Thousands of homes are damaged yearly by wildfires. These devastating events are often caused by human error.
Even though your home and pool are not in danger of being destroyed by a fire, debris and ash from the fire can still enter the pool. Having a pool in good shape can help prevent these issues from happening in the future.
Clean Up Debris
It is important to remove as much debris from the water surface as possible before your filtration system is turned on.
Use an old t-shirt or other cloth to cover the net to trap particles.
Getting rid of debris from the bottom of the pool is also important. This can be done by hand or with a pool cleaner. It's also important to remove algae and other debris from the pool.
Ash and soot can cause staining on pool surfaces. They can also cause staining on in-ground plaster pool surfaces.
Check Your Pool Pump
When a natural disaster hits, turning off the pool pump is often a good idea to get your pool back in working order. Before you turn it on, make sure that the filter is clean and running properly.
Check Your Water Levels
After a fire, it's important to check to see if you should add more water to your pool. Make sure that the water level is leveled out before the skimmer is installed.
Check pH Level
Make sure that the water's pH level is in a healthy range. Doing so is very important to avoid getting into trouble as ash and soot can alter the pH.
Remove stains on pool surface
If the pool surface still has stains or residue, try adding a stain and removing it with a scale. This method will remove the stains in about 2 weeks. If the pool surface still has spots, hiring a pool maintenance professional is recommended.
No Electricity? Try This.
If you are without power, we suggest removing debris using a leaf bagger or a mesh bag. If you have access to a tap water, we suggest super chlorinating it to keep your Flow-Accretived Corrosion level low.
Wildfires can cause significant damage to your pool. As a leading pool insurance company, we take the safety of our customers and employees very seriously.
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