maintaining an above ground pool

Maintaining an Above Ground Pool

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  1. I have an 18×33 oval pool the wall on the straight sides keep lifting out of the bottom track and im afraid to let anyone swim in the pool for fear of collapsing any insight would be greatly appreciated

    1. An answer from Dan:

      I would need more info. If the wall “keeps lifting out of the track”, then how is it that you are able to put it back? My guess is that the track may be sagging down from the wall which is no big deal. Check the level of the wall by referencing it to the the pool’s water line/level. The water line must be level so if the wall is level with it, then you are good.

  2. Thank you for all of the information about above ground pools. This is my 4th summer and this is the first year I feel I have cleaning and keeping it clean down. The problem I’m having is trying to get the chlorine level up? I’ve shocked, added liquid chorline it just won’t come up to the level that the testing calls for. HELP

  3. I like that you pointed out you should clean your pool filter every month. It would be smart to have a professional help you clean the pool if you aren’t great at maintaining your pool. I have a hard time figuring out how to change any type of filter.

  4. Hi. I just purchased a house that has a pool in the backyard. It’s an above ground pool. Its about 2/3 full with disgusting looking water and a cover that’s under water. I want to get it up and running asap for the kids to enjoy this summer. Should I pump out the old dirty water and refill or shock the heck out of it as is? Also, im not sure of the condition of the pump and filter. Can I start shocking it without the pump or filter running? Or are they needed when you shock a pool?
    Thank you,

    1. I cannot say for sure what you should do as it depends on how bad the pool is. If you drain it though, refill immediately as the liner will shrink without water in it. And no. Make sure the pump and filter is working well before you start trying to clear the water with chemicals. You may be wasting your money if the pump/filter doesn’t work.

  5. Ok open a sand filter for 24 x 48 round above ground. And generally you don’t add chemicals to the skimmer. But I was told since it is a sand filter i can add all chemicals in the skimmer other wise absolutely not. Is this true? I have an automatic clorinator where I just but the tabs in and let her do it thing. This is the first time I’m adding chems because we just got the p ool and put it up and it’s ready to go. It i read on here that if I run shock with an auto feed my stuff could explode. Is that still true with a sand filter?

    1. The filter type doesn’t matter but I wouldn’t add any chemicals to the skimmer regardless. Just make sure and completely dilute any non-liquid chemicals in a bucket of water before you throw it in the pool and all is good.

  6. I just bought a house that has an existing 27′ above ground. The water is clean. I noticed yesterday, after moving in 2 days ago, that the pump seemed to be pumping wide-open.
    I’ve never had a pool and know very little about them. After nosing around some, I noticed that the filter bowl was stuffed completely full of leaves. As soon as I reached in and started pulling them out, the pump shut off and water started flowing out of the pool. It was about 2″ from overflowing when I caught it.
    I also opened the clear bowl near the pump, briefly, then realized that that would be too much water coming in near the pump too fast so I closed it.
    Problem is, the pump hasn’t come back on yet. Is something broken?
    The former owners left no paperwork, brochures, instructions, warranties, etc.
    Thank you

    1. Make sure your electric breaker is not tripped. If not, feel the motor and make sure it’s not hot. If hot, make sure it’s not running by listening for a constant hum. If humming, try to prime it (look up how to prime a pump somewhere). If not hot, probably time to replace.

  7. It is very important to have timely and regular maintenance of your pool to ensure clean, hygienic waters and safety for you and your family

  8. Hi
    I’ve been struggling with algae all last summer. In the end of the season I shocked the pool, vacuumed it to waste and closed it. This year when I opened the pool water was a bit cloudy but clear. I balanced PH and Alkalinity and shocked the pool (2lb for 10k gallons). The next day I brushed and vacuumed and at night added another 1lb of sock. The next day I see light grey substance on the bottom that looks like what I vacuumed to waist in the end of last year after killing algae. The substance is light gray color and decimates when touched. What could it be. Please help I am at a complete loss and desperate. I wish I could post pictures.
    Thank you so much.

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