How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane


Hey everybody, Christa McCourt here and
today I am preparing our pool for a hurricane!
It’s a saltwater pool and these are just a few of the things that I think are
really good to know and do before a hurricane. So here we go. Number 1. Do
not drain your pool. The pool needs the water in it to hold the pool in the
ground, so leave the water in the pool. Number 2. Don’t put any furniture in
your pool. This can really damage the finish of your pool. Take all that
furniture and bring it inside. The garage is a great place to store it if you’ve
got room. Number 3. Super chlorinate the pool. We have a saltwater pool so we
were told to boost the pool for 24 hours and if you have a regular chlorine pool
then I would imagine you would just put a bunch of extra chlorine in and and let
it go. Number 4. So, don’t put the chlorine tabs directly in the pool. You
could use a floater that would be much better.
Number 5. Remove the baby gate or pool fence from around the pool. Ours is more
right in our patio area but a lot of people have it you know around the pool.
So they say to remove the baby gate because that can get damaged with the
high winds. What else, so number 6. Remove any toys, any items, any furniture
from around your pool and I have my work cut out for me. I have a ton of kid toys
and pool toys that I need to bring inside, so yay.
Number 7. Let’s see, remove the spa cover if you do have a spa. But we
don’t but if you do have a spa that has a cover on it, remove that cover. Bring it
inside and don’t drain the spa. The last one is they say to turn off the power to
the pool at the circuit breaker just before the storm hits. So you want to
avoid the risk of any kind of electrical damage to the pool equipment so you just
shut that breaker off and then turn it back on once the storm has passed and
the power is back on and you’ve made sure there is nothing is damaged, of course. So I
hope these tips have helped and good luck! Hopefully we all make it
through this storm OK! All right, take care. This is Christa McCourt, bye!

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