Pool covers can remove leaves, sticks, insects and other dirt from an outdoor pool can act as an endless routine. A pool cover will hold out dirt and junk, but tailor made swimming pool covers can be expensive. One way to cover the above ground pool is to use a large tarp, attached to the corners with tent stakes and bungee stubbing.
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Measure the above ground pool and figure out how much tarp you need to cover the pool. Allow an extra two feet on all sides to ensure that the lid is large enough to hang over the pool sides. Buy tarp, bungee wires and tent bets online or from a hardware or camping shop. Buy heavy tarp, as this will give extra protection to the pool and keep it in place. Stretch tarp over the pool. Stretch tarpaulin tightly enough to prevent sagging in the center of the lid. Drivtält stakes in the ground, near there the four corners of the tarp draper of the pool.
Attach bungee wires to the corners of the tarp. Most covers have eyelets that allow this. If not, use a sharp knife to make a small hole in each corner. Hook bungee wires to the tent stakes to hold tarpaulin protection on site. Use a sponge to wipe the inside of the pool at least once a week. This will remove oil, dirt and algae that can begin to build up and stick to the pool walls. If you do it routinely, you will not drain and fill the pool as often. Test water daily using a pool chemical test kit to monitor bacteria and pH levels in the pool. Adjust the chemical composition of the pool water according to the following manufacturers specified instructions for adding chemicals such as chlorine and shock based on the size of your pool.
Consider using saltwater for your pool if you have a sensitivity to pool chemicals. Cover the pool using a pool cover or tarpaulin when the pool is not in use. Be sure to keep the pool tightly covered for long periods of time as no one will be around to properly foam the junk from the pool. posts pool rules to keep the pool clean and in good condition if you share with other people, especially children. Do not allow people to swim in shoes, do not use hard toys in the pool and do not allow children or adults to dive or jump in the pool.