In the event of an impending hurricane, there are important steps to take to protect your pool from damage. Here are somethings to know about preparing a pool for a hurricane:
Disconnect all power sources that run to your pool equipment and store them indoors if possible.
Secure all furniture, toys, and other items near your pool or on its surface with ties or bungee cords to prevent them from becoming projectiles during high winds.
Cover aboveground pools with tarps or blankets secured with weights or anchors so they don’t become airborne during strong gusts of wind.
Make sure any trees near the pool are trimmed back so they won’t be blown into your pool area during high winds or topple over into it due to excessive rainfall saturation of soil around their roots.
Unplug pumps, chlorinators, heaters and other pieces of electronic equipment associated with your outdoor spa in order to prevent electrical surges caused by lightning strikes or fallen power lines damaging them beyond repair after the storm passes.
Clean out any gutters around the perimeter of your house as well as those connected directly to it – this will help reduce water overflowing onto your yard and possibly into the pool area during heavy rains.
Keep track of weather forecasts before and throughout the duration of an approaching hurricane – this will give you time to prepare accordingly while also enabling you to take necessary safety precautions during its passing should conditions suddenly worsen unexpectedly