Well the Northeast is preparing for Hurricane Irene. As I write this traffic and grocery stores are busy, filled with people stocking up on food, water and batteries; but what about your swimming pool? How do you prepare your pool for such an event as a hurricane in the Northeast? Depending upon your available time you may wish to close down the pool before the storm arrives, for some as school is beginning next week this may be appealing. By closing the pool and covering it you will avoid the windblown debris such as leaves, sticks etc. from going into the pool.