There is so much excitement in your life when you own a backyard pool. It can really bring out the kid in you. Whether purchasing inflatable pool toys, lounge chairs or accent lighting, you are probably heavily invested into getting the most out of being on, in or near the water. That’s all great. However, there is a certain sort of pool toolbox you should also have on hand, you know, for when you have to do some routine cleaning and maintenance and perhaps even some minor repairs. (It’s all fun and games until someone has to vacuum the pool, right?) Keeping up with the cleaning aspects of your swimming pool, however, are what gives it the longevity it needs so it will continue to be a source of fun and enjoyment for you and your family all year long.
A word of caution, however. There is a plethora of swimming pool equipment out there. Some you need. Some you don’t. Some you may want to have, well, just because. Some of its essential and some of it is “purchase at your own discretion” or even plain luxury items. Whatever the case may be, for the purposes of this blog post, we are going to focus on the basics, the “must have” and “should have” swimming pool equipment and tools. We are talking chemicals, equipment, filters, and such. Nothing incredibly fancy but totally integral to maintaining and cleaning a pool.