Whether you’re a new swimming pool owner or a long-time pool owner, there are some pool supplies you will simply want to have on hand. What supplies does a new pool owner need? The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas explain it’s great for a pool owner to have at least a basic understanding of pool care.

We also know there are so many supplies on the market that it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. We put together this list for our swimming pool service clients as a way to let them know what they might want to have on hand, why, and what to do with them.

What supplies does a new pool owner need?

This is a short list and depending on your unique pool type and where you live, the supplies could be different.

  1. A leaf rake or pool skimmer should be part of your pool supplies and you will use the skimmer a lot, especially if you don’t use a pool cover regularly. The net is stainless steel mesh and are attached to a long telescoping pole.
  2. If you want to keep your pool cleaner, longer between visits you will want a pool wall and floor brush. Make sure you get the correct style for the construction material of your pool and use it regularly to remove debris and dislodge any bacteria or potential algae spores.
  3. Invest in a vacuum. There are many styles from manual to robotic. Decide what style suits you best and how involved you want to get in vacuuming.
  4. Tile soap and a tile brush to clean the calcium build up (think bathtub ring) or stubborn stains. Tile soap is sold at the pool supply house and cleans stubborn stains and oils from the pool. Don’t skimp and use a household soap because it could cause foam and impact the water chemistry.
  5. This should have been the number one on the list — a water test kit. Every pool owner should have one, should know how to read the results, and use it often. Use the test kit to perform testing to determine if the water chemistry is balanced.

In addition to the basic supplies, pick up a thermometer to track water temperatures as these can impact water chemistry and it is nice to know if there is a connection between chemistry and water temp. Ask us for the supplies you need to keep your pool always swimmable and clean!