Preparing Your Pool for a Hurricane
How to Prepare Your Pool for a Storm
Don’t Drain the Pool
When extended rains raise the water table, hydrostatic pressure will build to a point where it can push on the pool and pop it out of the ground or push a vinyl liner off the floor. When the ground becomes saturated, pool decks or home foundations can slip and move. The weight of the water in the pool will help to hold the pool in place, as underground water levels build.
You should shut off the pool pump as a hurricane approaches and gas pool heaters should have the gas supply shut off at the heater. Shut off the filter pump at the breaker and the gas supply at the meter.
Secure all items out in the pool area. Toys, skimmer lids, pool poles – all need to come inside. Bring in everything that is not bolted down and could become a flying projectile. Do not throw it in the pool as some have suggested because anything with any metal parts (even small screws) will cause staining to your pool very quickly.
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