How to Perform an Efficient After Party Pool Cleanup
Pool parties are the best and everybody loves them! However, cleaning your pool after a party could be one of the most tedious tasks you could think of. Floating cups, random garbage, and lots of debris probably got your pool to end up looking like a party war zone.
But if you like to have fun, organize parties, and host get-togethers, it is inevitable that the celebration would eventually get to the pool area every time. And what is also inevitable is the fact that you always need to do a full cleanup after the party ends.
To help you with the task, at the Kool Pool Service, we have some great tips for you. Keep on reading to learn more.
Cleaning up after a party: Step-by-step guide
1. Divide your cleaning areas
Zoning your pool in different areas for cleaning is a great way to make the task feel less like a chore and more like an achievement quest. Start by mentally dividing your pool space into two zones: around the pool and in the pool.
2. Pick up items around the pool
Picking up stuff after a party is a very annoying task, but a necessary one. Depending on the intensity of the party and the number of guests, you might have a lot of picking up and disposing to do. Cleaning up around your pool first is a great way to ensure you have no obstacles in your way once you start picking up the pool’s floating debris.
3. Pick up items in the pool
Any trash, floats, toys, and pool accessories need to be taken out of the pool. Store all pool items away as usual. As for the rest, it is time to grab some garbage bags and a pool skimmer and collect everything that does not belong in a pool.
This is usually the most tedious part of the after-party pool cleanup because bulky floating rubbish does not stay in one place, and also some of the large debris actually ends up at the bottom of the pool.
4. Clean the pool
Once you remove everything from the pool, it is time for the real after-party cleaning process:
Dirt, small debris, and other hard-to-remove waste are almost unavoidable after a party. That is the reason why cleaning the pool includes skimming the surface, brushing the steps, and vacuuming the floor.
The first step is to get your skimmer and skim the pool from tiny particles and surface residue. The next step is to brush the walls and steps so that any dirt and build-up settle on the pool floor.
And then finally – vacuuming is an efficient way to get rid of everything that has accumulated at the bottom of the pool. If you have an automatic pool cleaner, it is a great alternative to manual vacuuming.
5. Balance and shock the pool
High bather loads can cause an increase in contaminants such as body oils, lotions, perspiration, sunscreen, etc, which can affect the pH and chlorine levels of the water. Balancing the water chemistry helps to ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are within the proper range for safe swimming.
Increased bather loads during a pool party can also cause an upsurge in the total chlorine demand (TCD) of the water. That means the pool water requires more chlorine to remain safe. Shocking the pool with a higher level of chlorine helps to break down these contaminants and restore the proper chlorine levels.
Shocking the pool also kills bacteria and algae, and helps to remove any chloramines that may have formed in the water. Chloramines can cause eye and skin irritation, and a strong chlorine shock helps to break them down and prevent them from building up.
In summary, shocking the pool after a party helps to maintain the proper pH and chlorine levels, remove chloramines, kill bacteria and algae, and reduce the total dissolved solids to ensure the safety and clarity of the water.
6. Run the filtration and circulation system
Running your circulation and filtration systems is one of the most important steps in an after-party pool cleanup. When a large number of people are swimming in the pool, the water can become cloudy and gloomy.
The circulation and filtration systems help to remove particles that can cause that cloudiness, and keep the water clear and clean. Running the circulation and filtration systems also helps to distribute the chlorine and other chemicals evenly throughout the pool, which helps to keep the water balance.
If you prefer to relax after a party and pool cleanup is not on your priority list, you can always rely on a professional pool cleaning service like A Kool Pool Service! We can help keep your pool clean and hygienic to use, even after a pool party.