Weather the Storm: Safeguard Your Pool Heating System From Hurricanes
These tips will help prepare your pool heating systems for a hurricane.
Hurricane season is upon us. Despite recently recovering from Hurricane Ian, it’s important to continually prepare for the possibility of another storm. To help you with this, we’re sharing what you should do for your pool heating system to keep you prepared for a hurricane.
Our customer from Edgewater Club in Englewood, Florida, was at the epicenter of Hurricane Ian. However, they followed our recommendations. They inspected their units and hurricane straps for good condition and ensured no rust or missing screws. They also turned off their power, which helped them withstand the hurricane impressively well. Everything is still intact and nothing was blown away.
Along with checking your hurricane straps, we advise you to turn off the power to the heaters and all of your power equipment during a hurricane. Once the storm has passed and conditions are safe, we recommend calling us before turning your equipment back on. Several safety checks need to be conducted to ensure the units are safe to operate.
“Turn off the power to the heaters and all of your equipment during a hurricane.”
One of the safety checks involves the bond system for the unit, ensuring it has not been damaged or interrupted. We also inspect the units for any loose wires and check the hurricane straps for potential damage. Additionally, we’ll examine all of your electrical components for water intrusion and any damage before turning the power back on. The most important post-hurricane precaution is not to turn the power on to these units yourself. This could risk electrocution or even death.