Having an in-ground swimming pool may sound lovely but installing them in just any backyard isn’t always feasible, whether it’s because of the available space, the cost, or the type of soil. But an above ground swimming pool could be a perfect option for enjoying water during the summer season
Above ground swimming pools come in economical styles as well as expensive models. A lot of designs can be enjoyed throughout the year with some using salwater systems, which are very popular with in-ground swimming pools. Above-ground swimming pools may also come with energy efficient covers and solar heating systems.
Modern designs have upgraded the features that are commonly seen in in-ground models, such as advanced filtration systems as well as pumps to make sure that they are clean. But, even above ground pools that have integrated systems require a bit of hands-on work on a regular basis to remain clean and in-good working condition.
Follow An Above Ground Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist
It can be tempting to put off the maintenance for an above ground swimming pool Myrtle Beach, but you’ll pay for it later when you encounter pool liner problems and water issues, which are costly to repair. To make sure that you’re taking good care of the swimming pool, you have to follow a daily and weekly swimming pool maintenance checklist.
You need to do these tasks daily:
- Test the water’s pH level to make sure that it is between 7.4 and 7.6.
- Test the level of chlorine, which must be between 2.0 and 4.0 ppm.
- You have to run the filter of the pool for as long as 12 to 18 hours.
- Inspect the level of water, which must be around the mid-skimmer.
- Empty the pump baskets and the skimmer.
- Inspect the pump operation and the filter pressure.
You need to do these tasks weekly:
- Test the alkalinity. The level must be between 80 and 120 ppm.
- Vacuum, skim the surface, and make sure to brush the swimming pool.
- Add the right amount of metal control, clarifier, and algaecide.
- Clean the swimming pool deck and the nearby areas.
- Add the right amount of chlorine tablets.
Check Water Circulation
Water circulation is one of the common problems with above ground swimming pools because it can promote algae growth. This happens on the dead spots of the swimming pool, which commonly have bad circulation, including underneath the skimmer, around the steps, behind the ladder, as well as in creases, crevices, and cracks.
The pump of the swimming pool will circulate the water but in come cases, it does not do a good job in the dead spots. You could still enhance the situation through the installation of the multidirectional return jets but make sure to have a pool brush on hand in case you need to circulate the water manually, too.
Check The Walls
The walls of the swimming pool need to be taken care of as well just like the attention you give to the swimming pool water. Don’t let guests sit on the top rail of the swimming pool or sit on the edges, which could lead to damage and crack or crease on the sides. Other problems that could hit the walls of the swimming pool include children throwing objects or falling tree branches.
Call Elko Spas Billiards & Pools now if you need help in installing or maintaining an above-ground swimming pool.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588