June is synonymous with summer fun! Unfortunately, if you live in a coastal state, so are hurricanes. A hurricane means something different for everyone. For some, it’s a reason to throw a party, because there ain’t no party like a hurricane party. (Sorry- got carried away there) Others take a more serious approach (not to mention, less lyrical) by doing research and creating a checklist. Whatever your take on hurricane preparedness is, we know your pool and spa is an investment. An investment you want to protect. If you prepare in advance of the storm, you may even have time to enjoy a hurricane party, too. To help, we have collected a list of tips from our colleagues in the industry of the do’s and don’ts for preparing your pool and/or spa for a storm.
Before you begin your pool and spa preparations, be sure your family and home are as ready for a storm as they can be. For information on preparing your family and home for hurricane season, visit Red Cross, FEMA, or National Hurricane Center.
Remember, it is always best to get started early! The idea is to prepare as much as you can now and then finish the remaining tasks PRIOR to the arrival of the storm. For your safety, do not attempt to “prepare” during the storm.
This list is not meant to be all inclusive. It is a list of tips, collected by us and presented to you, as a tool and resource to help you prepare for hurricane season.
What do you do to get your pool and spa ready for hurricane season? We’d love to hear from you. Send your checklist and suggestions to [email protected]
In addition to our own pool and spa experts, Matt Ribar and Rick Hamilton, we used the following resources to create this post: Florida Swimming Pool Association, Aqua Rest Spas, Master Spa Parts, Leslie’s Pool, Hot Tub Works, America’s Swimming Pool Co., Pinch a Penny, PoolCenter.com, Pool and Hot Tub Alliance