Swim season is here! How dirty are your pool toys and floats? Check out this article for how to clean your pool toys and floats.
One of the best things about summer pool season for kids is all the pool toys in the pool. Kids and adults alike also love lounging on pool floats in the pool and floating and relaxing.
Did you know, though, that it’s important to keep your pool toys and floats clean? It’s not enough that they float in your chemically treated pool. They require regular cleaning and maintenance just like your pool.
Here’s a quick guide to show you how to do it thoroughly.
Clean Your Pool Floats and Pool Toys
This isn’t hard to do, and here are a few simple steps.
- Inspect your pool floats and toys and make sure they aren’t damaged or beyond repair.
- Deflate your float/toys before you clean it. This helps make it so much easier.
- Make sure there isn’t any water in the float or toys.
- Clean it with soap and water. We like Dawn! Grab a sponge or cloth. Mix some soap in a bucket of water. Then, scrub your pool float/toy to get off any stains and mildew. Use your hose to rinse it off. Let it dry.
- You can also clean your pool float/toy with vinegar as it’s a great cleaner and disinfectant. Because vinegar is acidic, it may help remove stubborn stains. Mix one part white vinegar with two parts water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray your float, scrub, and rinse with your hose. Let it dry.
How Often Should You Clean Your Pool Floats and Pool Toys?
It’s a great habit to get into to clean them after every use. You’ll find that once they’re dirty, it’s harder to clean them.
The best thing you can do is remove water from inside your floats and toys after use. Then, rinse them with water and dry them in the sun so they don’t develop mold.
How Should You Store Toys and Floats?
The most important thing you can do is dry them before you put them away.
Do store them somewhere dry. Be careful to store them where they won’t get damaged or rip.
If possible, don’t store them outside, especially in cold temperatures in the winter. You also don’t want to leave them out in the sun because they can get damaged and degraded.
Now that you know how to keep your pool toys and floats clean, you’re ready for an amazing pool season!
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