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Inflatable Pool Tips

When the hot summer comes, a backyard pool would be  an ideal place to cool off . But not every homeowner is entitled to  have the money, space or time for an in-ground pool or even a less permanent above-ground pool. However, when you have an inflatable pool, you could easily set up, put away or move it in a very short time. If with the large models  your family members could take a refreshing dip and en joy yourself together. If you intend to buy an inflatable pool, you should  keep the following tips in mind that would be much helpful in prolonging the pool’s life and keeping swimmers safe.

1. To select the right spot

Once you have your inflatable pool, make sure that you should  select a suitable spot in your yard. Many inflatable pools are usually  made from vinyl, the  durable type of plastic. However,  it could be torn or ripped by tree branches and rocks. So when you set up your pool, you had better find a grassy part of your lawn that is free of debris and take measure to ensure the pool to fit once it is inflated. However, you should know what type of grass is in your yard, because some harder varieties, for example, Bermuda grass, can grow through the vinyl. Apart from that, try not to set up the pool beneath trees since  leaves and other material would continually fall into it, in that case, you have to skim the water regularly.

2. To use a safety barrier

Although you set up the inflatable pool temporarily, there is still a drowning risk to children and pets. It does not make sense if  you intend to build a permanent fence because you may move the pool or put it away during the winter. So you need some type of barrier to prevent unsupervised access. A temporary plastic mesh safety fence would be a good choice since it does not cost too much and could easily be moved.

3. To protect the vinyl

An inflatable pool’s vinyl should be kept away from rocks, sticks and hard grasses beneath it, but in some other conditions, the material may become damaged. Remember that toys with sharp edges should not allowed in the pool because they may puncture the vinyl. In addition, prevent pets from scratching at the pool’s walls. Prolonged exposure to the sun could  weaken the vinyl. If you are not going to use the pool for an extended period, you should replace the pool in the shade or deflate it and store it in a cool, dark place until you plan to use it again.

4. To clean before deflating

As soon as a long summer is nearly finished, your inflatable pool has become dirty or begun showing signs of staining. Before you deflate it and put somewhere for winter storage, you should have it a thoroughly cleaned to be  ready for the next season. When the pool is drained, you should have a broom to sweep up any visible debris. If you find some stubborn debris that is stuck to the vinyl, you had better use your garden hose to spray the walls and floor to have them removed. Dilute a liquid disinfectant with water and use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the pool to ensure it free of bacteria and grime. Rinse the vinyl with your hose again and wait for several hours to let it to dry, then you could  deflate and store it for the winter.