How To Clean A Pool After A Flood

CLEANING YOUR SWIMMING POOL AFTER A FLOOD OR STORM

In the wake of cyclone Debbie, many South-East Queensland home owners have found themselves with a rather large mess to clean up. If you have a pool on your property, this process could be a lengthy one as there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when ensuring that your pool is safe to swim in after a storm or flood. We highly recommend contacting our expert pool cleaners at Cozy Pool and Spa so that you can rest assured knowing your pool is being taken care of by professionals and so that you can focus on cleaning up your home. While you wait for Cozy Pool and Spa to arrive, here are our top tips for removing any immediate dangers to you and your family from your pool:

      1. CHECK FOR DAMAGES

        Once floodwaters or dangerous weather have receded, perform a thorough assessment of your pool and the surrounding area. Check for broken fences, furniture, pavers and hazardous debris.

      2. WILDLIFE

        Humans aren’t the only species that need to take refuge in wild weather. Make sure you inspect every nook and cranny for snakes, spiders and any    other possibly dangerous animals. Should you find any, please do not attempt to handle, harm or kill them in any way, call your local wildlife handler.

      3. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

        It’s common knowledge that electricity and water are not a good combination, so always make sure that you contact a licensed electrician to inspect your pool’s electrical equipment after flooding or severe storms.

      4. CONSTRUCTION

        After seeing the muddy water left behind by a flood or storm, it can be tempting to simply empty out your pool and refill it. We strongly advise against this as it may cause your pool to pop out, particularly if you own a fibreglass pool.

If your pool has been damaged by flooding or severe weather, make sure you call the pool experts at Cozy Pool and Space. Our professional team will ensure that your pool is back to being safe, clean and fun in no time!