3 Unique Ways To Keep Your Pool Water Clean & Healthy For Your Family

If you have a family swimming pool, then you likely take care to perform regular pool maintenance to keep your pool water clean and healthy for your family. However, you may not realize that there are some easy tricks that can help you cut down on the amount of pool maintenance you need to perform. 

Read on to learn three unique ways to keep your pool water clean and healthy for your family:

1. Add a Few Tennis Balls into Your Pool Water to Absorb Oils

If you find that an oily residue often accumulates on the surface of your pool, then you may grow tired of having to clean this residue off frequently. While ensuring that your family washes off any oil-filled sunscreens (choose oil-free versions instead), and showers before entering the pool to remove natural skin oils can help prevent this problem, there is an even easier solution. 

Add a few clean tennis balls into your pool water, and their fibers will naturally soak up any oil they encounter. As an added bonus, your family can play fun games with the tennis balls to add extra excitement to pool time. 

2. Surround Your Pool with Citronella Candles to Keep Bugs Out

There can be nothing more annoying than having to use your pool net daily to skim out pesky mosquitoes and other bugs that find their way into your pool. You can naturally cut down the number of insects and bugs that enter your pool water by keeping your pool surrounded by citronella candles (never leave these candles unattended) while your family is swimming. Not only will these candles keep mosquitoes from entering your pool water, but they can also keep your family free from mosquito bites as they swim. 

Studies have shown that citronella candles reduce mosquito landings by 42 percent. 

3. Make Sure Your Family Only Swims in Swimsuits

If your family or guests often swim in clothing or like to keep their t-shirts on while they swim, then realize that having your family swim in swimsuits only can keep your pool water cleaner and safer. When the chlorine in your pool interacts with clothing fibers, especially cotton, it can cause the fibers to shed and eventually clog your swimming pool drain. 

In addition, clothing dyes can cause your pool to become cloudy as they leach into the water, and clothing that has been worn all day can harbor bacteria that leads to your pool water becoming unsanitary more quickly. 

Bathing suits made of nylon, spandex, and polyester are the best options for family swim attire. 

If you have a family swimming pool, then remember these three unique ways to keep your pool water clean and healthy while cutting down on the amount of pool maintenance you must perform. 

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