Simple steps to care for an above-ground pool

Caring for an above-ground pool is as important as caring for an in-ground pool. Here are simple steps to take when caring for your above-ground pool so you can keep your water clean, sparkling and healthy all season long.

  1. Run the pump for at least 8 hours a day
    • Ensures your water is circulating properly.
    • Makes it more difficult for bacteria and algae to form.
  2. Keep your filter clean
    • Keeps your pool clean by catching and removing debris and other particles.
  3. Brush and vacuum pool once a week
    • This helps reduce the potential of algae growth.
  4. Test & balance water regularly
    • Keeping your pool water balanced ensures swimmer comfort.
    • Maintain pH levels between 7.2-7.6.
  5. Maintain a constant level of chlorine in the pool
    • Use chlorine tabs to maintain chlorine levels.
    • Shock pool water weekly for clean, clear water, especially after use or heavy rain.
    • Maintain chlorine levels of 1-4 ppm.
    • Never swim if Free Chlorine exceeds 4 ppm.