This spring of 2024, Texas has been experiencing particularly severe weather, significantly impacting various regions, including effects on swimming pools. A combination of factors, such as a declared Super El Niño and increased precipitation, have led to flooding and other weather-related issues across the state. Homeowners with swimming pools need to be aware of the potential impacts and necessary maintenance to ensure their pools remain in optimal condition.

In Texas, powerful storms bring fierce winds, hail, and heavy rains. The debris from these storms can damage your pool’s sides, deck, and water features like fountains. If your pool has sustained structural damage from a storm, our pool repair specialists are here to help!

Effects of Severe Weather on Swimming Pools

Flooding and Debris: Heavy rains and flash floods can introduce significant amounts of debris into swimming pools, leading to clogged filters and damaged pool equipment, which requires more frequent maintenance and potentially costly repairs.

Chemical Imbalance: Severe weather can disrupt the chemical balance of pool water. Rainwater can dilute chlorine and alter pH levels, making it necessary to test and adjust the pool chemistry more frequently to maintain safe swimming conditions.

Structural Damage: Prolonged exposure to water from flooding can weaken pool structures, especially older ones. This can lead to issues such as cracks or leaks that require professional inspection and repair.

Tree Damage: High winds and storms can cause trees to fall, sometimes into swimming pools. Removing these trees, especially large ones requires specialized equipment and techniques.

Severe weather can indeed substantially impact swimming pools, from minor inconveniences to significant structural issues. At Colin Irons Pool Leak Detection and Repair Service, we have over 25 years of experience in caring for and repairing swimming pools affected by storms and floods. We recommend homeowners be vigilant and consider professional inspections after severe weather events to ensure their pools remain safe and functional.  Call us at (940) 484-4468 anytime to ask about pool maintenance and safety.