Warm temperatures and longer days mean many of us are getting ready to spend some much needed time poolside. The right swimming pool accessories can help you and your family make the most of your time in the water. While you’re stocking up on sunscreen and flip flops, you may also want to check out some of these awesome pool accessories.

1. Pool floats & loungers

Blue Pool Float

Nothing beats a relaxing afternoon floating in the pool! From loungers to hammocks to inflatable rings, there are plenty of sizes, shapes and colors to choose from. Pool floats are great for when you have some spare time to kick back and relax, and durable enough to stand up to play time with the kids too.

2. Pool toys

Water Catch Game

If you have kids, you’ll definitely need a good selection of pool toys. Searching for diving sticks or playing a friendly game of catch can provide hours of fun for your family. Your kiddos will be having such a good time, they won’t even realize the game is helping them stay active and become better swimmers!

3. Robotic pool cleaner

Robotic Pool Vacuum

Most people would agree they’d rather spend time enjoying their pool than cleaning it. However, cleaning is an important (and unavoidable) maintenance task. With a robotic pool cleaner, cleaning is as as easy as pushing a button. If you want to spend less time cleaning and more time swimming, it’s definitely worth adding to your pool maintenance arsenal.

4. Rechargeable pool light

LED Floating Pool Light

If you’re planning a pool party or backyard barbecue that may extend into the evening, you’ll want to invest in some pool lights. A soft, warm glow can help set the mood and extend your swimming time once the sun goes down. There are multiple lighting options for swimming pools, but a battery-powered light can provide flexibility and cost savings for families who aren’t often out after dark.

5. Colorful beach towels

Beach Towels

Water lovers will definitely need some designated beach towels. That way you won’t have to worry about running low on towels in the bathroom or risk your nice bath towels getting dirty or faded outside. It can be fun for everyone in your family to pick out a different color or pattern that fits their unique personalities.

6. A waterproof case for your smartphone.

Smartphone on patio

Phones are a helpful tool for swimming pool owners. You can use them to take photos of the kids splashing around, download handy pool maintenance apps, and more. However, using your smartphone around the pool puts it at risk for water damage. Investing in a waterproof phone case can help reduce the likelihood your phone will get ruined and give you some peace of mind.

7. Waterproof Bluetooth speaker

Waterproof speaker

Who doesn’t love rocking out to their favorite songs? Whether you’re throwing an epic pool party or just relaxing, music is a must! Waterproof floating speakers can be a cost-effective alternative to investing in a full outdoor audio system but still getting a good quality sound. Throw them right in the water and crank up the tunes!

8. Goggles

Girl With Goggles

Goggles are great for water lovers of all ages. From improved visibility to helping hesitant kids feel more comfortable in the water, there’s plenty of benefits to wearing goggles in the pool. There are different styles of goggles that work best for various water activities (such as diving, snorkeling, racing, etc.), so it might be worth having a few pairs on hand!

9. Solar pool cover

Solar Pool Cover

If you want to save money, extend your swimming season, and help the environment, then a solar pool cover is a great accessory to invest in. These covers trap the heat from the sun, preventing water from evaporating and keeping your pool warmer naturally. As an added bonus, they’ll also help keep leaves and debris out of the water, so you’ll have less cleaning and use fewer chemicals to keep the water balanced.

10. Liner repair kit

Pool Liner Patch Kit

Pool liner rips, tears, and punctures can happen to even the most careful owners. If damage happens while opening your pool or during everyday use, it’s handy to have a pool liner repair kit on hand. The quicker you can patch a hole, the quicker your family can get back to swimming!

We hope you have a blast in the pool this summer! Once you’re stocked up on all your must-have accessories, check out these other blogs to help you have even more fun in the sun…

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