The best swimming pool accessories will help you take care of your pool as well as enjoy it. A few must have pool accessories include a quality pool cover, vacuums, heater, fun to use floats and toys, and waterproof speakers – to name a few!
As a pool owner, you know how much work goes into having a clean, safe, and fun swimming pool. That said, the effort you put into maintaining yours comes with endless benefits. Pool maintenance requires some specific accessories that ensure that your backyard oasis is in tip-top condition at all times. Once you have the safety and upkeep down, you can move on to the fun stuff.
The best swimming pool accessories are not only functional but will also allow you to enjoy your backyard – as it should be! All work and no play do not make a happy pool owner. Keep reading for some practical pool accessories as well as some fun add-ons that will make enjoying your pool that much more, well, enjoyable!
First up is a must have pool accessory that will help keep your pool clean. It’s first on our list because a quality pool cover will take a lot of the hard work out of keeping your pool debris-free. Falling leaves, twigs, and the like can clog up your pool filter. And, let’s face it, no one wants to swim in water that’s filled with junk.
Choose between several different types of covers, including:
A pool vacuum will also help you keep your watering hole clean. Basic pool maintenance includes making sure that your pool’s skimmer basket is debris-free. You’ll also want to use a pool skimmer to get rid of floating leaves or twigs. You should also consider scrubbing the sides and bottom every few months to keep things extra clean.
A pool vacuum can help make these tasks even easier. We recommend checking out the Hayward Power-Vac and Super-Vac family of vacuums for your pool cleaning needs. You’ll be able to get back your precious relaxing time and let a pool vacuum do most of the work for you!
This is one of the most important must have pool accessories if you want to enjoy yours when it’s cold outside! Gas heaters, heat pumps, and solar are the three main heater types to choose from. You’ll want to go for whichever option works for your backyard, your budget, and your personal preference.
Swimming pool lights will keep your pool area safe, as well as be a great decorative element! We have an entire blog article dedicated to the best pool lights. You can choose between white lights that are best for brightness and safety, like these CrystalLogic white LED lights. Or, if you want to add some color to the mix (and the ability to put on a backyard light show!), opt for these ColorLogic LED Lights.
Now onto the fun stuff! No pool (or pool party) is complete without a few floats and toys. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
There’s nothing quite like relaxing in your pool with your favorite music. We always recommend that you purchase a waterproof speaker to enjoy some tunes poolside. No one wants to find themselves with a water-damaged speaker.
Brands like Bose, JBL, Sonos, and Anker all have great options. For the ultimate waterproof speaker experience, go for one that can float!