Items Every Pool Owner Should Have
When you own a pool, it’s likely that summer parties and BBQs are held at your house. Now, as a party host, you want your guests to have the best time, while also keeping them safe. Check out these items that are essential for ensuring your pool and backyard are at their maximum potential.
No one wants to swim in a pool while bugs, leaves, or anything else floats next to them. Having a skimmer on hand helps your pool stay as clean as the day you opened it all summer long. It’s also helpful to have around in case something falls into the pool while no one is in the water to retrieve it.
A Solar Cover
While no one wants to swim in water as warm as a bath, they also don’t want to swim in ice water. With a solar cover, you can warm up your pool while you’re not using it so that by the time your party rolls around, it’s the perfect temperature. Placing a cover on your pool when it’s not in use also helps keep dirt and debris out of it. An important thing to remember is that falling into a pool cover of any kind is dangerous so exercise caution when children are playing around a covered pool.
Pool Gate or Lock
No matter what type of pool you have, you need to have a lockable entrance. In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Building Codes, all above-ground pools over 4 ft. must have either a lockable ladder or a locking gate if there is a deck. All in-ground pools must be fenced in and require a gate or door that is self-closing and opens in the direction opposite of the pool. Keeping the pool secured when it’s not in use can help prevent people, especially young children from accidentally falling in and drowning.
There are so many different items that can make or break your swimming experience. First up are goggles. These allow you to see underwater without harming your eyes, making diving for pool rings much easier. Speaking of pool rings, there are plenty of pool toys that take swimming to a whole other level. Whether it be a net for pool volleyball, a handful of rubber diving sticks, or flippers to pretend you’re a mermaid, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to have a designated place for your accessories to help keep the area around the pool clear and prevent people from tripping.
Next, we have pool floats. There’s nothing better than relaxing in the pool on a giant inflatable swan. Trust us, we’re speaking from first-hand experience. After getting out of the pool, you’re going to want to dry off and who doesn’t love a fresh towel? Investing in a towel rack is the best way to keep all the towels organized and dry. Lastly, your pool area needs chairs! Having a seating area allows adults to supervise young children in the pool and allows those not swimming to have a space to relax.