Hurricane season has started. Hurricane season in Florida lasts from June 1st through November 30th. Let’s talk about hurricane pool safety. Have you checked your swimming pool and its surroundings? Pool owners need to take steps to ensure that their pool is hurricane prepared. This means pools as well as pool decks. Below are some helpful tips you can do to protect you and your pool before, during, and after a hurricane strikes:
Before A Hurricane:
- Do not drain your pool. – Make sure the water levels are good
- Do shock your pool. – Power may be lost and this would help super chlorinate it
- Remove loose objects from the pool deck. – These can get picked up from the wind. You can store them inside your pool if you do not have any other place. Put them gently inside of your pool
- Trim tree branches.
- Turn off all circuit breakers before the storm hits.
- Don’t put glass items inside of your pool.
During A Hurricane:
- Don’t swim in your pool before a storm hits. – High chances of lighting strikes
- Don’t go outside and check on anything during a storm.
After A Hurricane:
- When the storm has passed wait before you turn on your pool pump system. -Make sure all electrical equipment is dry before you power up.
- Clean your pool. – Use a skimmer to clear debris. Don’t use your pool vacuum until all debris has been taken out of your pool.
- Shock your pool. – This will help balance your pool chemicals
- Schedule a service with Cannonball Pool Service to check out all of your pool equipment.
Follow these steps to practice hurricane pool safety. Remember that you and your family’s safety is the most important during the threat of a hurricane or tropical storm.