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Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

To get the most out of you’re above ground pool for the warmer months weekly pool maintenance is required...
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To get the most out of you’re above ground pool for the warmer months weekly pool maintenance is required to keep all chemical levels within an appropriate range.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Drastically reduce the amount of time maintaining your pool.

Weekly Pool Maintenance

Below is a list of recommended weekly pool maintenance items from the staff at The Pool Factory. This article also contains a few items that if purchased will drastically reduce your amount of time maintaining you’re above ground pool.


Remove leaves and debris from both the skimmer basket and the strainer-housing basket.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Step 1

Use a leaf skimmer to remove any leaves that have fallen within the pool.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Step 2

Vacuum the pool to remove any dirt or debris from the floor of the liner. See our blog How to Manually Vacuum Your Pool for more detailed instructions.

blue vacuum head

The 3 steps above can easily be eliminated by purchasing a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Check out the Robotic Vacuums available at www.ThePoolFactory.com.


Test the water and adjust for PH, Total Alkalinity.

Pool Maintenance Checks
Pool Check 3 In 1 Chlorine Test Kit

Is a three way test kit tests for chlorine, pH and alkalinity levels. Proper levels keep your pool sparkling clear. One bottle contains 50 Strips.

Pool Test Kit

Test Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine and add chlorine tablets to your chlorinator.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Step 6

To greatly reduce the usage of chlorine and having safer, cleaner water that requires less overall maintenance, check out the Pool Frog Leap System at www.ThePoolFactory.com and call us with any questions!


Add 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons of Clarifier.

Super Clarifier 1qt.

Aquamate Super Clarifier works by grouping together microscopic particles & oils to help your filter remove them from the pool water.

Pool Clarifier

Add 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons of Algaecide.

Eclipse 3 Granular Algaecide 2lbs

An all-natural mineral treatment for pools, spas and hot tubs. It has been proven to perform extremely well in three main areas; it eliminates algae growth and reduces your use of chlorine, clarifies the water while maintaining a proper pH level, and can reduce your electrical operating costs by as much as 66%.


Note filter pressure and backwash if necessary. For cartridge filter, rinse cartridge with filter cleaner and garden hose. (This step only needs to be completed every other week)

Weekly Pool Maintenance Step 8

Check the pool’s water level and adjust accordingly. The second screw from the top of the skimmer is a good marker to see if you need to add or drain any water.

Proper Water in Your Pool Skimmer

If pool water is cloudy or a tint of green, add 1 pound of shock per 5,000 gallons (according to manufacturers label instructions).

Focus Multi Function Shock 10oz.

Focus Multi Purpose Shock is a highly effective sanitizer that kills harmful bacteria, aids in algae control and helps keep your above ground pool clean and clear.

Pool Shock

In addition to this weekly checklist, also complete our suggested Monthly Pool Maintenance Checklist.

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  • August 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM
    carol Hieb

    Our saltwater pool chlorinator ChlorEase we bought when the bought the pool from you is not working and/or keeping up and always has built-up inside with packed salt/calcium?

    What might be the problem? And when it is working it is leaving a white supstance floating on the bottom of our pool.

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