Winter Storage Tips For Pool Accessories & Toys
Having a pool can be a lot of fun for your family during the hot summer months. Chances are if you have a pool, you have a few pool accessories and toys laying around to enjoy. Keeping these on your pool deck or patio, or in your shed or garage during the summer months is okay since you are most likely using them frequently. Between summers, you want to make sure you properly store your accessories and toys to prevent them from deteriorating. In doing so, you can ensure your toys remain in good condition. Store them property by following these tips.
Clean Pool Accessories
Before storing your pool accessories and toys, cleaning them is important. This will help prevent mold and mildew from growing and eating away at your pool toys. To clean them, you can use either vinegar or bleach. Create a solution with 125 ml of vinegar or bleach and 4 liters of cold water. Add 1 cup of baking soda for every 4 liters of cold water. Wear rubber gloves to protect your skin. Dip a scrubbing brush into the solution and lightly scrub the toys. Hose them off and leave in the shade to dry.
Once the toys have completely dried and drained, deflate the pool toys. If you are worried about the inflatables sticking together, you can coat them with a thin layer of talcum powder or cornstarch.
Storing your pool accessories in an airtight container will help during the winter months as these containers help maintain a consistent temperature. Keep these containers in a garage or shed and out of the elements. Install ceiling hooks to hang certain toys and accessories. By doing this, you can save yourself time and money each year on buying new pool accessories and toys.
When the cooler weather starts rolling around, closing your pool can be stressful. While you are working on cleaning up and putting away your pool toys and accessories, Nejame & Sons can assist you with pool closing services. Contact us today for more information.