Top Tips for Your Pool After a Storm
When heavy rain, strong winds and severe storms hit, your pool needs extra care to ensure it's safe and healthy.
Typically after heavy rain fall, a pool will require flocs, phosphate removers and adjuster chemicals, but always start with the basics after bad weather strikes and check these things first:
- Rain heavily dilutes chemicals, especially chlorine and salt. Add extra chlorine, even if you have a salt system, to prevent the levels dropping too low and minimise time for algae to bloom.
- Check that none of your electrical equipment (e.g pump, chlorinator) have been damaged by the weather and that no puddles have formed around them. If a safety issue has been presented, contact a professional right away.
- Debris & damage to equipment and surfaces.
- Motor burnout/fusion.
- Dilution of chlorine, salt and other chemicals, reducing their effectiveness.
- Additional phosphates can wash into your pool. Phosphate is food for algae, meaning a potential green pool.
- Electricity and safety issues, such as pumps and lights, short circuiting or blowing out.
After a storm:
- Balance your pool water and correct any chemical imbalance. Bring a water sample into Poolwerx and we can quickly analyse it and advise you what you need to get your pool back in balance
- Make sure you call a professional for all electrical issues.
If it’s all too much then please give us a call and book a service. Let us take the hassle out of getting your pool and equipment back in shape.