Above Ground Swimming Pool Maintenance - Tips to Keep it Clean

by Pool Builders on 04-29-2009 in Articles

Owning an above ground pool can mean a lot of work. Above ground swimming pool maintenance is very important because they are an open water system. This means that they're highly susceptible to environmental factors such as algae, bacteria, fungi, viruses and so on.

Maintaining a healthy a swimming pool can be a lot of work, especially if you're not sure how best to go about it. But it really doesn't have to be, by following some easy and solid tips to keep the water fresh and enjoyable.

Cover Your Pool When Not In Use

I imagine you probably know this one all ready, but I stress it because it's really important. In addition you can get solar covers which are designed to trap heat from the sun. This keeps the water nice and warm.

Check The Chlorine Level Every Day

Investing in a good pool testing kit is a must. As chlorine levels decrease algae and fungi are more likely to grow. These can be difficult to clean and neutralize, so be sure your chlorine is doing it's job.

If you keep your pool up during the winter, still monitor it. Even in winter bacteria and other pool enemies can creep in.

Vacuum Once a Week

The dirt brought in by people using the people can build up fast. This can cause pool staining and bring in more bacteria and such that can make your pool unsafe to swim in. That's why I recommend vacuuming at least once a week. It's quick and easy to do. If you're pool is used frequently, you may have to vacuum more than once a week.

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