DIY Ways to Clean Your Pool


We’ve all been there before. You had every intention to clean your pool, but life gets in the way. Then, you get company unexpectedly and of course, everyone wants to go in the pool.

You don’t have time to shock your pool or clean it by putting  any other chemicals in or do any other cleaning, but you need to do something because your pool is on the dirty side. Luckily there are some DIY ways to clean your pool.

Let’s take a look at a few so that you can clean your pool when you’re in a jam.

Simple Green

This non-toxic, environmentally safe cleaner, is great for wiping down stains on liners. Be sure to use it in a ratio of 1 ounce of water to 1 ounce of cleaner, since it is highly concentrated.

Dryer Sheets

If you don’t have Simple Green in the house or don’t want to deal with diluting it, you can use dryer sheets to wipe down any unsightly stains. Stack a few together, add water, and get to scrubbing.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has multiple purposes when it comes to DIY pool cleaning. You can use baking soda to scrub stains and to increase your pool’s alkalinity. Baking soda can clean up a pool and reduce its cloudiness. Typically 1.5 pounds of baking soda per 10,000 gallons of water will help the pool’s water.

Olive Oil

If you have a lot of trees in your backyard, chances are you have a lot of sap. Just like syrup, sap is sticky and can be annoying. To get rid of it in a pinch, rub some olive oil on it. It’s gentle enough to use on a liner and will still get the sap off.

White Vinegar

Calcium buildups can look like chalk along your pool’s water line. You can get rid of this by using some white vinegar. The calcium build-up isn’t dangerous, but it doesn’t look good. Simply use a solution of half water and half vinegar to get rid of the calcium buildup. It’s a quick and easy way to clean your pool and make it look great.

Another thing you should always keep in mind besides the cleanliness of your pool is the safety around your pool. That’s why it’s important to have a pool fence around it with a secure lock. This will keep people safe when your pool is not in use. To find out more about pool fence options and locks, contact Protect-A-Child Pool Fence today. Let us help you keep your pool area as safe as can be.

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