Preparing your Pool for Irma Hurrican Category 5
Here are some tips that may be helpful to start preparing your Pool for Irma Hurricane:
Before the storm:
- Our technicians are going to add additional chlorine to your swimming pool. This will help prepare your pool for the abundance of rain that will cause a negative impact on your pool’s water chemistry.
- Do not drain your swimming pool before the storm! It may seem like the correct thing to do but 80% of your pools weight is water, so the abundance of rain paired with an empty pool can cause the water table (underground) to rise. This will result in a concrete pool to rise and pop out from the ground.Turn off all electrical components of your swimming pool equipment. For example, be sure to turn off all the breakers supplying power to your pump, lights, heater, etc which will help stop power surges from damaging equipment. Plus, this may protect the equipment if your property is flooded.
- Turn off all electrical components of your swimming pool equipment. For example, be sure to turn off all the breakers supplying power to your pump, lights, heater, etc which will help stop power surges from damaging equipment. Plus, this may protect the equipment if your property is flooded.
- Do not put a cover on your swimming pool. This may cause severe damage or rip off the cover to your pool.
- If you cannot store loose objects such as plastic or PVC chairs, tables, pool equipment and toys inside a building and your pool is concrete, gently place them in the pool to help shield them from the winds. Just dropping them in may scratch or damage the inside finish of your pool.
- Never put any metal or glass items into your pool at any time. If the glass were to shatter on the deck or in the pool, it would be almost impossible to locate and remove every small sliver.
- If your pool is vinyl or fiberglass, don’t ever put anything in the pool because the vinyl liner could tear and the fiberglass could be scratched.
- Be sure to put away anything that is not secured to the deck. Store all pool side furniture, floats, etc. in a safe space. High winds can potentially turn those loose items into flying projectiles.
After the storm:
- Make sure all electrical components of your swimming pool equipment are completely dry before they are powered up again.
- Only drain the excess water from your swimming pool down to mid tile line (or mid skimmer) so that your skimmer can help clean the surface of the pool.
- We can clean out the debris in a timely manner to help avoid pool staining. We will also test your water chemistry and add the necessary chemicals to balance out the pool.