The Ins & Outs of Above Ground Pool Care: Covers & Liners
The biggest difference between caring for an above ground swimming pool versus an inground pool is in the tools you use. The basic rules that apply to water chemistry for inground swimming pools also apply to your above ground pool. The water must stay balanced, you should follow the ABCs of Pool Maintenance to keep your pool its cleanest and healthiest, and you should keep your above ground pool free from debris.
Pool covers, blankets, blanket reels, liners, pumps, motors, filters and skimmers are specifically designed for above ground pools to help extend the life of both the pool accessory or equipment item and your pool. Even natural gas pool heaters, which many above ground pool owners invest in so they can extend their swimming seasons, are much smaller than those you would use for an inground pool.
Winter pool covers vary in style and price. An economy winter pool cover offers great winter protection at an affordable price. Look for a strong weave that is coated with UV protection for durability and resistance to pool chemicals, cold, and sunlight. Higher-end winter pool covers are more expensive than economy covers, but they offer many advantages including top-quality cover material with higher puncture resistance and protection against dragging, as well as a more attractive appearance.
There are variations in features and price among pool liners for above ground pools as well. In general, the thicker the pool liner, the more resistant it is to being punctured by stones and pool toys. Above ground pool liners come in many different shapes, sizes, and patterns, including tile mosaics, marble looks, fun fish designs, and more. When you need a replacement pool liner, PoolGear Plus can help!
When it comes to pool cleaners and pool equipment, be sure to choose those that are designed exclusively for use with above ground pools. Just as you would never use a steel pool brush on a vinyl pool liner, you shouldn’t expect an inground automatic cleaner to work on your above ground swimming pool. There are also pool pump and filter combination packs designed just for above ground pools.
In addition to pool covers, liners, cleaners, and equipment, there are many above ground pool entry systems to choose from, including in-pool steps, removable safety ladders, and pool ladders that attach to decks. With the proper pool maintenance routine, pool equipment, and pool accessories, your above-ground pool will provide many years of enjoyment for you and your family.
Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2011 @ 6:23 pm
Categories: Above Ground Pools, Pool Covers, Pool Liners.
Tags: pool covers, winter pool covers.
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