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Cleaning Swimming Pools After Floods or Storms

When a swimming pool has been inundated with floodwater there are many issues that need to be considered. It is not essential that a swimming pool be restored immediately but it is essential to assess the condition of the swimming pool and make it safe before starting any work. An unused swimming pool is not likely to transmit, or become a source of, diseases in the short term unless sewage has...

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How to Clean Hurricane-Damaged Pools

Terry Arko, recreational product specialist for SeaKlear.   A hurricane-affected pool. In October 2012, a hurricane of unprecedented scope hit the East Coast. New Jersey was especially hard-hit with a catastrophic storm surge; at one point, 80 percent of Atlantic City was underwater — as were the swimming pools in that area, too.  Much of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas is susceptible to...

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Aqua Magazine
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Pool Water Treatment

Remember to always use caution when cleaning and adding chemicals to your pool. Never mix chemicals before adding them to your pool, and always read directions and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the highest level of safety. If you are unsure of any of the procedures above, it is best to contact a pool professional to help maintain your swimming pool.  Cloudy/Dull...

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PoolCleaningSolutions.com
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Hurricanes

HURRICANES This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Basic Preparedness Tips Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where...

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Prepare Your Swimming Pool for A Storm

When preparing your pool for a hurricane, there are many steps to take before the storm. First, make sure your water level is good. Don't drain any extra water out. Then, superchlorinate the water in your pool. You can do this by using liquid chlorine, granular chlorine, or a long term algacide. Then let your pool run for a few hours. If you have a baby fence around your...

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The E.W. Scripps Company

Preparing Your Pool for Hurricanes

There are several steps you can take to prepare and protect your swimming pool during hurricane season. Before the storm Afternoon thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes can drop a lot of water onto your pool deck and out to your yard. The first step is to make sure as much water as possible drains from the deck as quickly as possible. Test how well your deck drains by using a garden...

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Five Important Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is set to bring flooding rains to parts of the East Coast, possibly starting as early as Saturday. Here are five important steps to help you prepare for the wild weather ahead.  1. Ensure you have bottled or potable water to last a few days. You should have several litres of water set aside, per person per day. The public water supply can quickly become contaminated due to...

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The Weather Network

Hurricane Preparation

When a storm threatens, what should you do? Hurricane preparedness is merely a matter of planning ahead. Hurricane threats come in many forms, including storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Helpful Links Standby Generators - from whole house to portable generatorsEmergency Supplies - supplies you could need in a hurricaneHurricane Shutters - shutters to protect your homeHurricane...

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Hurricane.com

Storm Preparation for your Pool

Storm season is here. I know that we are well into  the official "Storm Season", but August and September always seem to be the months where the reality of a weather event comes to fruition. You should prepare your home well in advance of the start of the season and your pool area is no exception.  Here are a few tips to get you started: Be sure to revisit your home owner’s insurance policy. Take...

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SwimmingPool.com

Storm Preparation Tips

It takes at least two things to get through the adverse effects of a severe storm - preparation and patience. Not only can they make an uncomfortable situation tolerable, sometimes they also may actually save your life. By following these suggestions, you will be as ready as anyone can be to handle the unexpected knocks of a nasty storm: Check medications that require refrigeration -- Be sure...

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