Hurricane season starts June 1st and as a South Florida resident, there is nothing more important than being prepared. There are a lot of simple precautions that you can take in order to ensure that you and your family remain as safe as possible during this time. Preparation is key during hurricane season and here are a few tips to help secure your home and backyard properly.
One major issue that typically comes along with hurricane season is a lot of water. Homeowners should make sure to drain their pool as much as possible, but not too much because then if it does not rain at all it could be another issue. You can talk to your swimming pool provider to learn the best way to drain your pool and what the proper level of water is.
Debris can also be a major issue. Some things you cannot prevent, but by taking time to trim any extra tree limbs and branches in your yard you can prevent possible damage to your swimming pool, screen area (if applicable), home and any equipment that you have exposed. Another form of debris can come from any pool toys, patio furniture or any other loose items that are in your yard area. Make sure to store all of these items so that they do not have the potential to become flying projectiles in case a storm was to come. This is not only dangerous to you and your home but can be dangerous to those around you as well. If you have nowhere to store these items and you have a concrete pool, then gently place them in the pool to help keep them in place.
If a storm is quickly approaching, then there are also immediate precautions to take. First off, make sure that all of your electrical power is shut off at the circuit breakers. Again, we remind you to never completely empty your pool. Pools that have been emptied may experience serious structural problems and could even be lifted off their foundations.
As a local South Florida company, Treasure Pools & Services does not take hurricane season lightly. We urge families to take all precautions during this time. If you should have any questions about what techniques are best, visit our website for more information. Stay safe Florida!