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A storm is coming! Caring for your pool before the storm hits!

With Cyclone Oma almost here, it is always good to remember that just like your home, your pool needs some added care too and some pre-planning can save quite some effort post storm!

Turn the Power Off

To prevent any potential electrical issues, it is always important to remember to turn off the power to your pool equipment such as pump, filter, motor, heater, chlorinator and any lighting fixtures.

Even if you shut off the power, it can still be damaged by large amounts of wind, rain and debris that come with severe weather.

To avoid any damage, we recommend covering equipment with a large plastic tarp or waterproof coverings, firmly tied down.

Balance and Control

During a storm, it is inevitable that dirt and debris is going to find its way into your pool. Even though you will most likely need to shock the pool after a storm, by balancing the pool and adding an algae controller before a storm hits can save you a lot of work after the storm has come to pass, as the algae controller will be able to quickly and easily eliminate most contaminants at the time.

Clean up

If you have time before the storm, remove as many household items from around the pool area as possible. Never place objects in the pool to protect them from a storm, as this could create staining problems in your pool water.

Covers Off

Leave your pool open. Any covers across the pool will struggle to protect against dust and contaminants and it is not worth the risk in the event that a strong wind tears the cover off the pool. Placing your cover over the pool leaves it vulnerable to sharp branches and other debris that can damage the cover during a storm.

If you have any questions about preparing your pool for a storm, please call us on 0432 105 352.

Cyclone Debbie brought us this last time : #canal front property in Mermaid Waters

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