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cleaning ball pool balls

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bouncinbean Tue 06-May-14 20:58:42

I've been given some plastic balls for a ball pool. They've been used outside so a little bit dusty and grubby so ideally need a clean. But how?
There's 200 of the buggers...
I wondered about the dishwasher but its pretty flimsy plastic and suspect they may shrivel/pop even on a low temp cycle.
Anyone faced this and found an easy way to clean these kind of balls...!

stargirl1701 Tue 06-May-14 21:00:01

At school we put them in a pillow case and wash them on a 15 degree cycle in the washing machine.

Fairylea Tue 06-May-14 21:01:05

Paddling pool with some washing up liquid in it?

reddaisy Tue 06-May-14 21:01:43

I filled the bath with bleachy water and chucked them all in there and basically handwashed them, then towel dried them!

LilyBobtail Tue 06-May-14 21:04:27

Top drawer of the dishwasher worked for me.

4littleones Tue 06-May-14 22:29:44

I would tip them all in the bath and wash with the shower

bouncinbean Wed 07-May-14 12:02:24

Thanks - am going to risk a few of them in the dishwasher! If it works that might be the easiest way as our washing machine is an old one and the lowest temp is 40!
I'm hoping to avoid manually doing them in the bath or paddling pool because i'm lazy!!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 07-May-14 12:06:33

Do you have children? They might enjoy washing them in a paddling pool with kits of bubbles?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 07-May-14 12:06:49


bouncinbean Wed 07-May-14 13:47:12

good plan itsallgoingtobefine but she's about turn 1 so possibly too young - and they're going to be her birthday present/surprise!
grin wink

BellaVida Wed 07-May-14 13:54:23

In the bath with diluted Milton.

LilyBobtail Thu 08-May-14 10:16:07

Should add I did them on the quick cycle which is a bit cooler I think.

bouncinbean Fri 09-May-14 07:08:46

Well I tried a quarter of them in dishwasher top shelf on our coolest cycle which is 35 and they were fine!!! Result!!!
Definitely easy and lazy way that works wink
Thanks for all the tips...

LilyBobtail Fri 09-May-14 12:52:32

Fab! I'm all for the laziest option every time wink

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