Things You’ll Need:
- salt filter
- good quality pump
- pool vacuum preferred but not necessary
- skim nets
Always start off with a clean pool with fresh clean water. If your water is cloudy, dont worry, step 2 will clear it up if you use the recommended salt filter.
If you have been seeing a lot about “saline” pools, chemical free pools, or salt filters lately, there’s good reason. These filters are a dream come true for the pool owner. They work great and do so with no chemicals. They range in price from $169.99 to $199.99. Because you are no longer using chemicals, this expense pays for itself in record time.
Make it a habit to clean debris everytime you use the pool. I have this policy with my kids, if they want to use the pool, they have to spend a little time keeping it debris and bug free.
Make sure you have a good quality pool pump. Don’t rely on the ones that come with your pool to last nearly as long. Inexpensive above ground pools usually come with inferior pumps. If possible opt for ones that cost a little more, and work much better.
It may not be a popular task but you really should keep your pool clean during the winter. Cover it and keep an eye on it and run the filter and pump when you see it is getting cloudy. Keep several bags of salt on hand during the winter and summer so that if you find your pool is running low, you can remedy the problem right away.