July 30, 2017

Better Above Ground Pool

This year our above ground pool is in excellent condition. There are three contributing factors that has kept the pool looking nice and clean. It's really nice having a pool that is always available to use.

Pool 2016 20117

Sand Filter

We replaced the sand in our sand filter. We haven't done this in a few years. The old sand was very dirty and compressed. Clearly, the reason why the pool wasn't getting clean last year.

Ideally the sand should be replaced every four years. If your pool had a bad year - very green and black. You might be better off replacing it sooner.

We put the old sand near the filter, it helps define the filter area.

We also backwash the filter once a week for about 5 minutes. We usually time this after a rain storm so we don't have to add additional water to the pool.

Constant Running of the filter

We run the pool every day from 4 pm to 8:30. This seems to be just long enough to keep the pool looking good.

We run Diver Dave at least once a week for about 5 hours to get any leave and debris that end up in the middle of the pool.


Our Chlorinator can hold six extra large tablets and we refill it every other week. We have checked the chemical status of the pool frequently and adjust the chlorine flow as needed.

There has been no other chemicals added to the pool this year.

Best Summer Pool
Nice to have a useable pool!


Ritalynne Shatter

October 27, 2017.

Ritalynne Shatter

October 27, 2017.

Hopefully, you remember to close the pool this year! It's important to close it early!

January 29, 2018.

Thanks for sharing

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