Hurricane Season Pool Preparation
– Do not drain your pool! Keep proper water levels in your pool, the weight of the water holds the sides and bottoms in place during the hurricane or tropical storm.
Trim branches and remove potential threats to your swimming pool and patio
– Shock your pool – you may lose power for an extended amount of time, meaning your pool should be ‘super chlorinated’ – this will help your pool’s water chemistry.
Turn off all power at the circuit breakers before a storm hits. Any exposed electrical equipment such as motors for the pumps should be tightly covered with plastic wrap. If flooding is expected, attempt to remove and place at higher ground.
– Remove any loose objects such as chairs, tables, pool equipment and even toys. These items can become projectiles in high wind storms.
– If you cannot store certain pool deck items inside for the storm, you can gently place them into your pool for safe keeping – do not throw any items into your pool. Throwing can items can create leaks or damage your pool. Be especially weary if you have a vinyl or fiberglass pool!
– Never put glass items into your pool, they must be taken inside!!
Above all, please always prioritize YOUR safety during a storm!