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    Preparing for TS Erika

    Thought we might start a thread on pool preparations for Erika.

    Being a lifelong resident of Florida I have been through my fair share, but this is my first with a pool.

    Suggestions on where to start???


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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    Stock up on bleach/chlorine. If it comes your way adjust the pH and bring the pool up to shock level if not a little above before the storm hits while you still have power.

    If you do loose power keep the FC up by additions of chlorine and mixing by brushing the pool. Use your net to get and debris out of the pool as wipe icky as possible.

    As always, worry about yourself first. Stay inside during the storm and watch out for downed wires after the storm.
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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    Does covering the pool help...assuming you have a pool cover, of course.
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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    MOVE any lightweight items away from the pool. You know where it's gonna end up.
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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    MOVE any lightweight items away from the pool. You know where it's gonna end up.
    When I was growing up in Florida anytime a hurricane was on the way the neighbors threw all their patio furniture in the pool to "protect" it. As a matter of fact, that was common for many people.
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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    When I was growing up in Florida anytime a hurricane was on the way the neighbors threw all their patio furniture in the pool to "protect" it. As a matter of fact, that was common for many people.
    This is always what my aunt did as well. Make sense it surely won't fly away.


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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    Erika has dissipated for now so it might be a moot point; however, one thing we always did was to lower the pool water to just above the skimmer inlet to prevent overflow. if you lose power, you will only be left with a gravity drain (rather than the pump) so it's best to plan ahead based on projected rainfall.
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    Re: Preparing for TS Erika

    One more time I'll say---------Generator!
    (and gas to run it too)
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