Storm Preparation

Weathering the Storm

So with a large storm approaching, what should be done to prep your pool and backyard?  Here are a few pro-tips.

1.  Prepare for the water level to go up.  For a large storm, your pool might rapidly fill to the extent that you need to empty it.  Typically, this can wait until after the storm passes.  But, you may want to flake out your waste line now and be ready for it.  You can also go a bit preemptive and pump it down a few inches in anticipation of the rainfall.  

2.  Stow loose items in your backyard.  Wind often accompanies rain.  And with that is the potential for loose items to become projectiles or even fly into you pool where they can cause damage to a vinyl liner.  

3.  Shock.  Storms don't just bring water.  They can also bring algae that it picks up along the way and that typically is mustard algae.  Nip it in the bud with a higher chlorine level.  

4. Most important is safety.  If something happens to your pool during that storm,  make sure you measure you own safety before attempting to fix something while the rains and winds are still prevalent.  Material things can be replaced and nothing out there is worth an injury sustained through slipping and falling on a hard pool deck.

5.  We are here to help.  And if you have any questions, just call us.  :)