except that we have a cover on. its been on average about 80 here and i wish i had kept it open all year and bought a heater . we could be swimming right now.waterbear said:
I need a new heater this year. The old Jacuzzi gas heater died last August and can't be repaired to an efficient operating state. $2200 or so installed for a new gas heater. Thought about solar, but to do a setup that would work for me would require at least the same outlay and wouldn't do me any good on the day I could most use it. Combine that with east/west facing roof and prevailing westerly winds and an open western exposure and solar just wouldn't be efficient for me.waterbear said:
Hehe... yeah we were touching on 80 degrees here in Tucson over the weekend so I fired up the heater and went swimming with the kids! Hehe... I'll save all you northerners the pain of posting pictures of our winter pool. :-Dwaterbear said:
We had 149" of snow that winter, 9.5' drifts on each side of our driveway that year, the moose in our yard were in over their belly, then when the big ice storm came in the spring, we were out of power for 10 days (thanks for a generator!!) and then the flood - we had to take a boat to work in North Dakota for over a month as the only way across the river was south of Fargo - 3 hours away!!! We DESERVE a pool in the summer!!!Kinguni said:Actually, going south from here, Grand Forks typically gets 50% more snow that us, and Fargo typically twice as much as us, so it's not surprising you got more snow that us from the last 2 blizzards. I think it's your closer proximity to the Gulf that draws more moisture. The winter of 96/97 was a heavy show year here, and even more so in Minnesota. I remember pictures from that winter with the snow drifts to the roof peaks, and tunnels in the snow dug to front doors in NW Minnesota. By the end of March the snow was mostly melted, and then the Colorado low came through first weekend of April and dumped again nearly as much snow as the whole winter. The Flood of the Century soon followed. That was quite the year.