How Do You Clean Your Pool Floats & Toys
Here are some general steps you can follow to clean your pool floats
Step 1: Remove any debris
Before cleaning the pool float, remove any visible debris or dirt from the surface using a soft-bristled brush or a cloth. This will prevent the dirt from embedding itself deeper into the material and make it easier to clean the float later on. For large debris, such as leaves or sticks, you may want to use a hose to rinse them off.
Step 2: Prepare a Cleaning Solution
Fill a bucket with warm water and add a mild detergent or dish soap. Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or abrasive cleaners, that can damage the pool float. Also, check the manufacturer’s instructions for any specific cleaning recommendations.
Step 3: Scrub the Pool Float
Dip a soft-bristled brush or a cloth in the cleaning solution and scrub the pool float thoroughly. Work on one section at a time and focus on any areas that may have accumulated dirt or grime, such as the creases or folds. For tougher stains, you may need to let the cleaning solution sit on the surface for a few minutes before scrubbing.
Step 4: Rinse the pool float
Use a garden hose or a spray nozzle to rinse the pool float thoroughly. Make sure to remove all the soap residue, as it can cause skin irritation or damage the material over time.
Step 5: Dry the pool float
Wipe the pool float with a clean cloth to remove excess water, and then let it air dry completely in a shaded area. Avoid leaving the pool float in direct sunlight for long periods, as it can cause fading or discoloration. You can also hang the pool float over a clothesline or a pool float rack to dry it faster.
Step 6: Store the pool float
Once the pool float is completely dry, store it in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. You can fold or roll the float and store it in a shed or a garage, or hang it on a hook or a hanger. Avoid storing it in a place where it can get crushed or flattened, such as under heavy objects.