Above Ground Pool Maintenance Tips

above ground poolsAbove ground pools are the choice of many homeowners because of its affordability and easy maintenance. Even though it requires minimal upkeep, there are some things you have to do to keep them in good condition. You have to spend time understanding everything that is involved in maintaining an above ground pool.

In terms of water chemistry, the maintenance requirements are similar to that of an in-ground swimming pool. The main difference between the two lies on the equipment used. You need to use a special type of tool for maintaining the water chemistry of your above ground pool. It is important to correctly and regularly test the swimming pool water. Your swimming pool water must be clean and healthy to avoid causing health problems to all those who swim on it. Water testing is also essential during the summer, and if you live in a place with constant weather changes. If you are unsure what to do, you can always hire a pool contractor. The water at the top of the pool should not be used so that the pool contractor can obtain a correct reading using a testing kit. He can also help you in making sure that the pool is chemically balanced. Pool chemicals are needed to ensure proper sanitation and get rid of algae. Checking the PH balance is also required. The PH level should be kept within the range 7.2 and 7.6.

When it comes to heating, the swimming pool can be kept fifteen degrees warmer with the use of solar blankets, which are made specifically for an above ground pool. Solar blankets are very useful during cloudy and cool days. If your pool requires more heating during the colder season, you can use heaters. In case you prefer an eco-friendly option, you should consider installing solar panels.

You also need to make sure that the automatic cleaners and pumps you use are those that were made specifically for above ground pools. Using tools meant for an in-ground pool can cause costly damages. If you do not have an automatic cleaner, vacuuming your unit on regular basis is a must. Debris will end up at the bottom of the pool and you should find ways to avoid its build up.

You should also protect the walls of your Myrtle Beach above ground pool using a liner, specifically a beaded liner. If your pool has a thick liner, its walls will be protected from pool toys, rocks, branches, and other kinds of debris. You will find different kinds of liners on the market today. They are offered in different colors and patterns, which are both functional and visually appealing.

It is also ideal to cover the water of your swimming pool especially if it placed near trees. Having a pool cover will make its cleaning a lot easier since you no longer have to repeatedly skim the water using a net. Elko Spa & Billiards is your one-stop shop for all your swimming pool needs.

Call Elko Spa & Billiards if you need help in maintaining your above ground swimming pool.

Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-3556
elkospas.com

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