How to clean up pool after a monsoon is a question that swimming pool service contractors from Express Pool Care get asked regularly. Living in Arizona means you will have more than 300 days a year of sunshine and heat… it also means you will be faced with monsoon season. As a swimming pool owner in Phoenix, Arizona you need to know how to prepare for a monsoon and how to clean up your pool following a storm.
How to clean up pool after a monsoon
Monsoon season, though brief, can be violent and can wreak havoc on a pool. Following the rain, sometimes the hail and the dust storms that seem to blow through as part of the storm. there are steps you can take to mitigate damage to your pool and to ease in the clean up and recovery process.
When the monsoon comes through it will bring with it:
- Flying debris
- Excess amounts of rain water
August and early September are the monsoon times and when many swimming pool owners in Arizona reach out to swimming pool contractors to help them with after storm clean up.
Express Pool Care swimming pool service contractors can perform pool clean up and get your pool back into swim condition following the dust storm, monsoon or both.
What will a pool contractor do following the storm and what would a pool contractor recommend a pool owner do? Here are a few bits of advice.
- Do not turn on the electricity to the swimming pool until it’s been inspected. (Hopefully you were able to turn off the electricity to the pool before the storm started)
- Do not run pumps or filters. Dirt and debris can clog up the works.
- Take time to clear out floating debris. As soon as it’s safe, get out and pick out large pieces of debris and skim up smaller ones.
- Talk to a swimming pool service contractor and ask for advice on clearing out dirt or mud that’s sunk to the bottom of the pool. Care needs to be taken so you don’t damage the pool’s interior or damage the vacuum if you simply try to vacuum up the dirt and mud.
- If possible, cover the pool before the storm arrives.
- Store pool furniture and put away all toys. If you don’t have a storage area, tie down as much as you can to keep items from blowing into the pool or into the neighbor’s yard. Do not toss items into the pool.
- After the storm has passed, call your pool contractor to get on a cleaning schedule. If you work, regularly, with a pool contractor call him before the storm and get on his calendar for a clean up after the storm is over.
Pool contractors will be swamped with pool clean up calls and you may need to be patient until they can get to you. If you have to wait, do ask them what you can do to protect your pool prior to their arrival.