Storm Preparation: Prepare Your Pool for Storms
Storm preparation is necessary when you want to keep your pool safe. In this article, we are going to talk about how to prepare your pool for storms.
Storm Preparation For Inground Pools
Proper storm preparation can save you a lot of time, money and effort with your pool maintenance. Dealing with pool issues is never fun, but if you prepare for them, you are going to find it is much better than being hit with a big surprise because you didn’t prepare.
While some storms may come out of nowhere, there are plenty that you can see coming so you are able to prepare before they hit you. Storm preparation will enable you to have peace of mind about your pool while the rain is going crazy.
Storm Preparation – Do Not Remove Water from Your Pool
While it may seem like a good idea to remove water from your pool so it does not flood or get contaminated, this is not a good idea. When you remove the water from your pool it will leave your pool floor and walls without protection. Any large debris could fall in and scratch or dent the pool walls. You may even find your pool literally popped out of the ground. This can happen because the underground water tables rise during storms and floods. If your pool doesn’t have water in it, the pool can rise to the water table. Keeping the water in your pool will keep your pool in place and make it easier to clean up.
Turn Pool Equipment Power to Off During Storm Preparation
When it storms severely, it is likely that your pool equipment is going to come in contact with large amounts of water. This is why you should take the time to protect your pump, heater, lighting, filter, motor or control system by cutting the power supply on them. Turn off circuit breaks to pool equipment to prevent electrical issues that might happen because of being exposed to too much water.
Remove Debris & Furniture for Storm Preparation
If you have any free-standing objects in your backyard, they may get blown away or carried off because of the storm. This could potentially damage your pool, home or car. Remove any toys, furniture or anything else you may consider dangerous during the storm.
Do Not Cover Your Pool
It is understandable that you want to keep your pool safe by covering it, but that is not recommended. You may find this causes more damage. You cover may be lifted by high winds and this would defeat the purpose and lose your pool cover. Balancing your pool water after the storm is going to be cheaper than replacing a lost or damage pool cover. The work of removing a cover that has debris and water all over it is quite the feat as well.
Taking proper care of your pool and preparing for the upcoming storm will be worth it in the end. If you need help with your pool, feel free to contact us anytime.