‘We’ve got a lot of towels on hand’ – How to clean up after a pool

Pool cleaning is a big one, with the amount of towels being cleaned up being on the rise.Business Insider’s Matt Thompson has some tips on how to keep your towels and other household items tidy and safe while you’re on the job. He points out that many people are looking for the perfect pool towel, but…

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Pool cleaning is a big one, with the amount of towels being cleaned up being on the rise.

Business Insider’s Matt Thompson has some tips on how to keep your towels and other household items tidy and safe while you’re on the job.

 He points out that many people are looking for the perfect pool towel, but a lot is going on behind the scenes, as well.

Here are his top tips on cleaning up after the pool.

1.

Use a detergent or cleaner to scrub the poolside. 

“If you have towels or other household objects in the pool, like golf balls, then the first thing you should do is take them out of the pool and put them on the side of a bucket, away from any water,” Thompson says. 

“And then, if you have other household towels, like towels, take them away from the water, put them in the bucket and then scrub them with a detergent, like a lye-based product, to clean them up.” 

2.

Clean up before you leave.

“Wet towels will do.

You want to scrub them and then wash them with warm water,” says Thompson.

“If they’re wet, you’ll want to rinse them off and then you’ll see the water is coming out of them.

And if you want to put them away and then leave them, that’s also fine. 

3. 

You don’t want to be washing up,” Thompson adds. “

It’s a good idea to use a shower in the morning, but it’s also good to take a shower afterwards.

You don’t want to be washing up,” Thompson adds.

“You want to wash up after you have gone to bed, and you want it to get back to a clean, fresh, dry condition.” 

4. 

Never leave your towel at the pool without it being used.

“Wash it and put it away in a different area, somewhere where it won’t get wet,” Thompson advises. 

5.

Use your hands to clean your towels, not the pool itself. 

The water will get into your hands, so you need to use your hands as a way to scrub, and if you don’t, you can still make a mess. 

6. 

Wear long sleeves or flip flops. 

If you’ve got towels or towels in your shirt or pants, it’s probably best to use them to wash, not clean.

“Wear a long sleeve shirt or flip-flops,” Thompson suggests.

“And if you’re going to use something to scrub your pool, make sure it’s long enough to get under the towel.”7.

Never use the pool for a hot tub.

“A hot tub is very, very, dirty.

It is not a good place to do laundry,” Thompson warns.

“So, use something that’s dry, something that can be easily washed away, something like a paper towel or a toilet paper.” 

8. 

Be prepared for the smell.

“It can be difficult to get used to the smell of the water.

It’s a very, strong smell.

It can be a bit overwhelming, and I don’t recommend it,” Thompson recommends. 

9.

Take the shower in a place where it can get the smell out of your body. 

In the case of the shower, Thompson suggests taking a shower at home. 

10. 

Use a dry towel to wipe your hands.

“You don’t need a wet towel to wash your hands,” he says.

“Instead, a dry, dry towel is perfect for wiping your hands.” 

11. 

Avoid sitting at the water with towels.

“I wouldn’t recommend sitting at a water table, because the water will just get under them,” Thompson notes. 

12. 

When you’re cleaning up, put some soap in a plastic bag.

“Just use a plastic towel, just throw it in the wash, and then throw it out, and rinse it off, and use it for a while,” Thompson urges. 

13. 

Put a shower cap on the sink. 

Thompson recommends putting a showercap on the water table and then placing a showerhead on top of it.

“If the water has a good temperature, it’ll come out very quickly,” he advises.

“And it’ll look really nice, so put it on and then go out to the pool.” 

14. 

Clean up with a sponge.

“A sponge is good to use to clean the pool,” Thompson tells Business Insider.

“It doesn’t get cold, it doesn’t have any odors and it’s very, much easier to clean than just wiping with a rag.” 

15. 

Always have a shower to shower.

“Don’t put your towel or your tennis racket in the sink,” Thompson cautions. 

16. 

Make sure you’re