Okay so you’ve just installed your pool outside in your yard but it looks somewhat bland. You already have all the basics – pool floaties, a water slide, a roller coaster, but you want more! Well, if you are one of the lucky few people with an outdoor pool, here are three things you can buy to improve your outdoor pool area – they’ll have your poolside area looking quite fancy in no time, and they aren’t as expensive or time consuming as you might think!
What pool would be complete without poolside chairs? Poolside chairs are the most basic accessory you can add to improve your outdoor pool area. While it is great for getting a tan, it also adds a lot of flavor and personality to your outdoor pool area, improving its aesthetics. Poolside chairs aren’t too expensive as you can find ones in the range of $25-$50. If you are looking for poolside chairs that are a little more durable and comfortable, wooden ones will cost you anywhere from $80 to $150, while aluminum models can run up to $200. Whichever price point you pick, poolside chairs will definitely improve your pool area’s look.
Outdoor Towel Racks
If you are going to be using the pool area more than a few times a year, outdoor towel racks are definitely a necessity. They are inexpensive yet vastly improve the look of your pool area. Aside from functioning as an aesthetic accessory, a handy towel rack at your poolside can provide convenience and minimizes wetness around there area, thereby reducing the chance of falls and slips. If you have a large family or entertain a lot of people, you should definitely get a 5-bar multi-bar towel rack. Those usually run from $70 to $100. But if you don’t have a large family or don’t plan on having too many people over to your pool area, there are definitely some cheaper options.
An Automatic Pool Cleaner
Keeping the pool area clean can be quite burdensome. If there is a downside to owning a pool, this is it. Cleaning a pool manually can be a part-time job all on its own. To make cleaning the pool easier and less time consuming, invest in an automatic pool cleaner. Although they do cost a little bit of money, you will save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run by being able to regularly maintain the pool without any work on your end. Automatic pool cleaners, as the name implies, automatically clean and filter out dirt, debris, and chemicals from your swimming pool. There are three types of automatic pool cleaners; suction-side, pressure-side, and robotic. Suction-side cleaners use a suction to vacuum up dirt and debris inside your pool. This is probably the cheapest option and is great for those that have smaller pools. Pressure-side cleaners features a hose that you attach to your pool. That hose then creates pressure that moves the cleaner and also creates a vacuum that cleans your pool at the same time. Pressure-side cleaners are a bit more involved to install but the payoff is that it is faster and more efficient at cleaning your pool than suction-side cleaners. Pressure-side cleaners are ideal for those with mid-size pools. Robotic cleaners are invariably the most expensive out of the three types of cleaners. That is because robotic cleaners are wholly self sufficient and have their own motors and filtering system. This type of pool cleaner is extremely effective in cleaning up small dirt and debris left in the pool and is a great option if you have a large swimming pool.
Automatic cleaners are definitely the most expensive accessory out of our list here—but they are also the most necessary. Without it, you can count on spending hours upon hours each week cleaning your pool—and you still won’t be able to clean it nearly as well as an automatic cleaner will.