2013 HURRICANE PLAN – How to care for a pool in case of a hurricane
Hurricane season is here and with tropical storms and systems looming, we have to be cautious. Have you given any though at to what may happen if a hurricane hits us? With all of the preparations needed throughout your home and family, Aqua Buddy can help you with your pool.
This is a standard plan which is modified according to each pool
Prior to a hurricane:
– One or two days before hurricane the pool is closed.
-Water level is lowered by 6 inches -1 foot to compensate for heavy rain fall.
-Chlorine level is increased to assure proper pool sanitization in case there is an increase of foreign debris in the pool.
-Power to pool equipment is turned off to prevent lightning damage.
-If motor is not covered or is exposed it is either removed or covered with a water proof bag to prevent flood damage.
– Removal of all pool furniture (chairs, tables, etc) is recommended.
After the hurricane:
– Pool water is brought back up to normal level, or if heavy rainfall has occurred, water level is lowered to normal level.
– Pool chemicals are double checked and corrected.
– Power to pool equipment is restored.
– Pool motor is reinstalled or uncovered.
– Filtration is increased to 24 hours per day until water clarity is brought back to normal.
– TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level is checked and corrected if needed.
– Pool finish (steps, ladders, diamond brite, etc) is inspected and any repairs needed are reported.
– All debris is removed from bottom of pool.
– Pool is reopened for swimming.
If you need help with these steps, please contact us today: