5 Supplies You'll Need to Keep a Steady Stock of When You Put in a Pool

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5 Supplies You'll Need to Keep a Steady Stock of When You Put in a Pool

5 Pieces of Pool Equipment You'll Need to Keep a Stock of

Have you just put in a pool? You'll need certain pool equipment to maintenance it. Here are a few of the basics.

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Adding a pool to your property is the fulfillment of a childhood dream. It is also a serious undertaking. It requires planning, a long period of construction, and a sizable chunk of change.

Once you have your pool installed, there are additional steps you have to take to maintain it. Namely, you need to stock up on pool equipment.

It can be tricky to think of every piece of equipment you need to keep your pool in tip-top shape. That is why we have made this list of five supplies to get you started on your journey to being the owner of a brand new pool.

Keep reading to find out how to maintain that ownership over the long haul.

5 Pieces of Pool Equipment You Should Not Swim Without

We are not going to pretend this is an exhaustive list of pool supplies. We would need more space to provide that. Instead, we have created a list of mostly essentials, with one optional item that can make your pool ownership experience much more pleasant.

We hope it gets you thinking. Start your checklist here.

1. Chemicals

You do not have to become a chemist to maintain clean and fresh water in your pool. In fact, your pump and filter will do most of that work for you. But there are still pathogens that can cause irritation to your skin and eyes and damage to your pool.

You can fight these by arming yourself with some simple chemicals. Start with the ones on this list:

  • Chlorine
  • Chlorine balancing agents
  • Calcium balancing agents
  • Alkaline balancing agents

2. Water Test Strips

How do you know if your chemicals are working? Great question. That is where water test strips come in handy.

You can test your water without owning your own test strips. All you need to do is take a water sample into your local pool supply store. But water test strips are quick and easy to use, and they will save you a lot of hassle.

These strips will test many aspects of your water, including total chlorine, free chlorine, total chlorine, total hardness, pH, and total alkalinity. You should test these things weekly.

3. Vacuum

We wish a Shop-Vac would suffice here, but it won't. A good self-powered vacuum goes a long way toward keeping your pool free from debris.

How much you pay depends on the features you want and your budget. These units can range from around $50 to thousands of dollars.

4. Safety Cover Tools

You know you need a pool safety cover for the winter, but did you know you also need tools to help you secure and store that cover? These include an installation rod, an anchor key, and if you want to get really thorough, a heavy duty storage bag.

Make sure you store your safety cover in a place where it itself will be safe from insects and other pests.

5. Heating Mat

A heating mat is the one inessential item on our list, but it is highly desirable. Especially at the beginning of pool season, your guests will thank you for the constant temperature a good heating mat will help you maintain.

A Well-Stocked Pool Makes for Happy Swimmers

There are obviously more than just five essential pieces of pool equipment to keep your pool operating at its best. This list is just to get you started researching the maintenance process. It is better to learn the essentials and stock up now than be surprised by a need you did not anticipate.

You do not have to do this alone. Check out our pool maintenance services if you want the help of caring, qualified experts.