I've recently purchased and set up an above-ground pool to replace a paddling pool which has an air leak in the chamber and was very difficult to keep clean..
It is made by Andes and is 8ft. It came with a cover and a filter (300g/h). I also purchased an Intex Solar Mat and set that up.
However, after a week since it's been set up, the walls of the pool have started to feel slimy. It's not green, the base of the pool is fine and the water is still clear, however is something has started to grow I'd rather nip it in the bud.
The filter operated 5 times a day for one and a half hours at a time (as the instructions say not to run it more than 4-6 hours a day to avoid burnout). The cover is on when the pool isn't in use, though debris (like grass) still gets in to it.
I have 2 small children (3 years and 8 weeks - though she won't be using the pool this year) so I want to avoid using chemicals where possible. Also, I will be emptying the pool and storing it away before winter so it won't be out permanently - the water will end up being drained over the garden and I don't want damage to the vegetation by use of chemicals.
I'll be changing and cleaning the filter, however any other ideas and tips to avoid the slime getting worse would be great.
Many thanks in advance