It’s almost summer in Las Vegas! Time to start thinking about all the fun parties, barbecues, and pool days. Cleaning your pool is one of the ways to keep your kids and pets safe, but cleaning pool toys is another way to eliminate bacteria.
7 Pool Float Cleaning Tips
- Give Inflatable Pool Floats A Good Rinse
- Mild Soap Keeps Mold & Mildew Away
- Check For Sticky Hard To Reach Spots
- Give Your Water Toys Some Dry Time
- Disinfect Those Rafts, Balls & Water Wings
- Store Swim Toys So They’ll Last Longer
- Regular Pool Toy Cleaning Keeps Outdoor Fun Ready
1. Give Inflatable Pool Floats A Good Rinse
Before diving headfirst into the cleaning process, it’s important to rinse any loose debris or dirt off of floats with water. Start with a clean slate and avoid spreading dust, mildew, and bacteria.
2. Mild Soap Keeps Mold & Mildew Away
When cleaning pool floats and toys, it’s best to use a mild soap that won’t damage the plastic or rubber materials they’re made of. Dish soap or a gentle laundry detergent are good options. Mix the soap with water and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the dirt away.
3. Check For Sticky Hard To Reach Spots
Pool toys can have hidden spots that foster the growth of bacteria. Ensure you thoroughly clean all the nooks and crannies of your floats and toys, including any hard-to-reach spots. Cracks and crevices on squirt guns, the air inlets and seams on inflatables can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold if left unchecked.
4. Give Your Water Toys Some Dry Time
After some quick soap and rinse action, it’s important to let pool accessories dry completely before storing them away, whether for the season or just a few days. This will prevent any mold or bacteria from taking root in the moisture. This step is simple in the Vegas scorching sun.
5. Disinfect Those Rafts, Balls & Water Wings
To ensure that all bacteria and germs are gone, you can use a gentle disinfectant for sanitizing pool floats. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle carefully and use it in a well-ventilated area. Rinse items completely if indicated, especially if your items will find their way into pets’ mouths or children’s hands.
6. Store Swim Toys So They’ll Last Longer
After disinfecting pool toys and floats, leaving them in the pool can be tempting, but proper storage is key to preventing them from fading, dirt, and damage. Store them in a dry, shaded area to prevent sun damage and keep them away from sharp objects or rough surfaces.
7. Regular Cleanings Keep Outdoor Fun Ready
Regular cleaning and proper pool float storage keep your equipment in good condition and prevent mold, dirt, and bacteria buildup. Aim to clean pool toys and inflatables at least once a month or more frequently if used often.
Leave The Tough Stuff To Us
Keeping your pool floats and toys clean is crucial to maintaining a safe and healthy pool environment. It’s pretty simple, too. For endless hours of summer fun, you’ll want to have your Las Vegas or Henderson pool in tip-top shape, always ready for a dive or a dip. Contact us at Oasis Pool Maintenance for summer pool maintenance today.