Hurricane Season is Here! Get Ready Now With These 7 Tips From ASE!
Nobody likes to talk about it, but for South Florida, this is a subject that cannot be ignored year in and year out! Hurricane Season is upon us, and we must get ready for everything, including taking care of our Pools and pool deck areas!
We are always striving to provide the absolute best Pool Remodeling services to our customers, and we hate to see their pool areas become damaged due to hurricanes, so we’ve put together this list of 7 very important tips for you to take in consideration if a hurricane is coming your way!
Tip #1. 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.
Tip #2. 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.
Tip #3. Protect Electric Pool Equipment
Wrap the pump motor, time clock, light transformers and electric heaters with waterproof plastic. Tie securely in place to prevent sand and water from entering. If flooding is expected, disconnect these devices and store them in a dry place.
Tip #4. 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. Avoid throwing furniture into pool, unless it is a last resort. If so, gently place objects in pool to avoid damage and staining.
Tip #5. Add Extra Chlorine to the Pool
To prevent contamination from debris and excessive storm water, add a Leslie’s granular shock, preferably Power Powder Plus or Chlor Brite.
Tip #6. 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.
Tip #7. Protect Screen Enclosure if you have one
Providing a vent for wind to flow through can help prevent damage. Possibly remove screen panels on opposite sides of the enclosure.
There you go! We hope these tips will have you be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.