Wood Above Ground Pool

 

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SMALL SIZED POOL

Small pools, typically above ground pools, round, and less than sixteen feet in diameter are a cost-effective way (about $300) of staying cool in the hot, humid summer. Typically they are four feet (48”) deep, but really come up to chest height for most adults when filled. These pools are great for children because there is no “deep end” for them to accidentally slide into. Also, adults can easily walk around and help their children with the basics of swimming. Pools are a kid magnet, so expect to increase your outdoor time and entertainment budget accordingly. 

The sample is 15 foot round pool

  1. After adding fresh water (city or filtered well water), add 32 oz (1 litre) of liquid chlorine
  2. Add 10 oz (2.5 scoops) of C-pool mineral treatment
  3. Weekly add only 1 oz (1/3 scoop) of C-pool and 32 oz of chlorine
  4. Clean the cartridge filter weekly.
  5. Seasonal operating cost (C-Pool, chlorine, electricity) about $120 including spare filter
  6. Drain and store the pool indoors
Wood Above Ground Pool

Wood Above Ground Pool

The sample is 27 foot round pool

  1. After adding fresh water (city or filtered well), add 5 litres of liquid chlorine
  2. Add 32 oz (8 scoops) of C-pool mineral treatment
  3. Weekly add 3 oz (3/4 scoop) of C-pool and 5 litres of liquid chlorine 
  4. Use test strips to keep pH and chlorine parameters in check
  5. In hot, humid, peak summer weather with more people in the pool,  add extra chlorine
  6. Test water for ideal pH and chlorine level
  7. Clean the cartridge filter weekly.
  8. Run the filter a minimum of 16 hours daily.
  9. Seasonal operating cost (C-Pool, chlorine, electricity) about $200 including spare filter
  10. Add the closing amount of C-Pool ( 16 oz, 4 scoops)
  11. Drain pump and filter and  drain the pool to below the return jets
  12. Cover the pool
  13. Next spring add 5 litres of chlorine and 8 scoops of C-Pool
  14. Repeat above

FOR MORE DETAIL READ OUR BLOG: 5 easy ways to maintain an above ground swimming pool