This guide covers smaller pools that have the advantage of a simple water change if ever needed. Seasonal pools on TFP are described as following
- Above ground pool with less than 3000 gallons
- Pool where the liner can simply be put into place wrinkle free without the weight of the water
- Pools that are or could be completely drained and stored each winter
If your pool does not fit the three above guidelines then you will be better off following the guidelines as described in Pool School.
Water chemistry for small pools follows the same basic premise as it does for large pools: maintaining a minimum level of chlorine for sanitation and algae prevention, and protecting chlorine from rapid degradation from sunlight buy using a chlorine stabilizer. There are numerous components to pool water chemistry; this document provides only the most basic outline to maintain clear, sanitized water.