There’s nothing like an inflatable pool to help you and your children have a great time together. Installed on flat ground or in the garden, this simple and practical accessory offers the same advantages as an in-ground pool. Like an in-ground pool, an inflatable pool requires some maintenance. Properly applied, they keep the water clean and healthy, to the delight of bathers! What kind of care is required? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know for cleaning your inflatable pool.
Treat your pool water carefully
When you start using an inflatable pool, you should get into the habit of treating it regularly. Germs, algae and bacteria tend to grow in the water, especially in the summer sun. Just because your water looks clear does not mean it is clean.
In principle, the best thing to do is to call in a pool specialist. This professional knows how to assess the quality of the water with the help of his equipment. He will then determine the exact dosage of treatment products to be used to purify it. Better still, he will give you a few maintenance tips! Finally, you can treat your pool water yourself, provided you know how. For example, you should:
- Regularly check the pH and disinfectant levels in the water. Use test strips for this purpose. Their colours determine whether the water condition is appropriate or not, so that it can be adjusted accordingly.
- Use treatment kits designed specifically for inflatable pools. These can be chlorine tablets, active oxygen or flocculant.
Read the instructions carefully to make effective use of the products.
Change the water when necessary
Most inflatable pools do not have a filtration system. Therefore, even with regular treatment, the water must be changed at some point. Too much treatment can even trigger allergic reactions or irritation in bathers.
It all depends on the size of your pool. If it is a large inflatable pool, changing the water once a month is more than enough. For an average pool, the water should be changed once every ten days. Of course, this does not mean that you do not have to treat the pool daily.
Inflatable pools are often used for the enjoyment of small children. In this case, using chemical treatment products is too risky. Instead, change the water every day you are swimming, for example, by emptying it into your garden.
Cleaning your inflatable pool
In addition to chemical treatment, the water must be cleaned regularly to keep it healthy. This involves removing visible impurities from the water and scrubbing the pool. To do this, you will need a few cleaning accessories. For example, there are :
- The net, which is ideal for removing insects, plant debris and other waste from the surface of the water
- A brush, which can be used to remove dirt from the walls of the inflatable pool as well as the bottom and the liner
- The pool hoover particularly used for small pools. With it, you can remove any residue that has fallen to the bottom of the pool or stuck to the walls.
That’s a lot of work for an inflatable pool, you say. Fortunately, the work can be reduced by using protective tools such as the cover. Once placed on the pool, it protects it from waste and dust from the surrounding area. It also prevents the water from evaporating, so you don’t have to refill the pool repeatedly.
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