New to having above ground pool


New member
Jun 25, 2019
Hello! Very happy to have found this forum!!
So last summer we bought an above ground pool. It’s a Summer Waves 14’x42.
We were unsure about how to winterize it.
A couple people told us to not take it down and leave some water in it. We did not cover😩. We drained it down to about 3ft. So this spring the pool was almost full. We did drain all water with almost a ft of water left. It was absolutely disgusting and still is. What the do we do? Do we just start from scratch and get different pool since they are now a lot cheaper this year? Or do we try and fix the problem? A 15ft x I believe 33 is $97 for the same pool. Is this an easy fix or just better off getting a new one? PLEASE HELP!


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Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
Welcome to TFP! Your call, but replacing water and cleaning the surface is probably the most environmentally friendly approach versus scrapping the old pool. But a new pool solves the issue immediately I suppose.


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Jun 13, 2017
Rochester, MN
Hi, neighbor!

Water is relatively cheap so a drain, clean, and SLAM will probably take care of your pool. Don't miss the current Menard's sale on liquid chlorine, you'll likely need a bunch :)