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    Hurricane Prep

    Greetings,

    With a tropical storm on the way here, and two more following right behind, is there any special preparations I need to do to my AGP? Do I need to tie down equipment (filters, etc)?

    As I am originally from the Midwest and moved to Virginia Beach, VA 2 years ago; I have never been through a tropical storm/hurricane.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Hurricane Prep

    Here's a recent thread on the subject....

    hurricane-questions-t9245.html?hilit=hurricane

    Good luck!
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    Re: Hurricane Prep

    I would have extra chlorine on hand for after the storm.

    Could/Does your yard flood? Think about your pool pump.

    And also what Mom said.
    Hotrod30

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Re: Hurricane Prep

    Gustav just came over Arkansas. I didn't think about how much rain we were going to have or the wind. We had VERY large Oak trees down everywhere. Thankfully, the AGP seemed to do okay. It's still raining but the brunt of the storm has moved on. Since I have a SWG, I plan to do some salt level checks after the rain settles a bit. I had lots of leaves in the pool but it seemed to do okay. I'll get those cleaned up soon enough. I guess with thousands of gallons of water the pool had enough to weigh it down so it wouldn't fly off. I was worried mostly about the wind somehow destroying it altogether, but then, what can you do? Hopefully, you won't have many problems. Be careful and say a little prayer.
    Ballparkmom
    16 x 33 x 52" AG pool, Hayward Vari-flo pump & sand filter, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 1 return, Zodiac LM3 24,000 SWG, Pool Rover Jr., 2 kids & a million toys

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    Re: Hurricane Prep

    Thanks for all the help everyone. Looks like Hanna's only going to be a tropical storm so we should be good. I'm more worried about Ike, we'll see which way he turns.
    BBBB?-Bleach, Baking Soda, Borax, BEER!
    18' x 33' x 54" AG Pool, Vinyl Liner
    17,700 Gal
    Pump: Baquapure Workhorse Superflow, 2.5HP, 2 Spd
    Filter: Baquapure High Rate Sand Filter, 26 inch
    Baquapure Water Polishing System

    Proud new Papa of a Pool Rover Junior! Born 6/20/08

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