Above Ground Pool Equipment
Everything Your Pool Needs
Before you buy that new pool, for a killer price, take a close look at the
above ground pool equipment. Above ground pools can be a pleasure to own, and enjoy,
or a total pain in the rear. Much of it depends on the equipment included
in the package.
The most important part of that equipment is the
My recommendation is a good quality sand filter with an adequate HP pump.
Having owned all of the three major types of filters I can honestly say a sand
filter is my preference. They do a great job of keeping the pool clean and
are the easiest to operate. Be sure you have either a 1HP or a 1 1/2 HP
pump. These pumps will do a great job of keeping the water crystal clear
and have more than enough suction to power automatic pool cleaners.
Just about everyone these days are using
automatic pool cleaners
. Are you getting one of those with your pool?
Is it in good condition or does it need serviced and maybe all the hoses
replaced? Do consider the low cost of a new one before you sink too much
into repairing a used cleaner. The ladybug is my favorite, it is effective and
A leaf skimmer, hand vacuum, pool brush and pole are more pieces of essential
equipment. I always have a leaf skimmer near the pool so the kids can
remove that unwanted bee before anyone panics. A hand vacuum is good to
have on hand to clean up the pool after a bad dust storm. Automatic pool
cleaners take too long, especially if the party is only a couple of hours away.
Does your pool come with a pool cover? A
These are two items most people choose not to live without. The winter
cover is the best way to winterize your pool. It is also handy to throw on
just before a storm. A solar cover will give you an extra two months of
swimming per year. It is also an essential part of any other type of pool
heating. If you use a gas, electric or solar heater you will want to use a
solar blanket to prevent heat loss.
A good usable ladder is the last piece of valuable above ground pool
Pool ladders should be strong enough to safely hold the heaviest person in
your family. They should also be very smooth and liner friendly on the
bottom of the inside steps. Liners are easily cut by ladders with sharp
edges. A good ladder should also mount firmly to the pool top rail.
Easy Step Pool Entry System with Gate
Be sure and check out my ten pages of
above ground pool faq's for more important pool information.
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