Tips for Keeping Your Vinyl Pool Clean and Sanitary

It’s no surprise that you want to maintain your vinyl pool clean during the summer months. Who wants to swim in a pool with dirty water full of mold and soggy leaves floating around? Just imagine accidentally drinking that water or finding wet trash stuck to your body in places no one wants to even think about. DMG Pool Builders has some insiders for keeping your vinyl pool clean these upcoming months, so you can enjoy your pool to the max.

Why Does Your Pool Need Regular Maintenance?

Regularly maintaining your pool will help it last for many years. In fact, neglect is the main reason pools lose their durablity and nice appearance. Not only does maintenance keep your pool water clean and inviting, but it also reduces the risk of algae and it helps keep your drains clear and functioning properly.

What Pool Cleaning Items Should You Invest In?

We recommend investing in a leaf skimmer, a pool brush, a vacuum, and a tile and vinyl cleaner. And as a heads up, when the pool brush is no longer in good condition, don’t hesitate to chuck it out. Worn-down bristles can damage the pool liner by creating rough edges.

You can also use ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to clean the pool. It can be found in pool supply stores and it removes stains and discoloration without harming the vinyl. All you need to do is mix the acid with water and spread it on the discolored areas. After you leave it on there for a few minutes, scrub it off with the pool brush and rinse the area.

DIY Cleaning Supplies 

Although cleaning supplies aren’t too expensive, they can add up in the long run. Luckily for you, we have some DIY supplies that work just well in keeping your vinyl pool clean. 

Borax

If you have Borax in your laundry cleaning solutions, you can also use it to clean your pool. Just mix it with some water to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to a pool stain, leave it on there for several minutes, and then scrub it off. It might lighten colored liners, so test it out first in an area that is not too visible.

Undiluted White Vinegar

You can remove mold and mildew with undiluted white vinegar. Apply the vinegar with a rag or sponge. Leave it in there for a few minutes, then scrub it with a brush. 

Wet Melamine Sponge

To remove grime, you can gently scrub it with a wet melamine sponge. An example of this type of sponge is a Magic Eraser.  Don’t use soap or any other cleaning material when going down this route.

Dish Soap Solution

You can create a dish soap solution by adding water and vinegar to the soap. Use a sponge and scrub the areas that need cleaning.

Get Repairs Done with DMG Pool Builders

If your pool needs a repair or you want a team that can maintain your pool for you, get in touch with DMG Pool Builders today. We have the resources and skillset to keep your vinyl pool in top shape!

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