Shopping for an above ground swimming pool? Here's what you'll need.

 
Shopping for an above ground swimming pool? Here's what you'll need.

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“I FILLED MY ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL WITH THE WATER HOSE. WHAT DO I DO NEXT?”

Steps after filling your above-ground pool:

1) Start pump and filter
2) Dip in a test strip to your pool water, check your results, and use balancers to adjust Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and pH
3) Apply shock to clear the water of any contaminants and to establish a chlorine level
4) Add chlorinating tablets, chlorine granules or liquid chlorine based on pool volume and package instructions
5) Wait at least 24 hours after step 3 (adding shock) to add algaecide
6) Test your water – and as soon as your chlorine level is between 1 and 4ppm, JUMP IN!

As always, we hope this helps. For more on how to shock your pool, check out this shock video.

Temperatures are trying to warm up for the season, and we're seeing a LOT of families turning to swimming pools as a fresh new solution for family entertainment. From a current pool owner’s perspective, a backyard pool is the gift that really keeps on giving across the entire season. We are watching the outside temps daily, ready to jump in the pool when it gets (barely) tolerable. So, if you're shopping for an above-ground pool, you'll find: 1) Some affordable models we've found listed below, 2) the amount of shock and chlorine tablets you’ll need for each size swimming pool, and 3) the chemist-approved steps you should follow after filling your pool.

“I'M SHOPPING FOR AN ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL. HOW MUCH SHOCK OR CHLORINE DOES IT NEED TO STAY CLEAN & CLEAR?”

15-ft Round Above Ground Pool

Gallons: ~3635 gal.
How much shock? 1 lb. bag of Shock
How many chlorinating tablets? 2 HTH® Pool Care 1" Chlorine Tabs per week or as needed

24-ft Round Above Ground Pool

Gallons: Approx. 14,500 gal.
How much shock? 2 1-lb. bags of Shock
How many chlorinating tablets? 2 HTH® Pool Care 3" Chlorine Tabs per week or as needed

26-ft Round Above Ground Swimming Pool

Gallons: Approx. 17,000 gals.
How much shock? 2 1-lb. bags of Shock
How many chlorinating tablets? 2 HTH® Pool Care 3" Chlorine Tabs per week or as needed

24-ft x 12-ft Rectangle Above Ground Pool

Gallons: Approx. 9,200 gals.
How much shock? 1 lb. of Shock
How many chlorinating tablets? 1 HTH® Pool Care 3" Chlorine Tabs per week or as needed

As always, we’re here to help. If you have questions, contact our help line at 1-866-HTH-POOL or talk to our experts with our live chat!

Caution

Please read the following important reminders before adding pool chemicals to water:

• NEVER mix products together or dissolve before use.

• ONLY enter pool when FAC levels are below 4 ppm to prevent risk of bodily harm.