Basic Supplies Every Pool Owner Needs

Basic Supplies Every Pool Owner Needs

Congratulations! You’ve decided to get a pool. You’ll get to experience so much fun and enjoyment for years to come. But before you get started with the fun, you have one more thing on your to do list — you have to get the basic supplies every pool owner needs. 

Keep It Covered

One of the most essential supplies your pool needs is a pool cover. A pool cover provides multiple purposes throughout the pool season, not just when you close your pool for the season. First and foremost, a pool cover is an additional safety measure. Do you have children, pets, or maybe just some nosy neighbors? A pool cover will keep all of them out of your pool when you’re not actively using it. 

A pool cover also protects your pool (of course). Keeping your cover on between uses keeps pests and debris out, and keeps the heated water in. Plus, it could rain at any moment in the Midwest, and a pool cover helps keep that out, too.

While basic pool covers will do, many pool owners opt for an automatic pool cover. With just the turn of a key, your pool cover goes on or off, making it super easy to keep your pool covered daily.

Keep It Clean

Although it’s not always the most fun activity, you’re also going to need to keep your pool clean. The exact products you will need depend on the type of pool you have (i.e. chlorine, saltwater, etc.), but basic cleaning supplies include:

  • Pool skimmer
  • Water test strips
  • pH decreaser
  • pH increaser
  • Chlorine
  • Chlorine Shock
  • Filter cleaner
  • Filter replacement

At first, it may not seem like you need all of these supplies at once. After all, your filters should last you the entire season, right? And you only need to actually clean them once a month? Ideally they should, but you can never predict when something will go wrong. It’s always a good idea to have a spare on hand. 

How often you clean your pool doesn’t fall on an exact schedule; it depends a lot on how often you use your pool and how many people are using it. For example, if you have a pool party, you will more than likely need to move your cleaning schedule up a bit because of all of the extra contaminants in the water. So, if you always have your supplies on hand, you will be prepared for every time your pool needs service.

Keep It Local

Whether you’re looking to buy a pool, pick up some basic supplies every pool owner needs, or even hire someone to clean your pool for you, Energy Center-Manhattan Pool has you covered. We are a locally owned and operated business, and we understand what you need to have the best pool ownership experience. 


With Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, you will always have someone nearby to help you with whatever issues or questions you may have regarding your pool — for the lifetime of your pool. Contact us today and Come Find Your Gathering Place at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool.

 

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