able to get to my desktop the link worked fine.
 

mknauss

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Hmm -- that might be.
 

JoyfulNoise

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Nuts! Why do I always miss these??
 

cowboycasey

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I was actually swimming and just noticed I missed it... I have CRS on weekends :)
 
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