Having a water body in your backyard could add to your chores, as maintaining above ground pools do require maintenance.
Above ground, pools need a little time and effort to be maintained. Here are a few maintenance tips for your pool:
- Keep your pool water clean and safe with a pump and filter. These are essential tools for above ground pool maintenance. Run the pump for 8 to 12 hours during the day. Also, allow the water to circulate in your pool’s perimeter. Algae and bacteria have a harder time taking hold with water in motion. Water circulation also directs more debris to the skimmer where your filter captures it.
- All above ground pools have areas that circulate very little or do not circulate at all. Such areas become breeding grounds for algae and other similar problems. You should wash and vacuum the walls and floor of your pool at least once a week. You will still need to do a little brushing once a week, even if you use an automatic above ground pool.
- Make sure that you test your water for two critical factors on a regular basis – pH and sanitizers. You should do this at least three times a week. When you test pH and sanitizer levels regularly, it ensures that your pool has clear water all season long. The quickest way to do this is a digital test strip reader.
- Chlorine tablets and granules, or sticks are an effective sanitizer for above ground pools. They help in wiping out bacteria and keeping your water clean and safe. Whichever form of chlorine you choose, make sure that you use stabilized chlorine. This is processed for protection against the damaging rays of the sun, makes the chemical work more effectively, and lasts longer. Make sure that your skimmer, automatic feeder, and floater always have chlorine for continuous sanitizing.Maintaining above ground pools is extremely important, as it ensures safe and sanitized water.