General Above Ground Pool Care Tips

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General Above Ground Pool Care Tips

Getting a brand new pool is exciting for any family, but there are some general tips that will help your pool last much longer.

General Above Ground Pool Care Tips

  • Spray for termites and other insects around the pool area annually, especially in wooded areas. Termites and other insects have been known to eat through pool liners. This is not covered under the liner warranty.
  • Keep grass from growing within 1’ of the pool wall. Nutgrass will grow through the liner if allowed to grow next to the pool wall.
  • Store hoses in shaded areas to make the hoses last longer.
  • Add chlorine in the evening to minimize chlorine loss due to sunlight.
  • Direct the eyeball in an upward position to get surface water circulating.
  • Use a chlorine stabilizer each season to reduce chlorine loss.
  • When there is excess debris or algae in the bottom of your pool, vacuum with the filter valve in the “waste” position.
  • Mount ladder to top ledge per instructions to stabilize ladder. The installer will not do this at the time of installation.
  • To extend your pool season, cover your pool at night with a solar cover or use a liquid solar blanket to keep the water warmer.
  • To cool off your pool water in the middle of the summer, use a pool fountain.
  • Read all warranty papers, manuals, and safety information.
  • The more you run the pump and filter, the cleaner and clearer your pool will stay.
  • Proper filtration and chemical maintenance can prevent many problems.
  • A pool is just like a lawn. If you keep it up on a regular basis, it’s not hard to manage. But if you let it go without tending to it, it is a lot of work to get it back into shape.

For more tips, or help with above ground pool maintenance, contact Smith Pools & Spas today!

 



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