Above ground pools are a popular option for those of us in Florida looking to escape the summer heat. So now that you’re the proud owner of one, you need to know how to maintain it! Keeping your investment in top shape requires some effort, but the results are well worth it.
These few simple steps will help you enjoy your above ground pool for years to come.
Since swimming pools are self-contained and have no water flowing in and out, the use of a sanitizing system is required to keep the water clean. Chlorine is by far the most common sanitizer used, either in tablet, granule, or liquid form. Allergies and health concerns have helped make alternatives like salt more popular as well.
If chlorine is your sanitizer of choice, try to use stabilized chlorine. It is formulated to last when exposed to the sun’s UV radiation, which keeps your pool protected longer. For continuous protection, keep chlorine in your skimmer or floater, and be sure to test your water weekly.
A water clarifier helps prevent your water from that cloudy look that so many pools fall victim to. It helps break down the skin oils, sunscreen, lotion, and other chemicals that pollute the water, and helps prevent algae from forming.
Chloramines are created when the chlorine in your pool reacts with things like sweat or other water contaminants in the water. Periodically these chloramines need to be broken down so that the chlorine can continue to keep your water sanitary. Shock treatments break down chloramines and help kill algae not killed by your water clarification treatment. Super-chlorination is a common shock treatment method, but there are non-chlorine options available as well.
By following these simple guidelines, you can keep your pool clear and sanitary all summer long. With over 30 years of experience in the pool and spa industry, you can trust us to help you get your pool in top shape. Contact us today at 407-296-6776 to learn more about above ground pool maintenance, and even our selection of above ground pools that are ready to go in your back yard!