Once your pool is up and functional, you’ll begin to realize there are benefits to making above ground pool maintenance easy and efficient. The following products are either essential or highly recommended to help you get the most enjoyment out of your above ground pool.
Floating Chlorine Dispenser
Chlorine tablets slowly dissolve and sanitize your pool water. Depending on the volume of water and other conditions you can choose between 1″ or 3 ” tablets and a variety of floating dispensers, some with fun themes.
Shock your pool weekly
Shocking your pool weekly helps kill of bacteria and other organic contaminants while removing chloramines which causes eye irritation.
Add shock while running your pump/filter to help evenly mix it with the pool water.
I use the pole skimmer a couple times a day to remove leaves and floating debris in the pool. Removing bigger items floating in the water will limit them from clogging your skimmer basket or filter pump.
Water Test kit
Test your pools water weekly to keep pH, free available chlorine (FAC), total chlorine, calcium hardness (CH) total alkalinity (TA) and cyanuric acid/stabilizer (CYA) balanced.
You can also bring water sample to many Pool Supply stores for free testing and advice on how to balance your water.
Manual Pool Vacuum
Keep the bottom of your liner clean and your budget in check with a pole-mounted, manual above ground pool vacuum.
We use this vacuum once a week to suck up debris that has sank to the bottom of the pool. Vacuum hose and pole sold separately.
Automatic Above Ground Pool Vacuum
Keep the bottom of your liner clean with an automatic above ground pool vacuum. Vacuum hoses may be sold separately.
The Kreepy Krauly “Lil Shark” is on our wish list for purchase 🙂
Hook this to your Intex pool ladder and fill it with clean water daily. A foot bath will help minimize grass and dirt sticking to wet feet from being tracked into the pool.
You’ll need a hose that reaches the pool to both maintain your water level and for rinsing off pool toys that have landed in the yard.
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