Above Ground Pool Questions
And Pool Answers
In this section of above ground pool questions I discuss topics like how to
make your pool child safe, overlap or beaded liners, above ground pool water
levelers and more. For a complete list of questions about above ground
swimming pools visit the
23. What do you do with your pool in the winter?
Sometimes I let mine go to heck in a hand basket, but
that's not what I'd recommend. In the Phoenix Arizona area where it does not
freeze in the winter vinyl pools do not require much maintenance at
all. If you run the filter one or two days a week and keep chemicals in it
you will be fine. As soon as the weather starts to warm be sure to increase the filter to daily.
cover is a great help during the winter months. In areas where the pool freezes over
it is good to drain the water to below the skimmer and then follow the winterizing instructions for the filter system.
24. How long should I run my filter?
The biggest mistake new
pool owners make is not running
enough.12 hrs. a day is good
for the beginning and end of summer but the hotter it gets the more you should run the
filter, up to 14 -15 hrs. a day. If you have any problems with your pool water being
cloudy or green or anything else, run your filter constantly (24 hours a day) until the water is clear.
Taking a water sample into the nearest pool store could help at this point,
but I usually find that a bag or two of vinyl shock treatment will take care of
most any problem.
25. I love my above ground swimming pool but I am
constantly having to get out of the pool to get a cold beer or settle for drinking warm ones, do you have any suggestions?
I used to have the same exact problem, click
here to see what I did about it.
26. Are my small children safe around our above ground swimming pool?
years the pool safety ladder was about the only means of child
proofing the above ground pool. The outside steps of the ladder either
raise up in the air or they come completely off. When you consider that
the child drowning numbers increase every year as do the numbers of new
ways there are to prevent them I would strongly suggest something
besides just your safety ladder.
is one of the best ways. Rot iron pool fencing is very popular. Portable safety
fence is a less expensive option with the same look as rot iron. Fencing that
attaches to the pool itself is great also. This can attach to the pool or the
pool decking. The
are great, anyone with small children should consider one. Solar lights
for the pool and the yard or deck are nice safety devices also. Winter
covers that attach with a cable and winch are excellent for keeping
See what Amazon suggests for
Above Ground Pool Fence
27. I am constantly forgetting to turn my hose off
and overfilling the pool, what could I do?
Overfilling an above ground pool is not a good
idea. The water coming out of the skimmer or spilling over the sides
could erode the ground around the pool resulting in the the pool cove
washing out and possible liner damage. I have seen this happen many
times. This is the only
I have seen that would work well for above ground pools. A much less
expensive method, and of course my favorite, is the little timer device
that attaches to your water tap and you set the timer for one hour or
so and walk away knowing your pool won't overfill.
28. How do I know if I have an overlap liner or a beaded liner?
are the most common. They fold over
the top of the pool wall and are held in place by coping and metal
rods. If you look under your top rail from the outside of the pool and
see liner hanging over, you have an overlap liner. A beaded liner fits
into a groove on the inside of the pool wall. There will be no liner
showing on the outside. You would then need to look under the rail on the inside
of the pool and see if you have a bead receiver. A beaded liner will fit into a
receiver hanging down an inch or so from the top of the wall. A j-hook liner
will attach directly to the top of the pool wall.
For more above ground pool questions and answers visit these pages
Ask the Pool Pro
any question you may have
about above ground pools.
AGP Pool Help -
Everything on this site about Above Ground Pools
top of Above Ground Pool Questions