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Hurricane Clean Up Service - Southwest Florida

With hurricane season quickly approaching, it’s time to start devising a game plan in the event of a devastating storm.

The obvious factors that should be considered are your health, food, clean drinking water, shelter, and a generator. Other factors that you’ll want to consider are your clean up efforts.

In this article, we’re going to focus on the clean up of your swimming pool.

If you’ve only been a resident of Southwest Florida for a short period of time, you may not be aware that the Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Those of us that have lived here or owned a home here for a number of years, can attest to the fact that even though we haven’t had any seriously devastating storms make landfall since 2005, Florida is always at risk! The following storms come to mind:

  • Hurricane Donna (Category 4, 1960)
  • Hurricane Andrew (Category 5, 1992)
  • Hurricane Charley (Category 4, 2004)
  • Hurricane Wilma (Category 3, 2005)

According to the National Hurricane Center: Andrew, Charley, and Wilma caused over 62.6 billion dollars in damage and are listed in the top 6 of the 30 costliest mainland United States tropical cyclones, from 1900 to 2010. Hurricane Donna caused 50 deaths!

So if you haven’t had to deal with the effects of a major hurricane (such as the ones listed above), consider yourself fortunate because our peninsula is almost surrounded by warm tropical waters…perfect for sustaining hurricane force winds.

Cleaning up your swimming pool

When it’s time to begin the post-hurricane clean up process, you may want to leave the swimming pool to us and here’s why:

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CPR Training - Pool Pros

This is the 14th installment of “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

As we mentioned in Tip #1, one of the best ways you can make your pool safe for both children and adults, after you read the Pool Pros pool safety eBook, is to learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). If someone has an accident where they’ve ingested pool water and risk drowning, waiting for an ambulance and paramedics can waste precious minutes.

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#13: Keep Bug Repellant Out of Cool Pools

Posted by Joe On April 18th

Cool Pools - No Mosquitos

This is the 13th installment of “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

Unfortunately, buggy summers are a reality for most of us in southwest Florida. Mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums can turn your pleasant pool dreams into a nightmare. How can you reclaim your favorite pool space without these pesky bugs?

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Pool Renovation

This is the 8th installment of “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

A renovation to an existing pool can be a great way to get a big bang for your buck. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to get the look you want, but you can also get custom features that are suited to your family’s lifestyle.

When considering a pool renovation, you also have the opportunity to correct any safety hazards that may be lurking in your old pool. You can correct any broken tile or cracked cement, add safety railings to deck areas, add a pool fence or gate (see Tip #2), add a safety cover, and fix any plumbing components that need repair.

Having a pool renovation is a good time to review all your pool safety procedures. It’s a great reason to have another conversation with friends and family about proper pool use. Remind them:

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#2: Pool Renovation – Installing a Pool Fence

Posted by Joe On November 16th

Pool Renovation - Installing a Fence

This is the 1st installment of the “14 Ways to Make a Splash with Pool Safety which is available as a Free download from our eBook library.

In our first tip, we learned that fences are an essential safety feature for pools with children. By installing a professional fence or gate with some pool renovation, around your pool, you can eliminate some of the stress of managing pool safety hazards.

What are the key characteristics of a good pool fence or gate?

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