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Cleaning and Maintaining an Aboveground Pool

I just got a house that has an above ground pool that doesn't have a pump or anything. I have to still clean it out, but I don't want to clean it out if I have to have a pump to even get in the pool. Please help.


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July 7, 20160 found this helpful
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You have to have a pump, it will turn green in no time without one. Also you will need shock, clorine tabs, ph decreaser & increaser as well as testing supplies (strips are easier but cost more than drops). You have to clean the pump filter & replace it when needed. A vacuum helps.

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July 19, 20160 found this helpful
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Skimming the pool surface by hand every few days is one of the easiest and fastest way to maintain your pool especially during the fall season. Use a long handled net known as a leaf skimmer to remove leaves and bugs. Skimming increases the efficiency of the pools circulation and lowers the amount of chlorine you would need to add in your pool.


Always keep chemicals out of reach of children and pets and should be closed when not in use. You should use a separate cleaning measuring cup for each chemical to transfer or measure the chemicals. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling these chemicals and always use them in well ventilated areas.

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

You can get a pump from Leslie's Pool

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