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
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.
Use a leaf skimmer to remove any leaves that have fallen within the pool.
Test the water and adjust for PH, Total Alkalinity.
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.
Test Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine and add chlorine tablets to your chlorinator.
Add 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons of Clarifier.
Add 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons of Algaecide.
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)
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.
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 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.
In addition to this weekly checklist, also complete our suggested Monthly Pool Maintenance Checklist.
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