A pool emergency can happen to any pool owner at any time. Maybe a storm or hurricane damaged the power grid, making your swimming pool’s circulation system useless. When you can’t use the pump for more than a day, here are a few tips to keep your pool water clean.
1) Remove debris from your pool. It is important to remove as much debris before you start the other tips. You can use a leaf rake or bagger to remove the most of it.
2) Sanitize the water. Since the pump cannot distribute the chlorine throughout the pool, you will need to use a fast dissolving chlorine.
3) Add algaecide. In the hot weather, you will need to act quickly to prevent algae from taking over your pool.
4) Circulate the pool water. Circulation is the most important part of a healthy pool. The primary function of circulation is to push water through the filter. A pump also keeps chlorine distributed throughout the pool. If you do not have power, use your pool brush to circulate the water. It is a good idea to brush all pool surfaces to also prevent staining and to keep algae from taking hold.
The important thing to remember when you have a pool emergency is to remain calm. You are not alone! Call Ohana Pool & Spa to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
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