DIY is huge — just look on any Pinterest page and you’ll see thousands of DIY projects. If you want some pool maintenance hacks for the DIYer in your house, the swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee offer these swimming pool hacks to help with routine maintenance tips.

Pool maintenance hacks for the DIYer

  • You can use panty hose to collect debris. Put an old pair of pantyhose around the skimmer basket and it will prevent larger debris from getting into the skimmer basket and the filter will collect even smaller pieces of debris.
  • Your vacuum can be used as a main drain. A main drain is at the bottom of the deep end of an inground swimming pool and it works to pull water into the filter. If you have an above ground swimming pool your pool won’t have a main drain. If you have a manual pool vacuum you can hook it up and place the vacuum upside down in the middle of the pool to act as a main drain to help clear your water more quickly.
  • If you add DE powder to your sand filter to help filter out smaller debris particles. A cup of DE powder added to your sand filter will boost the filter’s cleaning capabilities.
  • A paste made of baking soda and water can effectively clean the grout on the pool tiles. It is a chemical-free way to whiten the grout and clean up any calcium deposits at the water line. If a little bit of the paste gets into the water it won’t negatively impact the water chemistry.
  • If you have a tennis ball, toss it into the swimming pool and it will remove any body oil, suntan lotion, make up or other organic oil matter left behind from those using your swimmin gpool. You can also toss a tennis ball into the hot tub, let it float around and remove any oils from the water. If you don’t want the tennis balls floating around you can put them into the skimmer basket and it will perform the same task.

These easy swimming pool hacks will help save money and may even help keep the pool cleaner, longer.