Monsoon season can be so fascinating. Thundering clouds, the sound of rain, crackling lightning, all this feel more pleasing than any of the chatters and above all, the air smells so fresh and rejuvenating.
But a heavy downpour can also trouble your swimming pool and make your crystal clear blue pool water look filthy and grimy.
Herein, we are sharing 5 tips to prepare your swimming pool for the unexpected rains:
1. Cover your pool
Using a pool cover is one of the common options to protect your swimming pool during the rainy season.
But if you can have a pool enclosure installed, then it’s a win-win situation as this adds to the outdoor decor of your property.
Installing any kind of these pool covers will defend your pool against heavy rain, dust, dirt, debris, bugs, contaminants, and more.
In addition, it also helps to retain heat, prevents evaporation, balances chemical level, and provides an extra layer of safety to your pool.
2. Do not drain your pool
If there is a forecast for a heavy downpour, you may want to drain the water to prevent your pool from flooding.
But, this may hurt your pool much more than heavy rains. Draining makes the pool unprotected and more vulnerable to acute damages.
Keeping the water inside your pool will protect your pool and will provide an easier clean up after a heavy rainstorm.
3. Balance pool chemistry
Adding necessary chemicals to limit the future growth of unwanted algae is a recommended practice to fight against heavy showers.
Add a large dose of chlorine, or algaecide in advance to prepare your pool for the rainy season. Pay attention to the pH level and chlorine level of your pool to ensure it’s safe to use before and after the rain.
Seek professional help to determine the right proportion of chemicals needed for your swimming pool.
4. Turn off pool equipment
To prevent electrical accidents, it’s important to turn off your pool equipment — such as pumps, filters, heaters, and lighting fixtures ahead of the monsoons.
To add an extra layer of protection, cover your pool equipment with waterproof sheets and store them in a dry place. In case you forget to store your pool equipment, then they may get waterlogged and will need replacement.
5. Maintain your landscape
During rains, leaves, broken twigs, branches, grains, flowers, and tree blossoms can easily fall into your pool.
These additional intruders can drastically disturb the chemical level of water, clog the filter, and can cause more problems if not addressed.
Before a rainstorm hits, it’s important to take a good look at your landscape to protect your pool, yard, and home. Some of the tips to follow are;
- Mow your grass too short;
- Prune your trees and shrubs;
- Trim overhanging branches and limbs;
- Sweep your garden.
In the end…
Putting in some effort and by following the above-mentioned tips ahead of the wet season will make your pool look enticing even during the bad weather.
Also, after the departure of monsoons, you will be left with less cleaning and soon you will be able to enjoy your sparkling clear and healthy swimming pool.