Cleaning an Above Ground Pool

I have an above ground pool, 12'x4' round. I've been unable to get rid of the cloudy white particles that keep settling on the bottom and middle of the pool. I've used many different chemicals and replaced the filter numerous times and nothing seems to work. Also, there seems to constantly be little flies at the bottom in the cloudy area. The flies are always the same kind, small with black and yellow striped bodies about the size of a small mosquito. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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August 8, 20150 found this helpful
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Hi, you might want to just change the water & start fresh. Drain the pool and clean the liner with bleach and a pool liner cleaner. If your filters are a few years old replace them or use a filter cleaner on them. Re-fill the pool and keep it chlorinated and balanced. A lot of stores that sell pool supplies will do free water testing and let you know what to add & advise you. Consider getting a pool cover as well.

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July 6, 20170 found this helpful

I have those little bugs too. They are attracted to the flowers around the pool. Like mini bees, maybe they are? Anyway, skimming the pool often, i do 2x a day, and stir up the bottom of the pool and skim that as well.


Dont just skim the top. If your pool if your pool came with a vacuum, use it. Those two are sufficient. It is not necessary to drain and start over. That is costly and does not eliminate the bugs returning again.

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