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above ground pool owner's guide

Your Ultimate Above Ground Pool Owner’s Guide: Texas Edition!

Have you finally committed to purchasing an above ground pool from Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas?! We are so excited for you. While there are loads of fun to be had and memories to be made in your new pool, we also want you to be prepared for anything that may come up in caring for your above ground pool. Our experts have put together the ultimate owner’s guide for you so that you know exactly how to care for your investment. This information will ensure that your above ground pool lasts for years to come. 

Vacuuming your Above Ground Pool

Vacuuming is something you will need to do regularly for your above ground pool. While the filtration system will catch most large debris, it won’t get it all. Having an automatic vacuum will be the easiest way to keep this up. This will allow you to turn it on and walk away. No standing out in the hot sun manually vacuuming! This will also allow you to keep your pool cleaner!

We know we are more likely to turn on a dishwasher or Roomba than to wash them by hand or vacuum. The same goes for your pool. If I can simply turn something on and continue to do something else, I am much more likely to keep that up regularly. You could even run it while you are in the pool if you needed to and couldn’t remember otherwise. Just be careful not to get caught in the hose!

Quality Supplies

Another weekly task will be checking the chemicals in your pool to be sure everything stays balanced. If you let your water become too out of whack, you could have really gross water or worse have someone get sick from swimming in it. It is therefore important to stay on top of things.

Since this is a matter of health and wellness, you will want to be certain that you have high quality chemicals to use in your pool. This will allow them to last longer and be more effective as well. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas has created our own line of chemicals to ensure that our customers have only the best! These will be the easiest on the system over the long term as well.

We also offer high quality accessories to go with your above ground pool. If you are in need of steps, a ladder, a new pump, etc., Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas has exactly what you need. Since we have been in the business for forty years now, we know which brands are the best and offer those to our customers. We want to be sure that you are enjoying your purchases with us for as long as possible. For any high quality items, we are the place to go!

Fixing Cloudy Water

Pool chemistry can become off balance and when that happens, your water can begin to appear cloudy. This is why it is important to stay on top of keeping chemicals balanced well from week to week. If your water is looking cloudy, start by checking the balance of the water using test strips. If something is out of balance, you can fix it accordingly.

Algae can be another reason for cloudy water. It is usually made obvious by the cloudiness being tinted yellow or green. This can be fixed with an algicide for your water. If neither of these seems to be the issue, then it is probably time to replace the filter on your pool. This can be done easily at Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas, as well as acquiring the chemicals you need to keep everything going.

Keep an Eye Out for Maintenance Issues

Part of owning and maintaining a pool is being on the lookout for problems either before or when they are starting. If left unattended, small issues can cause BIG problems for you. We all know that big problems tend to come with a big price tag to fix. To be sure that you don’t run into this issue, you will want to keep an eye out for anything that isn’t working as well as it was or anything that looks off. 

One of the more common things to pop up is a leak in your pool. With so much water, sometimes the leak is obvious and there are big puddles to tip you off. Other times you could just be filling your pool back up too often. Keeping an eye on this will be important. If you catch a leak early, you can replace the part that is leaking or patch a small hole in your liner. If left unattended, you could end up needing to replace the entire liner, or worse the entire pool. No matter what, Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas has you covered with all of these things available for purchase. 

Replacing an Above Ground Pool Liner

Even if your liner isn’t leaking, you will have to replace the liner eventually. Things like fading, wrinkling, and stains can also indicate a need to replace an above ground pool liner. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas can help you in choosing the perfect replacement for your pool if you stop by one of our Dallas/Fort Worth locations. Our experts will be certain you get the right size and can walk you through the simple steps to replace yours. While you will want some extra hands to help out, you can replace things without a professional. 

If you are ready to own your own little bit of paradise in your backyard, Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas in Dallas/Fort Worth is the place to start. Our experts will be certain to gather the information needed to help you make the best selection for you and your needs. We will also continue to be there after your initial purchase, supporting you as you navigate the ins and outs of pool ownership. For whatever your pool needs are, we are ready to help you!