Pools and Hurricanes Pt 2 The Cleanup


Ok, the storm is over and everyone is coming back to asses the damage.  Assuming the surge didn’t wash away everything, and your pumps and piping are all still intact…  Your pool is full of water.  Half of it happens to be ocean water from a quarter mile away.  On top of that you have roofing from the courthouse, leaves from the trees in the park, and half of your favorite tree, all in the pool.  Not fun.

This is where we help out.  Obviously, one guy with a net and pole can’t pull the 200 lb tree limbs out by himself.  The crew of folks (read Family Members) helping with your cleanup are going to have to do the heavy lifting with ropes etc.  In some cases, a truck may have to pull some of the big items out.  However, for 95% of it, we are going to come in and systematically bring things back online.  Debris first, shock to help clear water from bacteria growth, pumps and piping after the power comes on.  Once we do those things it’s a process of follow up to keep filters, and baskets clear and allow the systems to function properly.  There is often a period of water removal, and dilution as well.  Harbor water has a lot more than salt in it.  We often use special pump and filter systems to supplement what you already have.

In some cases we may run the pool and then shut it down to allow separation of different elements.  Then we pump from the top or bottom, depending on the weight of the water we want to remove.  Science… Yay!

Finally, we will do our thing while the rest of your property is being attended to as well.  Doing our best to stay out of the way while real important repairs like roofing and windows are being done.  The cleanup is usually not too expensive, as we had prepared the system already for power up etc.  So in most cases, it’s just the time required to get things back on track.  Add these invoices to your insurance claims just as you would anything else.

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