Although it may be that this storm plans to just scoot by us we thought we would prepare you for any future storm that could potentially cause damage. See our tips below.
Flying debris and excess rain and wind can cause damage to both your pool and the equipment. By following some logical tips and tricks, you can prevent such damage. Do not be concerned with the dirt and small debris that will get into the pool, you can clean that out after the storm.
Before the storm
- Do not remove water before the storm as it can leave the walls and floor vulnerable to damage.
- Cut off power at the breaker circuit.
- Remove all items not bolted down. Loose items such as patio furniture should be brought indoors to prevent them from falling into the pool
and damaging the liner.
- Tie down hot tub covers and turn of the hot tub electrical.
- To keep everything in good order, roll the blanket on the roller, tie a rope around the roller and move it back out of the way from the pool.
- Do not cover the pool. Putting on the solar blanket on may keep the pool from getting dirty but it will probably be picked up by the high winds. Tie the cover to the roller and the roller to the fence. Do not keep your autocover closed and remove the cover pump from the deck.
- Bring standalone plants and pots inside, as well as birdfeeders, patio heaters and anything made of glass.
- Prune and clean up any branches or debris to prevent it from detaching at the wrong moment and landing in your swimming pool.
After the storm, assess the damage
- If the water level gets too high from the storm, use the “waste/drain” setting on the filter to drain water out without disturbing the sand.
- Clean the pool of the debris. Keep a deep leaf net on hand for this or a leaf bagger vacuum.
- Give the water a nice heavy shock to remove any bacteria & nitrogen from the water.
- Check the water chemistry and balance as needed
- Watch the system for a few days to ensure the electrical system is working properly.