If you’re like me, your kiddie pool is a beloved member of the family. You’ve had it for years and have used it to cool off on hot summer days, play games with your kids, and entertain friends. It’s true that these pools can get dirty quickly. So you may have wondered how to keep a kiddie pool clean, especially considering all of the muddy puddles that kids seem to love playing in during their first few years of life.
So, how to keep it clean?
There are some easy ways to keep them clean and make them last longer. I’ll tell you my secret on how to keep a kiddie pool clean:
1. Give it a good rinse
The first thing you’ll want to do is give your kiddie pool a good rinse. This will help remove any loose debris and prevent it from being sucked up by your filter, which can cause problems with the performance of your pump. To rinse out your kiddie pool, fill it with water from a hose, let it sit for about 15 minutes (to allow time for any remaining debris to sink), then drain out the excess water using an attached spigot or bucket (you may need more than one person for this step).
If there are still stubborn pieces of dirt stuck on the bottom of your pool after rinsing off as much as possible with fresh water, use a pool brush to scrub them away before draining again–this should provide ample opportunity for all remaining bits and pieces of dirt or sand within reachable distance under normal conditions! If not enough pressure was exerted during initial rinsing efforts due to insufficient drainage capabilities within those 15 minutes following filling up again…well then maybe try again later? Maybe next time won’t be so bad? Or maybe even better yet: invest in some proper equipment such as vacuum pumps designed specifically for this purpose!
2. Add bleach to the water.
Add bleach to the water. You can do this by pouring it in, or using a garden hose with a sprayer attachment to pump it in. Make sure you add enough to cover the bottom of your kiddie pool, then let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing again and letting dry in the sun.
3. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
The first step is to let it sit for 30 minutes. This will allow the bleach to work its magic and kill off any bacteria or germs that might be lurking in your kiddie pool. If you’re using an inflatable kiddie pool, make sure that the temperature isn’t too hot or cold for children to enjoy swimming in (if it’s too cold, put some warm water into the pool before adding bleach). Also keep in mind that if you have a small child who needs supervision while playing with toys inside of their play area on hot summer days, this could cause them discomfort when they go into their own backyard later in the day–so make sure there aren’t any safety concerns before using any type of disinfectant solution!
4. Rinse it again, and let dry in the sun.
Rinse it again, and let dry in the sun.
The final step is to rinse the pool out with water. You can do this by filling up a bucket with warm water and pouring it into your kiddie pool, then draining the dirty water back into another bucket or tub. After you’ve rinsed off all of the dirt, bacteria and algae from your kiddie pool, leave it outside in direct sunlight so that its plastic walls can dry out completely before storing away for next summer!
If you don’t have access to direct sunlight (for example if you live somewhere cold like Alaska), there’s still hope: just make sure not leave them out overnight or they will get moldy!
Keeping your kiddie pool clean will make it last much longer and be more fun to use.
- Keep the water safe for your kids. Keeping an eye on the chlorine levels of your kiddie pool will help you keep the water free from bacteria and other harmful contaminants that could make children sick. If you’re using an automatic chlorinator, follow the directions on how often to add chlorine tablets or liquid bleach as well as how much product is needed (usually about one tablespoon per 10 gallons).
- Keep the water from turning green or brown: If you see any signs of algae growth (such as green scum), add additional chemicals such as algaecide or shocker immediately before removing any debris from inside the pool with a net so they don’t end up in someone’s mouth!
When it comes to cleaning your kiddie pool, there are a few things you can do. The first thing is to give it a good rinse after every use. This will help get rid of any dirt or debris that may have accumulated during the day. Next, add some bleach to the water and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing again. Finally, let your pool dry in the sun so that no more bacteria builds up on its surface!