How full should you fill an above ground pool?

An above ground pool relies on water to keep its structure. It is imperative to keep the water level at least more than half way filled at all times. An empty pool on a hot day or even a pool with little water in it can cause the liner to shrink and need to be replaced.

Ideal Water Height Most pool professionals agree that the water level in both in-ground and aboveground pools should be at the midpoint of the pool skimmer. The skimmer is responsible for providing a pathway for water to flow to the filter where it is cleaned.

One may also ask, what happens if pool water level is too high? If the water level is too high the debris floating next to the opening may pass by without being pulled into the skimmer. However if the water level is too low it may cause the skimmer to suck air into the system. If this happens you may run the risk of burning up your pool pumps motor.

Just so, how full should I fill my Intex pool?

Intex Frequently Asked Questions

Answer : Up to the fill line which is approximately 80% full.
Question : How high is the pool?
Answer : The 10′ and 12′ pools are 30″ high and the 15′ pool is 36″ high.

How do you fill a large pool?

Fill your pool until the water reaches about the middle of a surface skimmer, covering the pool water filter inlet slightly. This may take from a few hours to a couple of days, depending on if you are using a garden hose or having your water delivered.

Do fire departments fill pools?

USING WATER FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT It used to be common enough for fire departments to fill swimming pools, but these days you’re quite lucky if you’re able to pull off a request. This could be less expensive than some of the alternatives as some departments will fill your pool or hot tub in exchange for a donation.

How deep is the water in a 52 inch pool?

4 feet

What happens if your above ground pool is not level?

There are a number of ways an above ground can come out badly installed. The most common one is having wrinkles in the liner. Another is when the pool is misshapen or the uprights are not vertical. There is also equipment that leak and/or the skimmer and return fitting that is not tightly installed.

Will my pool fill faster with two hoses?

So when both hoses are on, they fill the pool at a rate of 150 parts per hour. The second hose since it fills the entire pool in two hours, can be said to fill the pool at a rate of 50 parts per hour. So when both hoses are on, they fill the pool at a rate of 150 parts per hour.

Will a pool collapse without water?

Older pools may not have been built structurally to hold back the weight of the dirt against it when the pool is drained, which can then cause the walls to collapse. Modern vinyl pools have been designed and built to hold the weight of the dirt without water in the pool.

Can a swimming pool be too full?

If you get more than five inches of rain in an hour, or if your pool wasn’t properly designed with sufficient overflows, then your pool may overflow, which can put you at risk of water getting inside of your home and causing serious damage. As your pool fills with water, it may overflow into your yard.

How often should you add water to your pool?

For a normal sized pool you will loose 25,000 to 50,000 gallons of water per year due to evaporation. This means I was putting a hose in the pool every 7-10 days to fill the pool.

How much water does it take to fill a pool?

Length x width x depth x 7.5 = volume (in gallons) Length times width gives the surface area of the pool. Multiplying that by the depth gives the volume in cubic feet. Since there are 7.5 gallons in each cubic foot, multiply the cubic feet of the pool by 7.5 to arrive at the volume of the pool, expressed in gallons.

How much chlorine do I put in my Intex pool?

1.0 ppm is the absolute minimum, and for greater protection from algae, bacteria and cloudy water, I recommend that Intex pools have a chlorine level of 2 to 3 ppm. In addition to your everyday chlorination of your Intex Pool, you may have heard of ‘Shocking the Pool’.

How long does an Intex pool last?

The average inground pool liner will last 5–9 years. The average above-ground pool liner will last 6–10 years. Liner warranties may last 25 to 30 years, but they’re extremely prorated.

How long does it take to fill a 5000 gallon pool?

Fill It Up At 540 gallons per hour, it will take about nine hours to fill a 5,000-gallon pool with your 1/2-inch hose.

How many gallons are in a 12ft Intex pool?

The colorful Intex Pool Set includes a 110-120V filter pump with a 530 gallon-per-hour flow rate and a water capacity at 90 percent of 1,718 gallons. An easy-to-understand setup and maintenance DVD is included with the Intex 12′ x 30′ Pool Set to help get you started.

How many gallons are in a 16×48 above ground pool?

For example, if the pool is 21 1/2 feet in diameter, use 22 feet as the diameter. 3- For the Average Depth, it is best to use whole numbers, rounded up. How Many Gallons Of Water Are In My Swimming Pool? SIZE GALLONS OF WATER 12′ Round 3,398 15′ Round 5,310 18′ Round 7,646 21′ Round 10,407