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Inflatable pools are seeing a surge in popularity as more Britons make the most of the sunny June weather. Stores across the nation are now selling large affordable pools for under £100 which are perfect for the garden. But how can you keep them clean?
Fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch have shared their tips on Facebook for keeping your swimming pool clean after one user bought her first pool for just £60 from Argos.
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, has gained popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and tricks on social media and TV.
She now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and has authored several books.
Fans of hers have now created their own social media groups dedicated to sharing cleaning tips and tricks, which is where one user asked how she can keep her new pool clean.
She said: “So Saturday I got my first pool. It’s a 10ft one from Argos (only £60, good deal really).
“As it’s my first I have a few questions on how often I need to clean/filter/empty it.
“Can I buy certain products to clean? Any nifty tricks to cleaning it?”
The post was inundated with almost 200 comments and was shared 15 times on Facebook.
The most common response was to use chlorine tablets in a floater.
One user said: “My 10 ft goes the whole summer without needing refilling.
“I have chlorine tablets in a floater. The pump is on a timer plug and comes on for two hours a day.
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“Then I just wash the filter every so often and net it as necessary.
“Easy peasy and stays crystal clear all summer.”
Another person said: “I use chlorine tablets in a floater.
“Take it out when kids are in it then put fresh ones in at the end of the day.”
Another user replied: “I rinse mine in cold water to get the bugs out.
“I put chlorine tablets in the dispenser to keep the water clear.”
Another cleaning fan said: “Had one all last summer, best thing ever. Fit it with a good filter, wash out every couple of days and leave it on for a couple of hours after use.
“Leave chlorine tablets floating in it and tennis balls to absorb the suncream, no need for changing water. Best of luck.”
Another said: “Get big chlorine tablets and a pool floater for it to go in.
“A pool hoover is great and a net.
“I changed the filters every two days and you can buy a cleaning solution to clean the filters so you can reuse them.”
Another individual replied: “Chlorine tablets, a pool floater, testing strips, a pool hoover, a net and a lot of filters (change weekly). £60 sounds cheap but the hidden costs rack up!”
Another cleaning enthusiast replied: “We have this pool and I bought the floater and chlorine tablets from Amazon.
“Keeps the pool fresh, and use a fishing net to take out any leaves etc. that fall in when the pool is uncovered.”
“I have a floating chlorine pod which takes chlorine tablets, it keeps water cleaner, just remove floating pod when using the pool,” said another person.
Chlorine tablet floaters can be purchased on Amazon for as little as £3.
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