Having a pool filled with fun and exciting accessories can certainly make things more fun. Pool accessories are available for both above ground and inground swimming pools.
If you want to keep yourself organized, keep your pool cleaner, or just to have more fun, there are pool accessories available for you. Let’s look at some of the best pool accessories on the market across several different categories.
The Best Swimming Pool Accessories
1. Poolmaster 28300 Big Sucker Swimming Pool Leaf Vacuum
- Specifically for removing large leaves and dirt and debris from pools; see item # 28008, Jet Vacuum for easy pick up of small debris
- Large, 15 inch diameter vacuum with handle made of durable ABS
- Underside features 8 high-pressure water jets and 4 multi-directional wheels
- Use with standard garden hose and standard 1-1/4 inch pool pole, sold separately
Vacuuming your pool can be a real pain. Sometimes the pool does not need a complete vacuum, and instead, it just needs some leaves cleaned out. The Poolmaster Big Sucker Swimming Pool Leaf Vacuum is a perfect choice for a pool situated under a tree. This takes a few minutes to put together, you can use it with your garden hose, and you will be amazed at what it can do.
One of the most impressive things about the Poolmaster 28300 is the price for the functionality. Not many pool cleaning tools or devices are going to offer this much function for the price.
- Comes with a leaf bag
- Only takes a few minutes to clean a large pool
- Easy connection with a standard garden hose
2. Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71in X 53in
- Chair like design for added comfort
- 2 air chambers
- 2 cup holders
- 2 heavy duty handles
If your recliner is your favorite chair when you are in the house, there is no question that a floating recliner will be the best choice for the outdoors. This is a large floating recliner that is made for both above grounds and in-ground pools. Honestly, you could bring this one out on a lake if you wanted to.
The material used to make this floating recliner is durable and will hold up for years to come. Make sure that you pour yourself a drink before you head out to your chair. With two cup holders and plenty of comforts, this is a spot you are going to want to stay awhile.
- High-quality pool float
- Has drink holders
3. Pool Toy Storage Bin With Noodle Holder for Rafts Vests Balls Floaties Towels
- The Rolling Pool Storage Organizer Bin was manufactured with durability in mind. We sourced high-quality mesh material to ensure the Rolling Pool Storage Organizer won't have the color fade due to...
- Easy Installation: You can breathe a sigh of relief. You WON'T need a single tool to assemble this product. All orders arrive with instructions and all pieces are categorized by a Letter. It's a quick and...
- Great Access: Mesh pockets around the pool organizer makes it easy to retrieve small pool toys, balls, and pool safety equipment. Place your large pool toys in the center of the bin and place your noodles...
- Attached wheels make moving and positioning the pool organizer a breeze
Having a bunch of great pool accessories can be a bit overwhelming. At the end of the day or when the pool needs a cleaning, the pool toys and gear must be cleaned up. Luckily this can be done quite easily with this Pool Toy Storage Bin.
This bin comes with a noodle holder; it can hold rafts, swimming gear, towels, and many more pool toys. Having a great place to store your pool towels is essential. This storage device works for both inground and above ground pools. Simply park it in your yard, and you are good to go.
- Great storage
- Keeps pool areas safer and cleaner
- Always have what you need to stay entertained
Must-Have Pool Accessories
4. Poolmaster Swimming Pool Water Hammock Float Lounge
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- Traditional hammock-style design cradles you slightly below the water's level keeping you cool and comfortable
- Durable all-weather, 12-gauge vinyl inflatable headrest and footrest inserts for maximum comfort
- Measures 51 3/4 x 26 - inch in size and rolls up for convenient on-the-go needs and packs away easily for storage
There are swimming pool floats that work well for cold water and work well when the pool is warm. The Poolmaster Swimming Pool Water Hammock is a great choice when your pool is warm. This is a bit different from a traditional pool float as it is more like sitting in a hammock in the water.
The Poolmaster is made with a 12 gauge vinyl inflatable headrest and footrest as well. YOu can get this particular model in a few different colors, and it is a great place to spend an afternoon in the pool. Make sure you dry your pool float after use so that it stays in great shape for years to come.
- Made with premium materials
- Hammock typestyle
- Comes in a few colors
5. Polar Whale Floating Spa Hot Tub Bar Drink and Food Table
- Perfect for your hot tub, spa or pool! Relax in comfort and style with the deluxe Polar Whale Spa Hot Tub Bar Tray! Includes 1 premium foam floating black and red hot tub refreshment and snack table.
- Floating spa refreshment tray has several convenient compartments for drinks and snacks. 4 drink holders offer easy access to drinks, and 6 additional compartments provide plenty more space for your spa,...
- Beautiful vibrant red extra thick, dense and durable lightweight foam, with a strong black textured foam top layer for added protection. It's UV-protected from sunlight, with exceptional appearance and...
- Easy to use: No assembly, inflation or deflation necessary. Don't worry about deflation, this puncture-proof foam is durable and will not accidentally deflate!
- It's just the right size for entertaining and serving friends and family! Total size measures approximately 17.5" x 17.5".
Some pool owners are rather strict about eating and drinking in the pool. If, however, you are one of those that want every day to be a pool party, then the Polar Whale Floating Drink and Food Table is a perfect choice.
This simple model has room for four drinks, accessories, and plenty of snacks as well. When you get out of the pool, simply let the Polar Table dry out, and you can use it again the next time you jump in. We were surprised how well this floated even while several people were enjoying the pool.
- Floats well
- Can hold a good amount of food and drink
- Room for accessories as well
6. Pollenex Towel Warmer
- Warms towels while you bath
- Extra-large design for large towels and other garments
- Uses standard power outlet
- Auto shutoff feature for safety
- Portable so you can use just about anywhere
If you are serious about luxury when using your pool, a towel warmer can be a great addition. We love the towel warmer not just for pools but for hot tubs as well. When you want to expand the length of your pool season, the towel warmer can really help. Simply turn the machine on, go for your swim and never feel cold when you get out.
This portable model is a great choice because you can use it indoors in the offseason when you are not swimming. Make sure that the towel warmer you choose can accommodate large pool towels.
- Holds larger towels
- Warms up quickly
- Portable model
Cool Pool Accessories
7. COWIN Swimmer IPX7 Floating Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
Adding a bit of music to your day in the pool is certainly going to be a cool upgrade. The Cowin Swimmer Floating Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers make listening to music around the pool easy and fun.
This is a Bluetooth speaker that has a bright light on the top. It looks cool as it floats in the water and comes with an 18-month warranty as well.
- Easy to set up
- Rugged outdoor case
- Lights in top
8. Poolmaster Swimming Pool and Spa Waterfall Fountain
- Water feature and décor for most in-ground pools (check fitting size)
- Fully adjustable water spray height and direction; instructional video on this page shows how to quickly adjust
- Fits most 1.5-inch threaded return fittings, please check your pool’s fitting for compatibility
- Add beauty and serenity to your pool, will also help to cool pool temperature during hot summers
- Easy to install; please watch installation video on this page for tips and troubleshooting
Adding fountains and waterfalls to your pool can get a bit pricey. When pools are being built, these pool accessories can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Luckily the Poolmaster Swimming Pool and Spa Waterfall Fountain is a great looking addition that comes at a very fair price.
You can adjust both the spray height and direction when working with the pool master, and it fits right into the return of your pool as long as it is a 1.5-inch threaded return. If you want your backyard to look a bit more impressive than it does now, this is a great choice.
- Simple to install a water feature
- Look beautiful
- Fits most 1.5 inches threaded returns
9. Chakev Floating Pool Light, 6 Pack 16 Colors Pond Ball Lights with Remote Control
A floating pool light can really make your pool stand out. These cool pool accessories come in various colors, and you can use a remote control to change how they are performing. It can be difficult to add lights to your backyard without doing wiring and other advanced electrical work. Luckily you can place these colorful balls directly in the pool, and they work with a small battery.
- Comes in a wide range of colors
- Works with a remote control
- Inexpensive way to add back yard lighting
Fun Pool Accessories
10. The Ultimate Pool Ball – You Fill This Ball With Water to Play Underwater Games
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Pool games are fun; there is no denying that fact. However, if you have been a pool owner for quite some time, you know that some pool toys and games are better than others. This new Ultimate Pool Ball is a great choice because you can play various games on it. The Ultimate Pool Ball is filled with water, and then it is used underwater.
You can kick, dribble, and pass this ball all while being underwater. Certainly, it seems hard to believe, but it actually works really well. The ball is bright, and it can hold up to both adult and kid sports play. If you have a pool party and want to make things a bit more fun, this is a great choice.
- Can be used underwater
- Made with durable materials
- Great for a pool party
11. Intex Water Slide, Inflatable Play Center, 131″ X 81″ X 46″
- WATER SLIDE: The Intex Kool Splash Kids Inflatable Swimming Pool Water Slide is fun for the whole family. Attach a garden hose for built-in sprayers to wet the surface and made for ages 6 and up
- COMPATIBLE: The slide is great for most in-ground and above ground pools with a sufficient pool height deck. The 5 separate air chambers add for extra safety and durability
- SAFE: The soft landing pad extension goes into the pool for extra safety and has inflatable stairs and stepping mat on the backside for easy climbing
- DURABLE: Constructed of super-strong 20 gauge vinyl materials and strong fused seams the water slide is built to last all your summer adventures with heavy-duty climbing handles
- PRODUCT INFO: The product comes with a repair patch kit, has a weight limit of 176 pounds, and the dimensions are (LxWxH): 131 x 81 x 46 inches
Not much can make a pool more fun than an inflatable water slide. The great thing about this slide is that it is simple to blow up and work for both inground and above ground pools. If you have a deck around your above ground pool, you will enjoy this water slide.
All you need to do is attach a hose to the side of the slide, and they keep it wet and allow you to slide along the surface into your pool. The heavy-duty handles on the side of the slide allow you to move the water slide around easily.
- Quick setup
- Has a weight limit
- Allows for a hose attachment
Check out our article breaking down the best pool slide options available!
12. Drive Way Games Floating Cornhole Set. Inflatable Corn-Toss Board
- FLOATING CORNHOLE GAME SET -- Play cornhole in the water with floating pool cornhole game! This outdoor water game for kids and adults brings the fun of corn-toss right into the swimming pool or lake!
- TOSS GAME INCLUDES -- This cornhole game set includes 1 inflatable corn-hole game board (36 x 24 x 7 inches), 8 waterproof buoyant bean bags (4 yellow and 4 blue), and 1 mesh carry bag
- WATERPROOF CORNHOLE BAGS -- Floating bean bags measure 4 ½ X 4 ½ inches. Buoyant waterproof bean bags are made of durable PVC fabric and filled with moisture/pest-proof plastic pellets
- DURABLE -- Inflatable cornhole board is constructed of heavy gauge PVC with a speed safety valve for fast and easy inflation.
If you thought playing cornhole on the land was a challenge, wait until you try this Floating Cornhole Set. This is the perfect fun pool accessory for an afternoon in your pool. The cornhole set comes with floating bean bags to make the game even more fun.
The cornhole board does not stay in one place while you are playing. You will certainly have to test your skills to see how they fare. We like the simplicity of this game that still provides quite a bit of entertainment.
- Fair pricing
- Easy to inflate
- Fun for all ages
Above Ground Pool Accessories
13. Intex 29080E B00GSPHTLY Foot Bath Pool Ladders, 1 Pack, Blue
- Easily connects to all Intex ladders
- 3 gallon water capacity
- Anti-slip bottom designed for safety
If you are tired of grass and other dirt and mud getting into your swimming pool, the foot bath pool ladder is a great choice. Before your guests enter the pool, their feet will be dipped in the footbath. This helps to eliminate any dirt or grass that could have been on the feet.
One of the best things about this design is that swimmers can hold onto the railing of the pool ladder while their feet soak. The chance of tripping getting in out of the footbath is rather slim.
- Cleans feet quickly
- Stable base to step in
- Perfect for above ground pools
14. INTEX Deluxe Wall Mount Swimming Pool Surface Skimmer
- Works in conjunction with your filter pump for easy automatic surface skimming
- The Intex Deluxe Surface Skimmer requires an Intex filter pump with a 800 gph minimum flow rate
- Easily mounts to your Easy Set or Metal pool side with included adjustable brac
The INTEX Wall Mount Swimming pool surface skimmer is a great choice to keep the top of your pool clean without having to work on it yourself continually. If you are tired of skimming the pool every morning, this is a great choice. The pool surface skimmer works with your filter pump, and it helps keep the top layer of the water bug and debris fee.
- Easy to mount
- Works with the existing pool system
- Low price for the functionality
15. GoSports Splash Hoop 360 & Splash Pass Floating Pool Games
- MAKE A SPLASH: Beat the buzzer and the heat this summer with the Go Sports Splash Hoop 360 - Includes 1 Splash Hoop, 2 Water Basketballs, and Ball Pump for the ultimate swimming pool party game
- MODERN DESIGN: Ditch the cheap looking hoops of the past and upgrade with Splash Hoop 360's new modern design
- BUILT FOR POOL PLAY: Our Splash Hoop 360 is engineered to withstand all the splashing that comes with water basketball – the sturdy frame ensures maximum fun in the pool
- INSTANT ASSEMBLY: The hoop assembles in seconds while other hoops take much longer and may require tools
Some pool toys and games will not work for the above ground pool. A larger basketball hoop can sometimes be a problem if there is no deck or platform to place it on. Luckily this GoSports Splash Hoop is a great choice for something that floats around your above ground pool. With this pool float, you won’t have to worry about a backboard and a hoop. Simply set it up and play basketball or make up your own fun pool games.
- Comes with everything needed to play
- Sets up in a matter of minutes
- Floats on the surface of the water
Intex Pool Accessories
16. Intex Basic Pool Maintenance Kit for Above Ground Pools
- Included in the kit: Vacuum head with one piece cleaning head, Surface skimmer, 94" telescoping aluminum pole
- Vacuum attaches to garden hose and includes reusable debris bag
- Clean remaining floating debris from the surface with the suface skimmer
- 94" telescoping aluminum pole is compatible with both accessories
- Interchangeable vacuum and skimmer heads
Certainly not as fun as some of the other pool accessories out there is a basic maintenance kit. The thing to remember about a kit like this is that you are going to need one. You may as well purchase a kit that has everything included for a very fair price. Intex makes everything from pools to pool equipment to toys. They certainly understand the importance of keeping your pool clean and debris free. This is a must-have Intex accessory.
- Great choice for above ground pool
- Will help to keep the pool clean
- Makes pool water more desirable
17. Intex Multi-Color LED Waterfall Cascade for Intex Above Ground Pools
- Add a touch of tranquility to your above ground pool with easy-to-install multi-color LED waterfall.
- Sheer and gentle cascade of water will enhance your swimming experience, producing refreshing negative ions at the water surface and bringing you serenity and relaxation while you swim.
- Light in 3 bright colors: Red, Blue and Green
- Built-in hydroelectric generator powers LED lighting - no batteries or electrical connection required
- Fits all round and rectangular Metal Frame, Prism Frame and Ultra Frame pools
Sometimes a little lighting around the pool can change everything. This Intex Multi-Color LED Waterfall is a great choice for looking for an above ground pool waterfall. Sometimes it can be hard to have the same lighting and pool with an above ground pool as you can with an inground. However, this high-quality waterfall cascade with LED light will completely change the way you look at your pool at night.
- Beautiful waterfall display
- Easy to install
- Color changing
18. Intex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge, 60″ X 39″, 1 Pack
- 60" x 39"
- Unique design for extra fun
- 2 handles for stability
- Colors May Vary
- Includes repair patch
Being able to sit in your pool and relax after a long day at work is an important benefit of being a pool owner. The Intex Sit N Float allows you this opportunity. You will be pleasantly surprised with the durability of this chair as well as the comfort. We love the inflatable lounge because you can easily store them away until the following year when the season is over. This is another affordable and high performing accessory from Intex.
- Comes in a variety of colors
- Comfortable chair
- Fits people of all sizes
Types of Pool Accessories
As you can see from our list, there are many different pool accessories out there to choose from. Pool accessories can be anything from items used to clean your pool to a fun game you can play with your children. If you are new to pool ownership, it may take you a bit of time to accumulate all of the different types of pool accessories out there. Here are some of the main types.
- Lights and Waterfalls
- Cleaning Supplies
- Pool Maintenance
- Toys and Games
- Floats and Leisure
- Convenience Accessories
- Pool Umbrellas
Best Pool Accessory Features
Just like with anything else with pools, there are lots of manufacturers out there. The name brand accessories tend to hold up better long term, but some out there are not name brands and can work quite well.
The most important thing to look for is the quality of the material. Pool accessories are going to get wet. Products made with cheaper material will get moldy and start to deteriorate. Also, when shopping for pool floats, make sure that the material is thick enough that it will not burst open when you use it.
How to Store Pool Accessories
Storing pool accessories can be a project. The most important thing to remember is to make sure your pool accessories are dry before putting them away. If you have to leave a float out in the sun for a day or two before you deflate it, that is completely fine.
Don’t put pool accessories in a shed when they are still all wet. This won’t end well, and you will have to replace your products. Overall, pool accessories can be stored quite well when you purchase some hooks to hang around the pool area and in the shed or pool house to keep pool accessories up off the ground.
Pool Fun Wrap Up
Some of the best accessories for your pool are going to make your time spent in your yard much more fun. If you are a new pool owner, don’t try purchasing all of these pool supplies on your first day. Take your time to build up the things that you need and want the most. You can trust the veteran pool owners; sooner or later, you will have more pool supplies than you know what to do with!
For over 15 years, Sean Moore has been sharing his love and enthusiasm for swimming pools and hot tubs with everyone he knows. His goal is to help everyday people DIY their maintenance to save money by teaching how to properly take care of your equipment, safely and correctly balance chemicals, and extend the life of your water oasis.
Pricing on this page was last updated on 2022-05-26