So whether you're proactive before the rain or recovering after a downfall, here are the steps you need to take care for your pool during a rainy season.
How to care for your pool before it rains:
- Balance your pH and alkalinity to keep your water
- Shock your pool water and even raise the chlorine level 1-2 ppm over what is normally recommended or needed.
- Remember, preventing algae is key to keeping your pool surfaces clean. So keep an algaecide in the water for defense against an algae outbreak.
- Brush your pool's surfaces. Regularly brushing your pool walls and floor can help remove any small algae particle so that they circulate into the filter.
- Always follow your filter cleaning schedule. Clean your pool filter by following the manufacturer's cleaning instructions.
How to care for your pool after it rains:
- Use a skimmer net or leaf rake to remove large debris from your pool water.
- Remove any remaining fine debris from your pool's floor with a roller vacuum head.
- Ensure the skimmer baskets and pump lint basket are not clogged with debris and that the pump is working at normal rates.
- If algae has bloomed, use an algaecide and brush it off your pools surface, steps, walls and floor.
- Super chlorinate the pool water with a chlorine shock to kill off any growing algae.
- Maintain proper filtration. A good filtration system can trap dead or circulating debris and algae.
- Remove phosphates by using Starver M or Nilphos.
Of course, we always recommend coming in for a Free Water Test for an accurate assessment of what your pool water needs to ensure it's healthy, safe and clear.