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Thread: First Time Pool Owner -Coleman above ground pool

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    First Time Pool Owner -Coleman above ground pool

    Hi we're first time pool owners and last month installed a Coleman above ground 12' x 22' x 52" rectangular pool. We also purchased a Flowclear chlorinator so it's salt walter. Having trouble getting information/advice from the pool stores because they don't deal with soft sided pools. Tried Coleman customer service and they weren't a lot of help

    Don't quite understand what a sand filter pump is but should we be replacing the pump that came with the pool with one of these? What's the benefit of it?

    Also looking for a pool vacuum- called a lot of stores and nobody could help us because it's a soft sided pool.


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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: First Time Pool Owner -Coleman above ground pool

    Hello and welcome to TFP! For information regarding your recommended chemicals and levels, please see our Pool School - Recommended Levels and Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart pages. Those will help tremendously. Also visit the TFP Pool School page (link below) for some good info.

    As for the sand filter, they are very popular for their easy of cleaning. The pump moves the water while the sand filter portion catches any debris. Always remember though, the filter does NOT prevent algae - that's a chemical issue. So make sure you are testing your water with either a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C. Those are the only two test kits recommended here at TFP.

    For a vacuum, you should be able to pick-up a simple manual vacuum (hose, & head) that attaches to your skimmer or suction inlet for a relatively low cost. You'll use it primarily to vacuum debris off of the bottom. The sides you'll simply sweep/scrub and knock any junk to the floor.

    Hope that helps. Nice to have you with us.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Eustis, Florida

    Re: First Time Pool Owner -Coleman above ground pool

    AGP 33' x 54" Lomart Verona, Approx. 27,300 gallons, Pentair cartridge filter/pump 2-speed, 1.5 hp, Dolphin Escape robotic cleaner.

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    Jul 2014
    Lodi Ca

    Re: First Time Pool Owner -Coleman above ground pool

    There are allot of options available, you can search on these forums and find allot of information. My signature has my pool build with pictures. Best thing to do right away is get a good test kit. I have the TF100, the Taylor is also good.
    Tim Jacobsen Lodi Ca.
    18'x48" Intex Ultra Frame (5700 Gallons)
    TF 100 Test Kit, Speedstir, & Sample Sizer. Liquidator Installed.
    Hayward C550 Cartridge Filter (55 Sq. Ft.), 1HP Powerflo LX Pump, Pool Rover Jr.

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