Our Pool Was Disgusting Until Grandma Showed Us Her Simple Trick


Owning a pool is part of the American dream. While it might have been desirable to have a white-picket fence around the property, that was the goal a long time ago.


Now Americans look to express their success by building a pool on their property, and if they’re the only person with one in their neighborhood they can flaunt this abundant success in the faces of their neighbors – or simply use it to cool off on hot days.

While it is a big deal to own a pool, it is also a big responsibility. As anyone who has a pool knows, it takes a lot of time and effort to clean one and keep it functioning. You need to know how to balance the levels of chemicals in the water and to make sure that green algae do not take over and keep you out of the water.


Not only do you have to become a chemist when you own a pool – or hire someone to do the work for you – you need to keep it clean and protect it during the winter. That means scooping out the yard debris that constantly falls into the water and covering the pool when the season changes.

If you let your pool go a few weeks without constant care, it could start looking like a dirty pond. That’s no good. So if you find that it’s a green collection of disgusting water, you’re out of luck. Or are you?

One grandma shared a life hack that gets her pool from a green pond to pristine water in no time at all. All you need is a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Yes, this product really can do just about anything.

The person to initially come forward and share the amazing pool-cleaning trick was 49-year-old Lisa Pack. She and her daughter Whitney spend a lot of time at the pool and don’t want to spend more time than they have to to keep it clean.

Lisa shared her story on social media and got a lot of responses.

“Everyone knows that my pool is green by this time of the year. However, Whitney spotted this idea on Facebook, and I figured why not try it. I had a box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers laying around. Now mind you, my pool wasn’t green, but it looked like it was getting cloudy. I throw on of these in the skimmer basket and holla-bing-holla-boom the cloudiness left, and my sponge looks like this. I’m pretty excited to think something so cheap could help so much.”

Because Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are available almost everywhere, you can get your pool clean with little effort simply by picking one up and tossing it into your skimmer basket. It’ll do the work for you while you enjoy the cool, pristine water afterward. It’s a no-brainer, win-win situation.

Using this tip can be the perfect way to get your pool in shape for the winter. Try it this weekend and see how well it clears up your cloudy pool water.