Why work harder than you need to, especially when you can hack your way through?! While “hack” might rhyme with “slack,” sometimes you can get the same results while also slacking off a bit (see Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4). Today we’re going to look at a few more pool maintenance hacks that will be sure to have you wondering why you didn’t think of that before! Work smarter, not harder, next pool season, and have more time to relax in your very own backyard swimming pool!
Improve Water Circulation with a Fountain
It’s no secret that fountains and other water features add aesthetic appeal, but did you know that they also provide the added benefit of circulating your swimming pool water? Unlike many swimming pool additions, fountains don’t have to be expensive or require professional installation; a simple one can be purchased inexpensively from many online retailers and can be set up in only minutes. In addition to providing added visual appeal, the sound of moving water helps set a relaxing tone, enhancing your swimming pool’s environment. This hack is a definite win-win in our books!
Deter Bees with Dryer Sheets
Whether you’re allergic to bee stings or simply averse to any kind of pain, we’re guessing you’d rather not have bees hanging around your swimming pool. While you don’t want to eliminate bees altogether (they’re important pollinators, after all!) you can keep them away from your pool by adding dryer sheets and maybe a few lemongrass plants. Simply place baskets around your poolside area, filled with lemongrass and dryer sheets, and watch how bees perceive the barrier. Why bees dislike the clean fragrance of lemongrass, we’re not quite sure — but the fact is that they do! While these items will not hurt bees, they will keep them away from your pool. Unless, of course, you’re also cooking hotdogs and serving up sweet treats and those aromas overpower the others. But that’s totally your call.
Clean Filters Each Month
Okay, cleaning might not seem like a hack; it is actually work. However, this simple task will work wonders in the way of keeping your pool’s filter working properly. With less resistance, your pool filter will certainly work more effectively. Without added strain on your pump, your electricity bills will be lower, too.
Consider a Salt Water Chlorine Generator
Salt water pools reduce both the expenses and maintenance necessary to run your pool, but a salt water pool brings with it added benefits as well. Not only will your skin and eyes thank you, but so will your nose, which will no longer wrinkle at the caustic chemical odors. Salt water chlorine generators, as their name implies, still generate chlorine; however, the chlorine that they produce is a safer, salt-based chlorine that automatically becomes balanced without the need of tablets. Less expensive to run than typical chlorination, salt water chlorine generators also produce extremely soft water that’s easy on your skin — and the rest of your body!
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