No pool is complete without the right pool accessories. So if you’re new to above-ground pool ownership, consider this the shopping list of absolute must-haves to make the most of your pool.

Pool Cover

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Pool covers are one of the best investments you can have for an above-ground pool, particularly winter covers. They’re fantastic for maintenance since they’ll keep leaves and other debris from entering your pool. These covers wrap over and around the sides of your pool, securely fastened with a cable and winch system. By effectively winterizing your pool, they reduce maintenance requirements and help prevent algae growth, ensuring a hassle-free startup come spring.

Maintenance Kits

swimming pool maintenance kit

A maintenance kit is an important purchase for a new pool owner. These kits typically include the essentials like a skimmer net, brushes, and test strips. While many other things can help keep your pool clean, consider these kits the bare minimum and a must-have before you bother with anything else.

Solar Cover

You can add a solar cover to your pool to help it retain heat. This can relieve some pressure from the extra cost of heating your pool. The cover uses the sun’s energy to keep your pool warm enough to extend your swimming season while also preventing too much water evaporation.

Quality Chemicals

Quality Chemicals and supplies can make a big difference in the maintenance and long term durability of your pool, pool equipment, and the amount of time you’re able to spend enjoying it instead of dealing with the hassle of cleaning and balancing it. At your local All Seasons Pools and Spas, you can rest assured that you’re finding the best quality  chemicals and the peace of mind that the knowledgeable staff is there to help you.


Lighting is a phenomenal addition to above-ground pools. It can transform the ambiance of your pool space both inside and out. But much like the pool cover, lighting also enhances the safety of your pool, allowing you and your family to enjoy it at night without much concern. You can add lighting directly to the pool or around the landscape; both are excellent ways to illuminate your outdoor space. 

Automatic Pool Cleaners

robotic pool cleaner

Pool cleanliness is highly essential. But the reality is that it can be challenging for homeowners to keep up with their pool’s cleaning needs. Enter the automatic pool cleaner: the perfect answer to all your cleaning concerns. Many are even programmable, so you can set it to clean at certain times or days to ensure your maintenance stays up to snuff.

Entry Systems Pool Ladder

entry pool ladder

When it comes to ensuring a safe pool experience, having a reliable entry system is essential. Ladders and step options are key accessories on this list as they make getting in and out of your pool a breeze. A quality ladder with handrails and non-slip steps provides the safest entry and exit.

Pool Heaters

The swimming season will always feel too short if you don’t invest in a pool heater. Buying a heater is a game changer for those who want to enjoy their water at multiple different temperatures. A heater is also an excellent alternative for those who don’t want to purchase solar covers; it can offset the lack of insulation your pool has.

Pool Noodles and Inflatables

There’s no way to make a list of must-have pool accessories without adding a splash of something fun! Inflatables and noodles are staples of pool ownership and can provide lots of laughs and enjoyment. They serve the additional purpose of being flotation devices that can make the pool safer for younger kids or those less confident in their swimming ability.

Water Testing Kits

If you don’t purchase a maintenance kit, the most important thing you should purchase separately from it is a water testing kit. Even if you’re keeping up with your chemical use, there are plenty of scenarios where you’ll want to test your water. Rainstorms, shocking your pool, and any other potential contamination are all good examples of times you’ll want to test your water, both before and after.

The Best Pool Accessories From All Seasons Pools and Spas

Find everything you need with All Seasons Pools and Spas! Browse our options today and pick the perfect accessories before summer hits.