Swimming Pools
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After the Event

  • Do not drain your pool, even if it is full of debris. Because of the high water table in South Florida, the pool may pop out of the ground.
  • Clean the pool thoroughly as soon as possible to prevent debris from staining the finish.
  • Return the water level to normal for proper skimming action.
  • Reinstall child safety fence, if removed before the storm.
  • Reinstall the pool pump motor, or remove any protective wrappings and check for flood damage. If the pump was under water, or got wet, wait until it has thoroughly dried out before turning it back on, at least a good 24 hours. If you are unsure about the motor, have it checked out by a professional before using. 
  • Balance the pH of the water, super-chlorinate, and run the filter until the water is clean.
  • Don't allow anyone to use your pool right before or after superchlorination. 
  • If there is no electricity after the storm, pools can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Maintaining proper chlorination is very important.

Updated June 2017