How to Clean Snorkels

How to Clean Snorkels
Snorkeling is considered natural diving because there isn't added When National Geographic started producing articles and television shows on the sport of snorkeling, it really took off. With snorkeling's popularity came quality equipment. If you snorkel, you'll need to clean your equipment. It's easy.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bucket Dish-washing detergent Water Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Dish-washing detergent
  • Water
  • Bleach
Step 1
To clean a snorkel that that has just been used and you plan to use again the next day, fill a bucket with warm water and a small amount of dish-washing detergent.
Step 2
Place the snorkel inside of the bucket and allow it to soak for 15 minutes.
Step 3
Rinse the snorkel thoroughly, inside and out, with clean water to remove any soap residue.
Step 4
To clean a snorkel that has been used by someone else, has been lying around for a while, or shows signs of mold or mildew, fill a bucket with warm water and one cup of bleach.
Step 5
Place the snorkel inside of the bucket and allow it to soak for 15 minutes to a half an hour.
Step 6
Remove snorkel and rise thoroughly with clean water to remove any bleach residue that might remain.

Tips & Warnings

 
Wash your snorkel off before packing it away for the season.
 
Never allow your snorkel to remain in a bucket of bleach solution for long periods of time as the bleach can eat away at the material of the snorkel.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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