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 contaminated the pool.
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.
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.