Advice on how to keep a basic pool clean


New member
Feb 27, 2018
High Ridge, MO
Last year I bought a Play Day 120x72x22 inflatable pool. I had no clue how to keep the pool and water clean except for dumping the water, scrubbing the pool with bleach, and refilling. I would really like to avoid that this year if I can.

I made sure to buy a good cover for it.

The dimensions are listed above. I read it holds a max of 440 gallons of water. There is no filtration system either. Its just a basic pool.

What would be the best method to keep the water and pool surface clean?


TFP Guide
May 10, 2017
Hays, Kansas
I had one like that, I did as you did, it sucked.

Knowing what i do now I would probably use a floater with a triclor puck, and a pool brush and net. Could limit your dumping by half.

I went with a 12' x 30' pool with a $110 China pump and sand filter, much better and still cheap