Hurricane season runs from June 1 thru November 30. As such, it is prudent to review actions to take with your pool prior to a large storm’s arrival. Here is our list of suggested actions, developed with the assistance of the Florida Swimming Pool Association.
It is not recommended to put patio furniture in the pool. Heavy items can damage the pool’s surface, cause rust spots and the water’s chemistry can hurt the furniture. It is best to store the furniture away in the garage or home.
If your pool is screened, you may want to consider “venting” the cage by removing one or two screens on the sides to allow the wind to blow though. You can also remove the screen doors and store them away.
• You should never completely drain your pool of water or you risk “popping” the shell due to high ground water. If you want to drain some water from the pool, be sure to close the skimmer line to protect the pump from any damage.
Your weekly Service Manager may add extra chlorine to your pool to help keep the water sanitary. Your pool’s water can be a source of non-portable water during extended periods of no electricity.
Of course, we hope none of these actions will be required but it is always best to be prepared. After a storm passes, our pool service would resume with the goal of cleaning up the pools and rebalancing the water chemistry.
If any questions or concerns exist, please feel free to call our office or inquire with your Service Manager.