Above-Ground Swimming Pool Care

Above-Ground Swimming Pool CareIt is very important to take care of your above-ground swimming pool properly. There are many different aspects to take into account when doing so. Here are some directions to help you out when you are taking care of your backyard oasis.

Keeping Your Pool Covered is Key

When you purchase an above-ground pool, it is absolutely necessary to also purchase an above-ground pool cover. This will assist you in maintaining the cleanliness of your pool. It will prevent you from having to vacuum too much because it will keep leaves from blowing into your pool. Solar pool covers assist in not only cleanliness but also in keeping the warmth of your pool in. They are available in pool specialty stores or online, and they are very useful.

Pool covers are especially useful during the winter time, as the harsh weather can do a number on our pool’s exterior. The winter covers will help to prevent that. It is important though to keep an eye on the pool cover to make sure it is not holding water or ice, and that it is not sinking in to your above-ground pool.

The Importance of Chlorine

Maintaining the Chlorine levels in your above-ground pool can help to prevent gross algae and bacteria from growing in your pool. If the Chlorine level is not where it is supposed to be, the people who swim in your pool are subject to dangerous diseases.

The easiest way to maintain your Chlorine level is to buy a floating Chlorine canister. It will simply float around in your pool and you can look at the top of it to check your Chlorine levels. It is very simple and these canisters are also available at any pool specialty stores. The only downside to these canisters is that they only last a few weeks. They need to be replaces quite often.

Filters are Needed

Of course, to keep your pool clean, you will need to buy a filter. They only need to be cleaned at the beginning of the summer.

Vacuuming Dirt Will Help

Needless to say, you will need to purchase a vacuum for your pool. A lot of pool specialty stores sell vacuum heads that will attach directly to your garden hose, which is very convenient. Typically, vacuuming needs to happen once or twice a week in order to keep your above-ground pool in top shape. Unfortunately, even if we keep a lid on our pool, dirt will blow in as we are swimming in it, and it does need to be vacuumed. The good news is that 30 minutes of vacuuming once or twice a week will keep your pool squeaky clean! Just vacuum for a few minutes and you can swim your day away.

Above-ground pools range from 3 to 6 feet deep, and are very reasonably-priced, especially compared to in-ground pools. There are many benefits that come along with owning an above-ground pool, such as its portability and its simplicity, but like everything, it requires a good amount of maintenance and care. But it will all be worth it when you’re floating around your pool in the sun!