There are many things that you can do when a storm is approaching to protect your swimming pool area. Keeping a checklist handy will help guide you through what to do prior to a storm hitting or before you need to evacuate.
If you are concerned about your pool flooding, you can lower the water level 1-2 feet, but NEVER drain it completely. If you drain it completely, it could pop out of the ground. You also need to remember that the water will serve as a barrier to protect your pool’s finish from debris that might be thrown into the pool.
You will want to take precautions for your swimming pool equipment, otherwise significant damage can occur with the pump. Make sure the circuit breaker is turned off. You can then either remove the pump’s motor and store it high or tightly wrap it in plastic.
You want to survey your pool area for loose pool parts and secure them. You also want to be sure to put away patio furniture, toys, pool cleaning equipment, plants, etc. You should be sure that they are safely inside so that they don’t get blown around during the storm and possibly damage your home or pool. Be sure to secure heavier objects with rope or chain.
You should keep trees and shrubs pruned year round so that there will be less debris to clean up after a storm.