Pools are a great joy to have especially in summers to enjoy a splash in the cold refreshing water and beat the heat of the day. However, the weather could become unpredicted in summer and there is always a chance of rain, hailstorms, thunderstorm, and so on. In such a case, you have an additional responsibility to perform i.e. protect your pool. Keeping the pool safety is important to avoid water contamination, formation of fungus, floor damage, and so on. It is also suggested to be aware of weather forecasts. According to the best swimming pool companies in dubai, drizzles can cause no serious harm, however, thunderstorms and torrential storms can damage the pool very well. To secure the pool from rainwater in light sprinkles, just cover up the pool with a good quality pool cover easily available at any swimming pool company in dubai. However, for heavy rains, follow these precautions.
Secure the equipment
Before it gets heavy, secure pool equipment such as pool pumps and floaters from submerging in the water. Submerging in the water can cause severe damage to the pool pump and may lead to replacement. So make sure to keep the pool pump indoors before it starts raining.
Secure pool from flooding
The skimmers and drains in the pool are installed to drain the pool from excessive water. However, these could become useless in case of heavy rainfall. In case of heavy rainfall, it is advised to lower the water level 1-2 feet in the pool. Many make the mistake of emptying the pool altogether but we highly advise against it as the heavy rain can potentially float the pool, hold it down, or lift it out from the ground. The water in the pool is essential to add some weight to the pool.
Secure from contamination
The rainwater is acidic and can possess pollutants, dust, germs, and algae. When it hits the pool, it contaminates the existing water in the pool and leads to the formation of algae, and adds debris to the floor. To avoid this contamination, it is important to balance the chemistry i.e. pH levels before the rain starts. Knowing the weather forecast is crucial in this regard. In case the water is contaminated beyond the repair, seek the help of professionals.
Secure the surrounding area
Heavy rain can also hurt the surrounding area of the pool or the deck. To secure the deck, it is essential to lower the water level in the pool. The penetration of water beneath the deck or accumulation in the ground could very well damage the deck. In such a case, make sure that deck drains are working properly. Seek the help of professional swimming pool contractors in dubai, to handle the pool repairs and maintenance after heavy rain.