The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the world’s largest pool, spa and hot tub trade association recently offered some advice to swimming pool and hot tub owners affected by Hurricane Sandy. We thought we would share their advice here:
Most likely pool and hot tubs owners are not thinking about their pools and hot tubs in the days following the big storm. However, Bill Weber, APSP president and CEO encourages all owners to consider the following information:
- Standing water in a pool or hot tub can be hazardous and unhealthy, breeding mosquitoes which are associated with West Nile Virus (probably not a problem in late fall, but worth consideration in Southern states).
- Pool or hot tub covers damaged or missing from the hurricane could pose a drowning hazard.
- Pools that have been winterized prior to the hurricane should be considered for re-inspection.
“By being aware of the information above, pool and hot tub owners can make their home and backyard safer,” said Weber. “And at a time when some affected families are frustrated with clean up after the storm, they should be comforted that APSP members are willing and ready to assist.”
Neave Pools and the entire Neave Group Outdoor Solutions team is prepared to help our customers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Whether you need your swimming pool re-inspected before winter hits or you need fallen trees and limbs removed, please do not hesitate to call us.
We are here to help and have an emergency line available 24/7/365. Just call (845) 463-0592.
Our thoughts are with you and your families as we hope you are faring well despite these unprecedented circumstances. Be well and be safe.
~ The Neave Group Team