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Prepare your swimming pool for a storm

Posted at 3:22 PM, May 22, 2010
and last updated 2017-05-09 13:08:16-04

When preparing your pool for a hurricane, there are many steps to take before the storm.

  • First, make sure your water level is good. Don't drain any extra water out.
  • Then, superchlorinate the water in your pool. You can do this by using liquid chlorine, granular chlorine, or a long term algacide.
  • Then let your pool run for a few hours.
  • If you have a baby fence around your pool, take it down.
  • After superchlorinating your pool water, turn your pump off. Turn the breaker off in case of a power surge.
  • If the pump is on a low level, place a garbage bag over the pump after it cools.
  • Do not put pool toys or furniture in your pool.
  • Once the storm clears, make sure to clear out all the debris from your pool as soon as possible. Use nets or other devices.
  • Then, add granular or liquid chlorine to the pool and then turn the motor back on.


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