Maintenance Tips for Above-ground Pool

Having an inground pool sounds good, but sometimes their not always possible to install. So an above-ground pool is an option that can still give you fun and excitement during summer days. And here are some maintenance tips for above-ground pool.

The above-ground swimming pool has a lot of different variety of styles to choose from. Range from inexpensive model to a more expensive one.

Here are some tips for above-ground pools to keep your pool water clean.

Check these things for your above-ground pool:

  • Circulation

It is important to remember for your above-ground pool maintenance is water circulation.

To manage a good circulation in your pool includes more than simply filtering the water. Meaning lets all the water move into the filter and get through it. It is good to ensure that you have a good circulation of the pool water to keep your pool clean.

Besides the filter turnover, circulation must also remove “dead spots”. Dead spots accumulate algae, dirt, and debris.

Common dead spots:
  • Behind ladders stairs
  • The lower half of the pool
  • Corners and exact center
  • The more the water circulates, the better the filtration.


Having a good circulation system also needs proper filtration. Once the water is circulating, filtration will then removed the dirt, debris, and algae.

Types of filtration system:
  • Sand Filter
  • Cartridge Filter
  • Diatomaceous (DE)Filter

Each filter almost functions the same way, sand filters remove the largest particles and DE filters remove the smallest. Whatever filter you choose, make sure to run the pool filter from 8-12 hours each day.

  • Water Testing

Water testing is important to check if the pool water is in good condition. Even if the pool water looks good sometimes it does not mean it’s ok. You need to check the water at least twice a week.

  • Chlorine
    1.00 to 3.00 ppm
  • pH
    7.2 to 7.8
  • Alkalinity
    80 to 120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness
    200 to 400 ppm

Test the pool water on a regular basis to keep your pool sparkling clean.

  • Cleaning

A swimming pool needs regular cleaning to keep it safe for everyone.

Manual cleaning includes:
  • Skimming
  • Vacuuming
  • Brushing

It may be an in-ground or above-ground pool always remember to keep your pool clean and safe all year round.

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