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How do you Remove Broken Glass from a Swimming Pool

With St. Patrick’s day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about glass around your swimming pool. Broken glass in a pool is nearly impossible to see, making it one of the toughest problems to deal with.

There are a few ways to clean broken glass out of a pool, but this is the easiest way we’ve found to handle it.

1. Use a leaf rake (net) to scoop the large pieces out. Large pieces of glass will be too big to be vacuumed up, so you want to try to scoop out as much as possible before attempting to vacuum.

2. Vacuum the entire pool. Once you’re confident you have the large pieces of glass out, it’s time to vacuum. You’ll want to pay attention to the pump while you’re vacuuming. Listen carefully to the pump, and if it starts making strange noises, stop and turn off the pump. The pump basket could be filled up, or a piece of glass could be caught in the lines. If the pump basket seems empty but the pump is still acting strange, it’s time to call in a professional.

Keep in mind, vacuuming glass could damage your equipment, so your best bet is to call us to handle it. You should NOT drain your pool on your own. Pools love popping out of the ground in Florida, and that is a much larger problem than having a little glass in the pool.

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