If you’ve got a kiddie pool in your backyard, you probably know that keeping it clean is paramount to the safety of your children. And if you don’t have one, the last thing you want to read is a bunch of tips on keeping your child safe in the water. But I’m pretty sure my tips can benefit anyone that has to deal with their kid playing around in the water.
Benefits of A Clean Pool
Maintains Sanitary and Safe Water
Clean kiddie pools are a must for parents looking to keep their little ones safe. In addition to keeping children safe from germs, bacteria, and viruses, clean kiddie pools also help prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people take steps to prevent the spread of infection in public pools by taking simple precautions like washing hands with soap and water after using the restroom and before eating or drinking. The CDC also recommends wearing shower shoes in public showers or baths; however, this can be difficult for young children who are just beginning to walk. By maintaining clean kiddie pools, parents can help reduce the risk of spreading germs at home or at daycare centers where many different children use the same equipment.
More Enjoyment from Regular Use
One of the benefits of a clean kiddie pool is that it is more enjoyable to use. When you have a clean pool, your kids will want to swim in it more often. They won’t want to swim in an unclean pool because they know they are going to get wet and dirty.
A clean kiddie pool also makes for a safer environment for your children. When you have a dirty pool, there is no telling what kind of bacteria or germs are growing in there. For this reason, when you notice your kiddie pool getting dirty, you must take action immediately so that your kids do not get sick from swimming in it.
Another benefit of having a clean kiddie pool is that it will last longer than one that isn’t cleaned regularly. With proper care and maintenance, a kiddie pool can last for years on end without needing any major repairs or replacements.
Proper Chemical Balance
Chemical imbalances in your pool can lead to a variety of health issues as well as pool damage. Chemicals in the water, such as chlorine, could irritate your skin, eyes, and ears. It could cause serious rashes in some cases, necessitating medical attention that will almost certainly be costly.
But if you keep your pool clean at all times, there’s nothing to worry about.
Why You Shouldn’t Allow Your Pool Water to Be Stagnant?
Pool water stagnant can cause a variety of health problems. The most common pool-related health problems are ear, eye, and skin infections, but there are others as well.
Swimming pools are breeding grounds for mosquitoes, flies, and other insects that feed on humans and animals. These insects can spread diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and Chagas disease. They may also carry ticks that cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and other illnesses.
Bacteria found in soil and water can contaminate swimming pool water if it’s not properly treated or filtered. These bacteria include Legionella pneumophila, which causes Legionnaires’ disease; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Swimmers may get infected with these bacteria by swallowing contaminated water or breathing in small droplets of contaminated water vapor in the air around them. In addition to causing diarrhea and vomiting, certain strains of E. coli can cause urinary tract infections or meningitis in children who swallow contaminated water while swimming or playing near a body of stagnant water such as an abandoned swimming pool or pond.
The Benefits of Salt Water in a Children’s Pool
- Children with allergies or asthma can benefit from salt-chlorine-treated pools.
Salt-chlorine-treated pools are a great option for children with allergies, asthma, or skin conditions. Saltwater is also an option for swimming pools with high alkalinity levels that need to be balanced. As mentioned earlier, the salt level in a salt-chlorine treated pool is lower than that of regular chlorine pools.
- Salt-treated pools don’t require nearly as harsh chemicals such as chlorine to keep clean.
Salt-treated pools don’t require nearly as harsh chemicals such as chlorine to keep clean, which means you won’t have to worry about your children’s health. There is no need for PH testing and shocking, so you can avoid all the negative side effects associated with those processes (such as dry skin). Your pool filter doesn’t need backwashing either, which saves you time and money! Your pool will also be a lot easier on the environment because there is no need for ozone or UV light systems. Finally, there’s no more hassle of buying expensive salt generators; all it takes is a few pounds of salt per month!
- Kiddie pools that rely on salt are easier to maintain and clean without having to constantly apply chemicals.
Saltwater pools are easier to maintain, clean, and operate than chemically-treated swimming pools. The salt system will not require the use of chemicals, which can be toxic to children. Since there are no chemical treatments required in a saltwater kiddie pool, there is no need for regular draining or cleaning. Saltwater kiddie pools also have a built-in filtration system that cleans the water automatically and continuously while you play in it!
You don’t even have to add water when your child gets out of the pool! Simply turn on the fountain feature and let it run until all traces of dirt have been removed from your little one’s feet. This means less work for you—and more time spent enjoying summer with your kids!
- The cost of salt-treated pools is cheaper in the long run than using chemically treated water.
Salt-treated pools are easier to maintain and clean without having to constantly apply chemicals. Salt-treated pools don’t require nearly as harsh chemicals as chlorine, which can be harmful to humans and the environment if not used properly. The cost of salt-treated pools is cheaper in the long run than using chemically treated water. In addition, there are no harsh chemical odors associated with salt systems unlike traditional chlorine systems
Steps For Treating Inflatable Pool Water with Salt
- Drain the water from the pool
The first step to treat inflatable pool water with salt is to drain the water from the pool. This will help to remove any debris that might have been collected in it over time.
Do not just pull out the plug, because it will take a lot of time for you to drain all of the water from your inflatable pool. If you do not have such kind of valve, then use a hose and connect it to a faucet or hose bib so that you can pump out all of the water in your inflatable pool.
- Surfaces and walls should be cleaned
After draining all of the water from your inflatable swimming pool, then clean all surfaces and walls using a cleaning brush or sponge. Make sure that all dirt must be removed especially algae before proceeding further with this process. This step is necessary since you don’t want the salt to react in any way. Allow it to dry after you’ve finished cleaning it.
- Refill and Add Salt
Fill the pool with fresh water as needed and salt it. Remember that the amount of salt required is determined by the pool’s dimensions, current salt level, and the number of gallons it can hold. If your kiddie pool is 1500 gallons (the average baby pool is 1800 gallons), you’ll need to add 25 pounds of salt to elevate the salt level to 2800 ppm from 1200 ppm.
If your kiddie pool is 200 gallons (the normal baby pool is 150-200 gallons), you’ll need to add 3.5 pounds of salt to elevate the salt level to 3200 ppm (parts per million) from 1200 ppm.
We also recommend that you check the alkalinity and PH level of the water.
The slow dissolving feature of salt might impact the alkalinity reading in saltwater. However, it should have little effect, and you may measure it every day.
The PH should never be less than 7.2.
- Keep The Kiddie Pool Open
The last step for treating the kiddie pool with salt t is to keep the pool open and let the water dissolve the salt. If you have a pump, use it to circulate water through all parts of the pool. This will help dissolve any remaining salt crystals.
If you don’t have a pump, simply leave your kiddie pool open for at least 24 hours after adding salt to allow the water to mix thoroughly.
The most important thing about creating a kiddie pool with salt is to make sure you don’t add too much or too little. Too much will cause damage to your liner and equipment, while too little won’t kill any bacteria that could cause odor or other problems later on.
Chlorine and other chemicals may cause eye irritation, respiratory effects, or nausea for those who are sensitive to these compounds. For families with children who have allergies or asthma, salt-treated pools can be a better option because they don’t require harsh chemicals to keep clean. Parents should still follow safety procedures when using their pool including keeping it covered at all times and performing regular water testing every week as well as after heavy rains/storms that could contaminate it.