Here are 10 key tips for above ground pool maintenance.
- Install a Sump Pump in Your House.
- Test the Chlorine Level.
- Do Weekly Shock Treatments.
- Test the pH Level.
- Run the Pool’s Pump at Least Eight Hours a Day.
- Regularly Clean and Replace the Filter.
- Regularly Clean Out the Pump and Skimmer Baskets.
- Vacuum Often.
Additionally, how long can you keep water in an inflatable pool?
For most inflatable pools or plastic kiddie pools following the guidelines listed above, the water should be changed every two weeks at a minimum. If you are not adding chlorine to kill bacteria, drain the pool every other day.
Besides, what can I put in my inflatable pool to keep clean?
The bleach recommended for pools is chlorine. If you don’t want to keep emptying and refilling your small inflatable pool often, this is an option. But, use the right amount of chlorine bleach for pool sanitization. The standard measurement is a quarter teaspoon for 10 gallons.
How do I clean my Intex inflatable pool?
There are no less than 5 ways to clean the floor of an Intex pool.
- Use your Leaf Rake to scoop debris from an Intex pool. …
- Use a Leaf Gulper garden hose vacuum to clean an Intex pool. …
- Use a Vac Head and Hose to vacuum with your Intex pump/filter. …
- Use a Handheld Battery Operated Cleaner to vacuum an Intex pool.
For the greatest protection against algae, bacteria, and cloudy water, Intex pools should maintain a chlorine level of 2.0-4.0 ppm at all times.
Pool Maintenance (Ongoing)
|Step 1:||Always keep chlorine level in the safe range on your test strip. Test after daily. Run your pool filter at least 6 to 8 hrs every day.|
|Step 3:||Add maintenance dose of algaecide per label instructions weekly.|
|Step 4:||Add 2 oz of Super Clarifier per 5000 gallons of pool water each week.|
Most above ground pools use 2-4 of the 3″ chlorine tablets per week, in a chlorine floater or chlorinator.
Small inflatable or plastic kiddie pools and water slides don’t have the same protection against germs that a swimming pool, hot tub, or water playground do. That’s because it is unsafe to add germ-killing disinfectants, such as chlorine or bromine, to the water in kiddie pools and water slides.