|Posted by paragonpools on November 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM|
The recent natural tragedy on the east coast has left commercial properties and homeowners in a terrible situation. The process of putting lives and homes back together has only started, and while the focus may be on putting a roof over their head, those with a pool or spa have added complications and concerns.
I feel it is important to share some vital information with my audience. Even though you may not be directly affected, you may have family and friends who suffered the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.
Obvious destruction would be the physical damage such as caved-in walls, or cracked shells, however there are some things one should also consider when assessing the damage. For instance equipment and electrical components that have been contaminated by sea water and/or sand washed up from the beach will need to be completely replaced with new components, this includes: filters, pumps, heaters, and lights as well as other components.
Don’t allow a tragedy caused by nature miss-guide your judgment by seeking a quick-cheap solution that could result in further problems later. Before you take any action consult a licensed CBP (Certified Building Professional) or CSP (Certified Service Professional). A list of qualified pool professionals can be found through the APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals) www.apsp.org . Or feel free to contact me directly and I will be happy to assist in locating a professional in your area.
Photos courtesy of Robert Blanda, CBP, CSP President Mill Bergen Pools, Brooklyn, New York www.millbergenpools.com