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Do you have an above ground pool? How do you maintain it?

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HiDBandSIL Sat 08-Apr-17 12:28:34

Not sure this is the right place for this.

I've just bought one. It's only 8ft but I just read that it takes 5 hours to fill up. If you have one, do you empty it out regularly and re-fill it or do you leave the water in and keep it clean with a pump/filter and chemicals?

ChippyMinton Sat 08-Apr-17 13:06:57

This is a useful site. Ours is 12' and I have a pump and various chemicals, including tablets that go in a floating dispenser, and pH testing strips. And a cover. It's practically a full-time job keeping it going all summer.

Check how to empty it too - ours doesn't drain completely so it's a faff to get the last 6" of water out.

Fun though smile

Heeraneeali Tue 08-Aug-17 21:07:30

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Anecdoche Tue 08-Aug-17 21:10:51

i have one. it is an above ground one (vogue teakwood) but sunk into the ground iyswim. its about 5 ft deep, with anout 3 and a half of that sunk.

i have a sand filter and pump so the water stays clean. you really cant keep filling them up. it is a huge pain. you winterise and cover them at the end of the season. you need some sort of heater to take the chill off.

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