What Will Heavy Rain Do To My Pool?
It's All In The Balance
Don't Go Green With Algae
Before The Storm
If you have time, there are some actions you can take before rain hits that will definitely save you time and money later.
- If your pool’s electric pump is removable, take it safely indoors as soon as a rainstorm is forecast. If that’s not possible, then some well-positioned sandbags can stop the electrics being damaged and save you forking out for an expensive replacement.
- Anticipate and prevent an algae invasion by adding an algaecide to the pool water before a storm.
- Avoid potential damage to your pool and surrounds by tying down and securing your garden furniture or outdoor toys.
- Don’t cover your pool. It won’t stop all the above, and pool covers can be badly damaged by storms.
- Don’t drain your pool. It may be tempting to avoid a flood by emptying the water altogether for winter, but this can seriously damage your pool. Long periods of heavy rain can cause the water table to rise and your pool liner could lift and crack. By keeping the weight of water inside the pool liner you’re increasing its stability in the ground.
Here at Barrier Reef Pools we can advise you on the best pool for your requirements. We have three showrooms in Perth so you can see exactly what you’re buying, so contact us today.