Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

For optimal enjoyment of your above ground pool during warmer months, regular weekly pool maintenance is necessary to maintain proper chemical levels and water clarity.

Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Drastically reduce the amount of time maintaining your pool.

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Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Weekly Pool Maintenance

Here are the recommended weekly pool maintenance items suggested by The Pool Factory staff. Additionally, this article includes a few products that, if purchased, can significantly reduce the time you spend maintaining your above ground pool.


Remove leaves and debris from both the skimmer basket and the strainer-housing basket.

Empty the strainer basket

Use a leaf net skimmer to remove any leaves that have fallen in the swimming pool.

Leaf Skimmer

Vacuum the pool to remove any dirt or debris from the floor of the liner. See our blog How to Manually Vacuum Your Pool for more detailed instructions.

Vacuum the pool

The 3 steps above can easily be eliminated by purchasing a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.


Test the water and adjust for pH and Total Alkalinity.

Test the water

Pool Check 3-in-1 Chlorine Test Kit

Is a three way test kit tests for chlorine, pH and alkalinity levels. Proper levels keep your pool sparkling clear. One bottle contains 50 Strips. Learn more...

Pool Check 3-in-1 Chlorine Test Kit

Test Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine and add chlorine tablets to your chlorinator.

Test Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine

To greatly reduce the usage of chlorine and having safer, cleaner water that requires less overall maintenance, check out the Frog Pool Tender System and call us with any questions!


Add Clarifier at a rate of 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons.

Super Clarifier 1qt.

Aquamate Super Clarifier works by grouping together microscopic particles & oils to help your filter remove them from the pool water. Learn more...

Super Clarifier 1qt.

Add Algaecide at a rate of 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons.

Eclipse 3 Granular Algaecide 2lbs.

An all-natural mineral treatment for pools, spas and hot tubs. It has been proven to perform extremely well in three main areas; it eliminates algae growth and reduces your use of chlorine, clarifies the water while maintaining a proper pH level, and can reduce your electrical operating costs by as much as 66%. Learn more...

Eclipse 3 Granular Algaecide 2lbs.

Make note of the filter pressure and backwash if necessary. For cartridge filters, rinse the cartridge with filter cleaner and a standard garden hose. 


Check the pool’s water level and adjust accordingly. The second screw from the top of the skimmer is a good marker to see if you need to add or drain any water.

Check the pools water level

If pool water is cloudy or a tint of green, add 1 pound of shock per 5,000 gallons (according to manufacturers label instructions).

Focus Multi Function Shock 10oz. Bag

Focus Multi Purpose Shock is neccessary at the beginning of the season, during hot weather, and following heavy rain or windstorms. Focus Multi Purpose Shock is a highly effective sanitizer that kills harmful bacteria, aids in algae control and helps keep the pool clean and clear. Learn more...

Focus Multi Function Shock 10oz. Bag

In addition to this weekly checklist, also complete our suggested Monthly Pool Maintenance Checklist.

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