Having a pool at home sounds fun because not only do you have a beautiful view from your balcony, you can also go for a swim anytime you want. But, the only downside of owning a pool is maintaining it and keeping it clean and functional. In this article, we’ll enlist ways to clean a pool without spending tons of money.
Use Baking Soda to Scrub Tiles
Instead of buying expensive cleaning agents or chemicals to scrub the pool tiles, you can do it by yourself. When the pool is empty, what you can do is to get yourself baking soda and brush to scrub the tiles. The baking soda is a great cleaning agent and does not have any foul odor. If you have the budget, you can use a swimming pool cleaner to ensure the same cleaning quality.
Remove Oil Through Old Tennis Balls
Another affordable way to maintain the cleanliness of your pool is by throwing old (but clean) tennis balls into the pool. This will somehow absorb oil from the water and will keep the pool fresh and clean. After a few minutes of an hour, remove the tennis balls and clean them using running water.
Strip Away Metal Stains Using Lemon
If you have metal handles at the sides of your pool, you will probably notice stains from all kinds of circumstances there. What you can do is use lemon and a toothbrush to brush away the stains. The acid of the lemon will help dissolve the said dirt.
Skim Water Using a Window Screen
Even skimmers are expensive when you buy high-quality ones. This being said, what you can do is to use old window screens to remove debris like leaves and insects that are floating on your pool. But of course, you need to make sure the same is clean and does not contain any fine dust.
Disintegrate Water Scales With Vinegar
Water scales can be a hard thing to deal with in the long run that will make you spend all your money. To prevent this, regularly clean or remove water scales from your pool using a vinegar solution and a sponge. This will help decalcify them and will let you avoid future expensive professional help.
Pump Your Pool Twice a Day
This will require some electric power that might boost your bills. But, by pumping your pool twice a day, you will make it better. This will also keep your swimming pool on its tip-top form so whenever you need to jump in the pool, you can safely do so.
Change Your Pool Water 3 Times a Year
Last but not least is changing your pool water at least three (3) times a year. The chemicals that are thrown into the water will not hide the fact that the same is still using the old one. This will also help you scrub the walls and floors to ensure overall cleanliness.