We have 10 days until Summer officially starts, which means that it’s time to get those swimming pools ready. Travelers Insurance has a few tips to help homeowners get those pools primed for the season.
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Remove and Store the Cover
To start, you may need a couple of people to help you clean the debris from the pool cover and remove it from the pool. Then, thoroughly clean the cover then, once its completely dry, sprinkle talcum powder on it. This will help prevent mold and mildew. Finally, loosely fold and store it in a cool, dry area.
Inspect, Re-install and Reconnect all Pool Parts and Equipment
The most important thing to remember is to safety inspect your pool and its equipment. Call a professional to inspect all electrical components of your pools filter, pump and heater. Once you know that everything is working and grounded properly, you can go ahead and clean, lubricate and de-winterize any drains and accessories your pool has.
Prep the Pool and Water
Now that the pool is cleaned, it’s time to get your pool water tested and get the water chemistry levels adjusted. It’s important to know what the water requirements are so you may want to contact a local pool supply store to ask.
Prep the Area Around Your Pool
It’s crucial that you know that while your pool is meant to be a place of fun, there are certain risks that will always be present. Your job is to guard yourself and your guests from accidental slips and falls. This means that you want to post pool rules and safety signs as well as making sure you have cleared any potential hazards from the decking or walkways near the pool.
Also, you will want to be sure that your pool fencing is in good condition and works properly. Each state has its own laws and regulations about pool fencing and signage. Contact your local and state government agencies to ensure you remain in compliance with all requirements.
Taking the necessary precautions to prepare for the season ahead can help keep your pool clean and safe for you, your family and friends to enjoy all summer long.
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