5 Steps To Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane
- Do Not Empty
Drainage is almost always in the design of the pool. Water in the pool provides weight to keep the pool in the ground. An empty pool can float or pop out of the ground due to pressure from excessive ground water caused by heavy rains.
- Turn Off Power
Circuit breakers at the main electrical panel should be turned off. Pump, motors, lighting, chlorinators, and heaters should not operate in the storm.
- Remove Loose Items
Chairs, tables, toys, pool tools or other loose items can become dangerous projectiles in high winds. It’s best to store them inside away from storm. If you choose to store pool side furniture in your pool be sure to remove any and all glass. Gently place objects in pool to avoid damage and staining.
- Add Extra Chlorine to the Pool
To prevent contamination from debris and excessive storm water, add extra chlorine to your pool.
- Do Not Cover Pool
Storms can cause falling branches and other debris that can damage pool covers. It’s easier to remove debris from the pool than it is to replace a cover.