How Do I Care for My Swimming Pool After a Flood?

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Mid-spring to mid-summer is Severe Weather Season in Pennsylvania. That means we commonly see thunderstorms, tornadoes, and torrential downpours — sometimes, this leads to localized flooding. Whether your pool got drenched in the last passing monsoon or you’re just wondering what to do “in case,” Fronheiser Pools has you covered with the tried-and-true steps for cleaning up your pool after it floods.

Address any Electrical Issues Immediately

Chances are, if you just went through a flooding experience, you aren’t donning your swimsuit to jump in the pool just now. But you probably are walking around your yard, assessing damage, and cleaning up. The very first thing to check is for any electrical wires, lines, or equipment that may be in standing water. Whether it’s in your pool or anywhere on your property, go inside and alert the power company immediately. Stay inside until the power is shut off and it’s safe to resume your assessment and cleanup. Remember Saturday morning cartoons? Ya gotta play it safe around electricity. (Louis the Lightning Bug)

Now Tend to Water Quality

Before you swim again, you’ll need to make sure your pool water is back to clean and safe levels. A flood introduces numerous contaminants to the pool, including chemicals, oil and gasoline, debris … anything that washes up from roadways, waterways, neighbors’ yards, or even the local sewer system, can end up in your pool after a flood. PHTA recommends that pool owners completely drain their pools (once standing water has receded) and clean out your pool plumbing lines. Remove all the debris from the pool and replace all your filters. Refill your pool and follow our usual Water Care recommendations. For a free guide, courtesy of Fronheiser Pools, scroll down to our Pool Care Guide at the bottom of this page. 

Turn to the Experts

Fronheiser Pools is a full-service pool and spa company, and we offer both regular cleaning services as well as repair services. We also have a convenient Online Store to order the water care products you need to get your pool back to pristine condition following a flood, or any other time! 

Call us anytime at (610) 845-2221 and press #2 for service.

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Now offering Curbside Water Testing by Appointment Only!

Visit us online to schedule your 15-minute water testing consultation.

Simply select your store location and choose from the appointment slots available. Due to limited availability, we will only be able to accommodate up to (1) water test per household per week until further notice and increased staffing. 

Bring your water test bottle with a sample of your pool or spa water to your scheduled appointment. Please label the test bottle with your name, and leave it in the marked bin by the front door. Then, just wait in your car while we perform the water test. We will call you with your results and our recommendations for the products you will need to balance your pool or spa water. If you’d like to go ahead and get those products while you are here, we can deliver those curbside, as well. Please know that our staff have been instructed to leave all chemical purchases outside of the front door. Unfortunately, we will be unable to load in your car at this time. Just let us know that you would like to purchase chemicals when we call with your test results, and we can process your order over the phone. Once we have completed your water test, we will leave a copy of the printed out test results, along with your empty test bottle, in the marked bin outside the front door.

Due to the limitations of staff and anticipated demand for this service, we ask that you please arrive on-time for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can have enough time for a complete and accurate consultation. In order to keep you, our valued customer, and our staff safe, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing guidelines and give our staff at least 6’ of distance during this interaction. Thank you for being a loyal Fronheiser Pools customer!

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