Hurricane Preparation

Follow these tips to help protect your pool from severe weather.

• Take time to trim dead limbs and branches that may become airborne and cause damage to your house, pool
equipment or screen enclosure.

• Patio furniture, toys, canvas awnings, patio umbrellas, grills, telescopic poles, and sometimes even your pool equipment can become dangerous projectiles and cause severe damage to surrounding property in heavy winds. Remove all possible unsecured items and store them indoors until the threat passes. Do not throw these items into the pool. Chemicals could damage the item and removal is difficult.

• Solar blankets should be removed and stored indoors during periods of heavy wind.

• Lock the safety straps on portable spa covers or remove and store indoors along with any steps or benches.

• If you decide to remove any child safety fencing, do not allow children near the pool after the fence is removed.



• If there is a chance the pool motor or other permanently plumbed electrical equipment could be submerged, shut down power at the breaker panel. Sandbag the area around the equipment if possible. Wrap the exposed equipment in waterproof covering and tie it securely.

• Do not drain the pool completely. An empty pool is subject to “floating” or “popping” out of the ground due to “lift” pressure from excessive ground water. If you decide to lower the water level to help prevent the pool from overfl owing, do not drain past the bottom of the skimmer, as running the pump dry can cause serious pump damage.

• Add extra liquid chlorine and circulate the pool as much as possible before the storm or add a 3 inch. floating chlorinator to the pool to provide some sanitization in case you lose power and cannot run your pump.

• Don’t hesitate to add an extra dose of All In One Algaecide to further prevent a possible algae bloom.

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6140 Michael St.
Jupiter , Fl. 33458
(561) 743-0070
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