How Did Hurricane Season Treat Your Pool?
Pools are easy to take for granted until something happens — like hurricane season. After damage from a hurricane, you need it fixed fast so that your pool can be back in service as soon as possible. But there are things you can do to ensure that your pool is safe for hurricane season. Learn more from Express Pool Plastering & Repairs in Houston and, if you need pool replastering services, contact us today!
Protecting Your Pool During Hurricane Season
The first step when it comes to hurricane season is taking extra precautions to keep your pool safe in the event of a storm. Here are some pool safety tips for hurricane season:
Remove all toys from the pool when a storm is coming
Ensure that your pool's water level remains below the skimmers and return jets in order to prevent them from being damaged during strong winds
Make sure the pool filter is clean and the pool equipment has been stored inside to prevent damage from debris or projectiles
Ensure pool drains are clear and open
Add extra chlorine to the pool water to maintain sanitary conditions
Have backup electricity ready to maintain pump power if necessary during a storm
What to Do If You Were Affected by the Hurricane
If your pool was affected by a hurricane, there are a few steps you need to take:
Take some time to assess the damage to your pool and pool deck
Clean up any debris from in and around your pool to better evaluate your pool
If you need repairs, contact a pool repair company as soon as possible to get started on the repair process
Contact your insurance company and file a claim
Signs You Need Someone to Take a Look at Your Pool
Not sure if your pool has been damaged during a hurricane or severe storm? Here are some signs that your pool might be damaged and it's time to call in the experts:
Pool water is cloudy
Pool equipment is damaged
Water on pool deck
Pool plaster has cracks or chips that are spidering out all over the surface of pool
Pool deck tiles have raised edges due to erosion, which can be a sign your pool coping was damaged by debris
Metal components of your system have rusted out due to standing rainwater
Our Pool Replaster Services
If you’ve experienced damage to your pool, it’s time to schedule pool replaster services. Express Pool Plastering & Repair provides pool replaster services throughout the Greater Houston Area. From pool replastering to resurfacing and renovations, we'll work with you to restore your pool and your pool deck to their original condition.
When pool season is over, it's easy to forget about your pool until next year. But when hurricane season rolls around, you'll be glad that you took the necessary precautions to protect your pool and ensure its safety throughout the storm season. If you need pool replastering repairs performed in Houston or any of our surrounding areas, don't hesitate to contact Express Pool Plastering & Repairs!