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 questions index page.
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. A winter 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. It is also possible with a skimmer guard to leave your pool full all winter. What you do not want is water in the skimmer. If the pool looses any water at all the ice in the skimmer will attach to the layer of ice across the top of the pool and cause wall damage.
24. How long should I run my filter?
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?
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26. Are my small children safe around our above ground swimming pool?
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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 automatic water leveler 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. I wish I had know about these years ago, yes I have overfilled my pool many times, and I should have known better.
28. How do I know if I have an overlap liner or a beaded liner?
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