Video:Prepare a Pool for a Stormwith Scott Schmitz
If a storm is brewing or your area is on hurricane watch, it's important to secure your pool and the area surrounding it. Find out how.See Transcript
Transcript:Prepare a Pool for a StormHi, I'm Scott Schmitz of All American Custom Pools and Spas in Norwalk, Connecticut for About.com. Today we're going to be talking to you about storm safety around a swimming pool - removing things that could become projectiles in a bad storm and how to button it up and keep it nice and safe so you have nothing to worry about. Storm safety, in places like Florida, where you get hurricanes it's a big deal - it's something that you need to look out for.
Remove Accessories and DecorationsAs you see around this swimming pool, there are planters. Some people have a lot of things that could fly around - furniture, so on and so forth. I recommend you put all of that stuff away either in your shed or in your garage if there's a threat of a storm or something of that nature.
Secure the Pool Filtration EquipmentThe other thing you want to do is take care of your filtration equipment. Secure it the best it can be. Unplug your electrical sources, shut the breakers down. You don't want anything that could cause a fire happening. And again, this is all a projectile. It will fly around in a hurricane, it could go through your window, so definitely secure it.
Remove Patio Furniture During a StormIf you have plastic furniture, and you don't have any place to put it, feel free to put it inside of the swimming pool. So it can't fly off your deck and end up in your kitchen.
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