It’s important to use the right chemicals and tools to clean swimming pools after a storm. Come see us in the store – we want to help make sure you prevent any additional damage to your above ground swimming pool and deck designs!
Ideally, pools that have been contaminated with floodwater should be drained and refilled with fresh water. In cases where this isn’t possible or the damage is not as critical, water can be cleaned with chemicals, flocculation and filtration.
After any type of flood situation, pool equipment should first be inspected and verified to be in good working order. Of most importance: electrical devices. Be sure to test them and replace or repair swimming pool supplies as needed. In addition, the filter should be inspected before any attempt to clean dirty water in pools. The following is a suggestion for dealing with flooded pools.
1. First, remove as much physical debris as possible.
2. Make sure all skimmer and pump baskets are free of debris with good circulation and filtration.
3. Superchlorinate the pool to at least 20 ppm.