Preparing for Summer Storms: Protecting Your Fiberglass Pool


Summer is a great time for enjoying your fiberglass pool, but it’s also the season for storms. Preparing your pool for severe weather is crucial to ensuring its longevity and maintaining its pristine condition. At Indy Discount Pools, we want to help you safeguard your pool against potential damage from summer storms. Here’s how to protect your fiberglass pool.

Secure Loose Items
Before a storm hits, secure or store away any loose items around your pool area. This includes pool furniture, toys, cleaning equipment, and anything else that could become airborne during strong winds. These items can damage your pool’s surface or get lost during the storm.

Lower the Water Level
Reduce the water level in your pool by a few inches to prevent overflow during heavy rain. Obviously, avoid draining the pool completely, as this can cause structural damage. Consult a team member at one of our partner Pools of Fun Customer Care Locations to determine the appropriate water level adjustment.

Turn Off Electrical Equipment
Shut off all electrical equipment connected to your pool, including the pump, heater, and lighting systems. This prevents electrical damage and reduces the risk of fire or electrocution during the storm. You might consider covering the pool equipment with waterproof covers for added protection.

Protect the Pool Cover
If you have an automatic pool cover, ensure it is closed completely. Adding a water pump to the cover ensures the extra rainwater will be eliminated from standing on top of the cover fabric.

Add Extra Chlorine
Shock your pool with a higher dose of chlorine before the storm arrives, if your pool won’t be covered. This helps prevent algae and bacteria growth from the influx of rainwater and debris.

Trim Nearby Trees and Bushes
Prune any overhanging trees or bushes near your pool. This reduces the risk of branches falling into the pool and causing damage. Regular maintenance of your landscaping can prevent larger issues during a storm.

Post-Storm Cleanup
After the storm has passed, remove any debris from the pool using a skimmer net. Check the pool’s water chemistry and adjust as needed. Inspect your pool and equipment for any damage. If you notice any issues, please contact our partner, Pools of Fun for any repairs.

Preparing your fiberglass pool for summer storms is essential to maintaining its condition and ensuring its longevity. By taking these precautions, you can protect your pool from potential damage and enjoy a clean, safe swimming environment all summer long. At Indy Discount Pools, we’re here to assist with all your pool maintenance and repair needs. If you’re unsure about any aspect of pool care, consult us at Indy Discount Pools or with our pool partner at Pools of Fun.