If you just bought a metal frame pool, you might experience some problems that make you wish you had never bought a swimming pool in the first place. Even though Intex ponds are fun and sturdy alternative to ground level pools, there are some setbacks that might make you feel frustrated and full of the guilt of the buyer. The following are useful tips that you can apply easily which will save you a lot of time, money, and negative emotions.
Replace the Pool Pump Immediately
This tip is provided to help save your sanity. The Krystal Clear Filter Pump that accompanies your pool settings is of no use. Intex must be ashamed of them because it includes a low-pressure filter for large-capacity pools. Do yourself a favor and get on Amazon and search for ‘Intex Sand Filter Pump model SF20110’. This filter is a dream comes true for this size. If your pool is dirty, rest assured that in four filter sessions, this sand filter will make it almost shiny.
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Let the Pond Lid Stay On
Now this might seem like no brainer, but keeping the lid going will help you in some areas that you might not think about now. If you live in a warmer climate, such as Arizona, for example, maintaining the lid will help with excessive evaporation, which in turn will help control your water bills. In addition, by keeping the lid, you avoid long intervals where your lid is stored on the ground, attracting additional dirt, bugs and debris that can end up in your pond.
Buy Clamps That Adjust Pressure
The Intex pool lid is equipped with nylon straps to help secure the lid to the frame. A big gust of wind and you will see why the string is not enough. Visit your local hardware store and take at least six clamps to adjust the large pressure. They fit above the aluminum frame, keeping the wind from tearing the lid directly from the pool.
Don’t Waste Your Money for Unnecessary Additions
No need to buy a floor sweeper, the cleaning device is equipped with a handheld sweeper that can work well, as long as you have a sand filter that cleans your pool. If you are not a fan of manual work and want to buy an automatic floor sweeper, be warned; you have to make sure that you are leveling the whole base, there are no ripples, or your floor sweeper will do a bad job.