Are you excited about swim season this year? Join the crowd! People are definitely in more of a rush these days to purchase pool supplies. The motivation for more people to invest in at-home recreation is on the rise. Keeping a selection of pool supplies on hand can help you avoid making a dash to the store at the last minute. If you are asking, “What pool supplies should I stock up on ahead of time?” we have some great answers to your question.
Here, we have compiled a list of important items to meet your pool’s needs in the following categories:
- Water Sanitation
Pool Supplies for Safety
As always, the number one priority facing all pool owners is to make your pool environment safe. Nothing else matters when that isn’t achieved. Therefore, the first items on the shopping list for a pool opening should come from a safety checklist.
This includes the appropriate life preservation equipment such as a rescue hook, a life ring, ropes to cordon off the deep end, and, of course, the good, old-fashioned first aid kit. Also, call us to talk about installing childproof drain covers if you do not already have these items in place.
Pool Supplies for Cleanliness
Once you’ve taken care of your pool’s key safety items, it’s time to replenish the cleaning supplies. By “cleaning supplies,” we mean the tools used to get rid of the big stuff: twigs, leaves, and flower petals that accumulated in and around the pool and even manage to creep into it more often than you would like.
Way too frequently, owners wait until they take the winter cover off to inspect their cleaning equipment only to find their leaf skimmer has a tear in it. Therefore, give your pool pole and its attachments (i.e., skimmer, brush, vacuum head, and vacuum hose) a check-up a couple of weeks before you venture toward pool opening. If anything seems like it’s about to expire, put it on the shopping list.
If you are truly serious about cleaning your pool as quickly and thoroughly as possible, you’ll also want to take stock of what is in your garden shed. Specifically, you want a garden hose and leaf blower on hand to help clear the deck before you even touch the pool.
Pool Supplies for Water Sanitation
Congratulations! Your pool is clean, safety-inspector approved, and ready for topping off with water. That means it’s time for chemicals. But wait. Do you have enough chemicals? Take it from us, if you wait until the pool is childproofed and clean to shop for chemicals, you may be a little late to the game. Supply chain issues have made chemical shortages a real concern, so do not put this off until last minute.
At Goodall Pools, you can speak with one of our expert water care staff members up to months prior to your pool opening about what chemical regimen they recommend for your pool. You may find that a new form of chlorine or even a chlorine alternative is a good fit for your situation.
Pool Supplies for Fun
Pool toys are essential supplies for your swimming experience. If anyone tells you otherwise, ignore them. Be sure to stock up on floaties, water guns, and pool noodles so your hard work building and maintaining the pool is rewarded!
We offer high-quality products in each of these categories at Goodall Pools & Spas. Visit our website today to learn more about our products including our selection of BioGuard® chemicals, cleaning equipment, and toys!