If you have children, you may have concerns about the number of chemicals to which they are exposed. When it comes to cleaning kid's swimming pools there are natural, homemade solutions that will clean the pool and give you peace of mind about the cleanliness of your child's environment.
Empty the pool completely. Remove water and miscellaneous debris, including bugs, leaves, grass and dirt from the pool by spraying it with a garden hose or pouring water into the pool as it stands upright on its side.
Mix equal parts water and vinegar to create your cleaning solution. Consider using a used, empty, well cleaned spray bottle to hold your solution. Be sure to make enough solution to cover all areas of the pool either by spraying or sponging.
Once you solution is prepared, you can either spray the pool with the solution or use a sponge or towel to rub the solution into the pool. Allow the solution to sit for between 5 and 10 minutes before you rinse it of with the garden hose or dousing it with clean water.
Many kiddie pools have groves and ridges that trap dirt, making it difficult to remove. If your pool still has dirt spots in the groves and ridges after spraying and rinsing the vinegar and water solution, use your sponge or cloth and scrub the dirt spots with the vinegar/water solution.
If necessary, you may repeat steps 1 through 4 until you are comfortable with the cleanliness of the pool.