If you live in the Henderson or Las Vegas area and have a swimming pool we are pretty confident in saying that it hasn’t been that easy over the last month or so. A number of storms that have blown through our area have been plenty and they have left a lot of destruction in their path. From high winds to more acidic rain and debris we have seen just about everything in the swimming pools we take care of. With that said we wanted to share what we’ve seen in the swimming pools, what you can do to help and things you will need to do as soon as possible after a storm to prevent unnecessary expenses.
As a residential weekly service and maintenance company the last month or so has been a little more challenging than most. The reason why is the amount of high winds and storms we’ve experienced. These winds have caused down trees, branches, leaves, pollen, chairs and so much more that have blown into the swimming pool. Yes, we have had to remove a few chairs, branches and lots of debris from swimming pools recently. This has caused major chemistry issues in the swimming pool because pollen, leaves and tree branches definitely eat up the chlorine. Please keep in mind that even when you have a backyard with limited vegetation you can still get all of this from the high winds we are experiencing and that means that it needs to be removed as soon as possible. One very important thing to keep in mind is….. even with a weekly pool service don’t wait for them to come back if your swimming pool is loaded with debris. You need to remove it as soon as possible to prevent your swimming pool from turning green and possible motor/pump burnout. You will need to remove the debris from the surface of the swimming pool as well as the floor. You will also need to empty the skimmer and pump baskets to keep an adequate flow of water into the filter. When these get clogged your pump/motor could run without water and when this happens burnout is possible which is an expensive fix.
Many people will say that they hire a company to take care of their swimming pool which is great but if the company comes on a Tuesday and a storm blows through that night, you can’t let the debris sit in the pool for an entire week! That’s why removing it and cleaning the swimming pool as soon as possible is vital. In times of a storm, you can add additional chlorine before the storm to keep those levels high and prevent a loss of too much chlorine. As for your swimming pool, during times of a storm can make it more difficult to control but making sure chemistry remains correct and the pool free of debris can make it a lot less of a headache. Test the water to make sure your levels are still in a good range because rain and debris have a big effect on your water’s chemistry and rain can cause your pH to drop quickly. If the storm was big, it may be a good idea to get the water professionally checked; you don’t want to end up with a green or cloudy pool from the storm.
At Clark County Pool & Lawn we want to make your life easy and we also want to ensure your swimming pool is always ready to swim in when you desire. Please contact us today for an inspection and quote on service for your swimming pool. We promise excellent service and a pool that is safe to swim in.