above ground pool

  1. violet-mermaid

    🧪 Tap Water Testing Before New Pool is Filled

    Hi! We are in the process of getting a new 24ft round pool set up :) and I just tested the tap water that we will be filling it up with. CL- .5 pH- 8.2 TA- 170 Can someone advise on the best chemicals/amounts to use for starting up? The pool is about 15,000 gallons. We will not be using...
  2. S

    Fatigue mats vs foam boards

    I have a bestway pro max steel 15'x42". I plan to kill the grass, level the dirt, but then is the fatigue mats at harbor freight or the foam boards a better option? I was thinking I needed to do a 16ft circle just to make sure the pool is not on a ledge but it seems like the 15ft is the top...
  3. splashpad

    Going up - Again!! (Kiddos are taller, deal too good!)

    Our previous "upgrade" This year we opened to a clear pool on 5/08, yet again, LOVE TFP!! (picture attached, literally all I had done was remove the winter cover, which you can see in the background, you can see the pump & filter were not hooked up yet) But we happened across a great deal for...
  4. K

    Composite Decking Material

    Hello, will be getting a deck built around my above ground pool soon. I am most likely going to be going with a composite type decking. I know that this type of decking gets extremely hot since it will be sitting in the sun. Wood is not much better either. Was wondering if anyone had any...
  5. Lisamorris17

    Fine dust and pool shock

    Hi all , I’ve had a 14” above ground bestway pool for just under a year - and I left it to stew over winter (here in cyprus we have a 3 month winter and then it’s back to warmer temperatures) due to the pool cover being shocking and keep blowing off. When I started cleaning it was a green algae...
  6. K

    What does my pool need?

    16x32 above ground pool, all levels perfectly balanced including ph, hardness, chlorine and free chlorine. It’s been crystal clear and beautifully blue all summer. Had almost a week of really high temps and then a lot of storms and rain. Shocked it and kinda at a loss now? Is it the beginning of...
  7. A

    Best Way 31'x16'x4' Pool C Connector Issue

    Good morning everyone, I am new here and just put up my Best Way 31'x16'x4' Pool. I purchased open box on Ebay. The pool is fine, did not come with damages. I tried to level the dirt the pool is on, Its not perfectly level but it isnt horrible either. It is sitting on a heavy duty tarp and some...
  8. Geminisq

    2nd pool new fill, how do my test results look?

    I just want to ask if you guys & gals can look at my test logs and lmk if I'm on track. The water looks & feels great, crystal clear. I'm super overthinking EVERYTHING 😆Because of what I learned from TFP w/my first pool, I do feel WAY more confident in what I'm doing this time. I have checked...
  9. Geminisq

    Excess liner when installing

    New pool arrived on Wednesday. We spent Thursday & Friday after work finishing site prep & leveling pavers. We have run into an issue with size of the pool and excess liner. We have to widen out the area of the whole pool so that there is not excess liner. Any suggestions on the best way to do that?
  10. C

    Greetings from the Show Me State!

    Hi there! My husband and I are purchasing a home in a rural area and now have the option to put in an above or semi-unground saltwater pool. We have had both a fiberglass (MO) and finite (TX) saltwater pool And thoroughly enjoyed them. We are excited for the option to put in an above ground pool...
  11. Mcmitzi

    Keeping FC at 20% of CYA: Yes or No?

    First and foremost thank you to every contributor on this site. I’ve mined the old threads here and my pool is transformed! A piece of advice I see sometimes is “keep the chlorine at 20% of CYA” and I want to be sure that I am 1. Calculating that correctly and 2. That my pool qualifies for this...
  12. J

    Intex Rectangular Pool - Fencing options?

    Hello, I recently purchased an Ultra XTR 16x32x52" rectangular intex poo. I need a 6ft fence and my backyard has no fencing. I can put something on the pool. Are there any above ground pool fence options that work work with Intex? Thank you for any and all help! john
  13. Holley1111

    Intex AGP 32x16 - level within an inch, but broken pavers. Is it safe?

    Hello, I am new to this forum and am hoping to get the opinion of folks who are more knowledgeable in pool installation and safety than we are. We assembled an Intex 32x16x52 pool this week. We did a lot of research before beginning, as we wanted to make sure we were doing things properly...
  14. amityeric

    Our Pool Paradise Has Just Begun . . .

    We just bought a Splash-a-round 30x18 above-ground pool for our back yard. It took me a while, but I finally got it completely set up. Here is a video showing the entire project, from beginning to end. The only things I really left out were the pump setup, the ladder build and the solar cover...
  15. A

    AGP Electrical: 110v vs. 120v

    We just bought our pool and getting ready to run the electrical. The guys at the store specifically told me I need a 110v 20a twist lock GFCI connection. After realizing I have to run the GFCI protection at the box, I also realized I can’t find a 110v receptacle. The pump states it’s a 120v 20a...
  16. S

    seafoam green pool....stumped just about everyone!!!

    Hi Guys! I'm new here :) We are in the very LONG process of building our inground pool so we bought a 16x48 vinyl intex pool for the summer. We put it up at the end of May and things have been great until last week. I will be honest, I have never owned any type of pool before so yes, I am a...
  17. M

    Buckling walls and tight liner

    Hello! We had been given a 27’ x 54” deep AGP from my cousin. Set up was tedious but went well but now I’m having panic attacks! I am attaching pictures of our wall. The first pic is how the wall looked without water (and even with the first 5-10” in). The next pics are all what I woke up to...
  18. W

    Cloudy water

    New here. This is our fourth year with the pool, but this has been the most challenging year ever to get it clean and clear. We don't know what the heck is going on. I think we got behind on chlorine and are playing catch up. The pool has been cloudy with some green tint since opening it...
  19. D

    Pool Level?

    Hi. So we've set up our 15x48 Intex pool and were very diligent in leveling the ground. Once the pool was set up we went around with both a line level and an board with a regular level on top to confirm before filling and we were all set. Now that the pool is filled the water level is deeper on...
  20. K

    Help! Can’t get pool liner clean.

    I have a 16’ round above ground pool. Went to drain the pool the other day (after no use for about a year) and it has algae or something stuck to the sides of the liner that doesn’t seem to come off with anything but scrubbing with a magic eraser. (Which would take days to scrub the whole thing)...
  21. Magis00

    DIY install question - heat pump location

    Hi all -- I've purchased a Hayward HeatPro 47,000 (HP50HA) that I plan to install myself [using a real electrician to run electric]. My question is: how far from the pool I can install it? Below is a poor visual that shows my situation. The pool pump is in rather plain sight between the pool...
  22. K

    Rust along entire inner and outer bottom and wall bumping out

    Hi everyone. I’ve followed along for 5 years since buying a home with a 24’ round, salt water, above ground pool. I appreciate all of the help! We bought a replacement liner this year because we’ve had leaks the past two and could not repair the last one. When we removed the old liner, we found...
  23. F

    Abnormal observation

    24 ft round above ground pool With a chlorinator at the discharge of sand filter. I purchased a house with a pool in November so the first time of operation for me has been the last week. Water line is roughly 1/4 of the skimmer opening. Recently I have been noticing slight backflow from my...
  24. P

    Above Ground Pool Filter/Pump?

    Hey y'all. I am new to this forum (first post hah!) and am having some ground leveled and putting up an above ground 16x48 round pool shortly. I know the pump it comes with is garbage (as the reviews state), so I wanted to know what is a good quality pump/filter to use for it that is not too...
  25. O

    Which heat pump to buy for 3000 G AGP?

    Hi everyone, Which heat pump should I get for my 3000 gallons Bestway AGP? I am not sure if I need to worry about R32 (refrigerant) and DC inverter technology. - Raypak crosswind 33k, 44k, or 61k BTU - FibroPool FH120 Above Ground Heat Pump $1370 (120v will work with current outlet...
  26. I

    faced or unfaced styrofoam boards??? Tongue and Grooved Okay? For Above ground pool

    Hello all , i'm trying to located xps board 1 inch styro foam board. I wanted to know if anyone knew if I should be using faced or unfaced styrofoam board. i'm looking into , pink, blue and green boards. Right now I'm only able to find this board, Does anyone know if this board would work for...
  27. I

    just broke ground- need help leveling and prepping ground- I may have messed up

    Hi all, I just wanted to thank you all in advance for all your help. I seemed to have found a great group. I'm installing a 22x12 bestway oval pool from costco. I hope to do this myself without hiring professionals. I'm on a budget :) A couple weeks ago I broke ground with a tiller on my...
  28. O

    Any rust prevention ideas for metal frame Bestway pool?

    Hello everyone, This is my first post and first pool adventure for kids. I am looking for rust prevention ideas for a metal frame Bestway pool (13' x 42" from Walmart). I noticed there were a couple of threads a few years ago on this topic. I am hoping to get updated recommendations. I plan to...
  29. Nathan8372

    Aftermarket AGP Wall Coating for Semi In-ground Install

    Good Morning, I was wondering if anyone was coating their above ground pool walls with anything prior to partially burying them. I received my HII resin-frame pool with steel walls and was looking for input on doing this. My soil is a clay-mix so the hole should retain it's shape without...