The first step when cleaning an above-ground pool is to remove the filter and wash it with a garden hose, followed by a thorough brushing and vacuuming of the pool's interior walls. Weekly treatments with concentrated ch... More »

An above-ground saltwater pool is a swimming pool that is constructed above ground and uses a saltwater filtration system. Above-ground saltwater pools require the proper materials to avoid saltwater erosion. The saltwat... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

To vacuum an above-ground pool, skim the surface, clean the pump skimmer basket, turn on the pump, assemble the vacuum, prime it, connect it to the suction port, and vacuum the pool floor. This 30-minute process requires... More »

Submerge a garden hose in the pool and allow it to fill in order to start a siphon and empty the water. Place a hose cap on the end of the filled hose to keep the water inside. Move the capped end of the hose to the desi... More »

To drain a pool with a garden hose, put one end of the hose at the bottom of the pool, and create a siphon on the other end with suction. Once the siphon has begun, water continues draining out until the end of the hose ... More »

To hook up hoses to a pool pump and filter, attach the other end of the hose from the skimmer pipe to the pump, connect the opposite end of the return hose to the pool filter valve, and attach another hose to connect the... More »

To get rid of algae in a swimming pool, test and balance the chemistry of the pool's water, clean or backwash the filter, brush the pool's walls, shock the pool, add algaecide, brush the pool again and vacuum the pool. R... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs