Using an Above Ground Swimming Pool Without Chemicals?

Kids Playing in Above Ground Swimming Pool
This is a page about using an above ground swimming pool. Many people set up above ground pools for the summer. Using the appropriate chemicals to treat the water helps prevent people from getting sick and keeps the water clear. Here is some information about how to safely use an above ground pool.

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July 1, 2015

I just bought my son a huge above ground swimming pool for his birthday party. I have run a little short on cash and do not have the money until this following payday to purchase chemicals.

I was wandering if it is safe for a bunch of kids to go swimming in it just for the day of party? The water is freshly being put it now, and no one has yet been in it.


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July 1, 20150 found this helpful
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"SAFE" is a subjective quality. Many kids swim in lakes, rivers, oceans, etc., with no problem, however, these waters are different than a wholly contained pool. There may not be a medical problem in allowing the kids to play in untreated water, however, if a kid or some kids become ill later, the parents may place blame on you for allowing their kids in untreated water.


I believe it would be a "safer" plan if you could find a way to buy the required chemicals.

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June 25, 2019

We have a 12x24x52 oval above ground pool with a sand filter. Are there chemicals that need to be used along with this to keep the side walls and bottom from getting slimy?


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June 25, 20190 found this helpful

Chlorine kills algae.

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