above ground

  1. davecate

    2 bottom cuffs poking at my liner - leak imminent?

    Hey Everyone - Thanks to everyone who takes time to read these and reply - I really appreciate it. Basically - I did not cover the entire perimeter of my pool with my styrofoam molding. A couple of small 3 - 4 inch areas along the perimeter of the pool have no molding, and no sand bank. First...
  2. A

    Diy above ground tank pool

    So - Been brainstorming here. I hace narrow patios and a slopes yard. So - very tricky to get a conventional above ground pool (not ready to spend $50k on a custom on). And so, I took to Pinterest... which led me here. Anyways, water tank pools are cute, and you can frame them to be really chic...
  3. grumpyveteran

    Tested water for first time today, chlorine test was basically clear and pH is low. Next steps?

    Hi everyone. I tested my water for the first time today and was disappointed with the results. I’ve followed what the pool store told me to but now don’t really trust them so am planning on just doing it myself. I have only had the pool for a couple weeks but here is everything I have done so...
  4. grumpyveteran

    Best way to keep above ground pool water temp cool?

    I live in Georgia and our pool was at 92 degrees yesterday, it wasn't a very refreshing swim. What are some of the best ways to keep the water cool? We were thinking of getting a big sail shade to put over it.
  5. M

    New Above Ground 24x54-WHERE DO I EVEN START

    Hey guys! We just installed a brand new 24 x 54’ above ground pool. It’s already been a crazy experience. We started to fill the pool up and the seam busted and flooded our yard with 8000 gallons of water. ANYWAYS...They are installing our new liner today and one of the pool guys is here and...
  6. grumpyveteran

    Just got our 24ft installed today! A couple of questions....

    What do you guys do for landscaping around yours? Our yard was pretty unlevel so it’s lower in the front and raised in the back in comparison to the surrounding ground. This brings me to my other question: how uneven can it be before I should be concerned? Measurements I just took were 13” at...
  7. R

    Pool still green after shock

    I have an above ground pool that is 22’ by 52” with a salt water sand filter. I went out of town for a week and when I can home I seen that my pump tripped out and the pool is green. I threw 3 pounds of Trichlor shock and allowed the filter to run continuously for two days and nothing happened...
  8. R

    Can I install 2 filter on my pool?

    Hi guys. I have an intex pool and upgraded the filter to the krystal clear sand filter a while ago. I’m Now upgrading my pool and getting a bigger one that comes also with a krystal clear sand filter. I was thinking of installing both of them separately on the new pool as it is quite large...
  9. K

    Tips and Tricks to keeping our water clear and our pool in great shape!

    Hello all! I appreciate your input on helping us maintain our 12' Bestway above ground pool with filter pump maintained all Summer long! This is our FIRST experience with pools of any kind and I'm not naïve enough to think we fill it with a hose and call it a day.. I want to maintain it...
  10. Mermaid Mama

    SWG & Gas heater that will work on temp & long term pool?

    Hello everyone! Hoping for your advice on the pool we just ordered for the summer with grim possibility of not having community pools for summer. We have plans on building a nice gunite pool by next summer so don't want to buy anything unnecessary twice like heater or SWG. Temporary Pool...
  11. D

    Putting above ground pool on uneven concrete (pavers) How do I cushion?

    What would be the best and affordable thing to put under our pool to cushion the bottom and prevent the un-even paver corners from cutting into it. I live in central Florida so it will need to withstand hot humid conditions. It is a 16 Ft by 48 above ground metal frame structure pool. The...
  12. W

    High-end Above-Ground Pool Advice?

    We've recently come to the realization that because our home is a deck house (you walk up a story to get to the main floor), we'd be best served with an above-ground pool. We imagine our deck, which is at about 10 feet off the ground, "terracing" down 4 feet or so to the pool, which would also...
  13. R

    Help with New Liner Selection

    Hey everyone! So, my pool is about 15 years old, and the liner had a pinhole leak in it. While the pool was partially drained over the winter, water was able to leak in between the liner and pool wall and then freeze. The expanding ice behind the liner caused it to separate itself from the pool...
  14. Slhudd78

    Help! Backfilling in a slope...

  15. A

    Green Pool

    I have been trying to clear up my 18K gallon above ground vinyl pool since the end of March and I am having no luck at all. We have been getting a lot rain which probably isn’t helping, but I’ve tried “slamming” the pool, try my best to brush, scoop out debris, draining some water and...
  16. T

    The undead Algae

    Hi, I am new to the thread and still reading a few things. I have been a pool owner for 7 years and I am at my wits end with this pool. This algae won't die and the running joke is that it is the undead Algae. I have been told this is algae - it is spotty and seems to be in the crevasses of...
  17. M

    Pool on existing concrete patio

    I’m looking to place a 10’ intext metal frame/poly on an existing concrete patio. The patio has a slight grade to direct rain away from the house. Suggestions on a way to make a non permanent level surface to place the pool on top of?
  18. S

    Need help selecting new pump and filter!

    We have an 18 foot x 45 foot oval above ground pool that is 4.5 ft deep. (approximately 21,500 gal) Vinyl liner, one in-wall skimmer with an 18 in (I think) sand filter and a 1.5 HP pump. This will be the 7th summer we've had the pool. The filter is original, but we've replaced the pump twice...
  19. G

    How to (properly) pump water from cover (above ground pool)?

    Hi all! It's been very cold in the NorthEast and I'm still not open! However last weekend, I tried to pump the water out of the cover , but I noticed, after a couple hours, my pool water was also going down! It seems the cover isn't "waterproof" ! No worries as it's been raining so much the...
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