Your pool toys will get used a lot this summer. Once you’ve had some fun in the sun, you’ll need to make sure you’re giving them the care and attention they need to keep them in excellent condition. We’ve got summer cleaning tips for pool toys so you can keep playing with them without any issues.
Why Do Toys Need To Be Cleaned?
Some people believe their pool toys are always clean because they’re constantly submerged and tossed around in chlorinated water. However, when you expose these objects to water, filth such as mold and mildew will build upon them. Throughout the summer, make sure you take the time to give them all a once-over using various cleaning solutions.
There are a couple of different methods you can use to clean your pool toys effectively. Regularly clean your foam toys—such as your foam noodles—while also taking care of other toys as needed. Make sure you throw away any items that are damaged or cracked.
How To Clean
You have some options to clean toys without having to use harmful chemicals.
- Fill a spray bottle with ½ cup of vinegar, and ½ cup of water. Give your toys a thorough mist, wipe them down with a soft washcloth or sponge, then rinse them off with water.
- You can also fill the bottle with ¼ cup of baking soda and a quart of water. Wipe down the toys, then rinse them off.
- Take two cups of bleach and mix it with a gallon of water. Make sure you are wearing protective gloves, dip a sponge or brush into the mixture and give the toys light scrub, then rinse it off.
Once you’ve gone through and cleaned your pool toys, find a sunny spot where you can lay them down. Let them thoroughly dry to help prevent mold and mildew from growing from leftover moisture. When they’re dry, store them in a cool, dry place such as a shed. For toys such as inflatables, you can hang them up in a mesh bag to let any remaining water drip out.
We hope these summer cleaning tips for pool toys help you continue your summer fun without dealing with slime and grime. Honor Trading Company offers the perfect summer fun toys with items such as our white swimming noodles and jumbo foam noodles. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our products.