Safeguarding Your Pool During a Storm

Heavy rains and flooding are a constant worry for residents of Beaumont and surrounding coastal areas in Southeast Texas during hurricane season.

When we hear of an approaching storm, our first thought is to make sure our loved ones will be safe. Having an evacuation plan for your family and pets should be at the top of your priorities. 

Homeowners also need to ensure their homes will be as safe as possible by boarding up windows and creating a secure perimeter around the house. One aspect that usually not addressed is how to safeguard your outdoor areas, including your pool.

We’ve put together a checklist detailing how to safeguard your pool when a storm is approaching. We recommend you print or bookmark this checklist and share it with your friends and family.

What to Do Before the Storm Hits or Evacuation is Needed

Store Your Outdoor Furnishings

Bring all your patio furniture, potted plants, pool toys, gardening, and pool cleaning equipment inside. This will help prevent them from getting damaged or causing damage to your home if the storm blows them away or they get swept by the floodwaters.

Anchor heavy outdoor objects to a solid structure with rope or chains.

Don’t Drain Your Pool

Most homeowners mistakenly believe that draining their pools will prevent them from overflowing and flooding their property. This myth, unfortunately, is wrong. An adequately built pool will have overflows that will drain the excess water. You should ensure these overflow drains on your decking are clear of debris and dirt prior to the storm.

The water in your pool acts as a shield, not only does it help protect its finish, the weight of the water serves to prevent the pool from popping out of the ground.

Turn Off the Power 

During a storm, electrical surges, water, and strong winds can damage your pool pump and motor. The best way to prevent them from getting damaged is to turn off the electrical power. For this, you should turn off the circuit breaker to all the pool equipment, including pump, motor, lighting, and chlorinators.

What to Do After the Flood Waters Have Receded

Thoroughly Clean It

We encourage you to give us a call. Our pool experts will come by to evaluate any damages to your pool and thoroughly clean it.

After a flood, your pool will need to be:

Cleared of any debris to prevent it from permanently staining your pool
Have its water rebalanced with proper disinfectant and other important chemicals

Check Your Electrical System

Our pool experts will inspect your pump and motor for any signs of damage. If the motor got wet during the flood, it should be left to dry for at least 24 hours.

Reach Out for Help

At Crocodile Pools, we are here to help our fellow neighbors. If you are ever caught by surprise by a storm or flood and didn’t have time to safeguard your pool; don’t worry, we are just a phone call away. We will have your pool looking like new in no time!

Check out our Free Pool Maintenance Estimator.  You’ll be surprised how affordable it is to keep it safe and clean!

Schedule Regular Pool Cleanings

Contact us today to schedule weekly pool cleanings to keep your pool clean and healthy for your whole family. 

Our team of professionals will ensure your pool has the right chlorine and pH balance, and the water is clean as can be. 

We will also inspect your pool pump to ensure it is working correctly, and check your drains to make sure none of the covers are missing or broken.

At Crocodile Pools, we believe keeping your pool in optimal conditions shouldn’t cost you a bundle, use Free Pool Maintenance Estimator to schedule a Free Estimate Today!

Quality Pool Maintenance Solutions that ARE Affordable!

A lot of homeowners are concerned with the cost of properly maintaining a pool, but they really shouldn’t be. At Crocodile Pools, we can provide you with superb pool cleaning and maintenance services at a reasonable price. Contact Us to schedule a free evaluation and to set up weekly maintenance so your pool is always safe, beautiful and ready for your family and friends to enjoy!

Join our many other happy customers that now enjoy a beautiful safe, clean pool year-round. Best of all, we’ll save you money!

Crocodile Pools provides Southeast Texas with the highest quality pool maintenance services at the best prices.


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