Above ground pools available online typically include everything you need to get started using them – pumps, filters, ladders, etc. The problem is than most of the “extras” included with your above ground pool are low quality or break down after a few months of use.
To get the most out of your swimming pool and to help it last for a long time, you may want to consider investing in some pool upgrades and supplies.
Above Ground Pool Pump and Filter System Upgrades
One of the first upgrades you may want to consider for your above ground pool is a new filter and pump system. Many pumps/filters included in pool packages are too small or underpowered for the volume of water they need to filter.
An upgraded above ground pool pump and filter system will help keep your pool cleaner and well circulated. You can even take the opportunity to switch between a cartridge filter, sand filter, or even a salt water filter and pump system.
When upgrading, be sure to check whether or not you’ll need hose fitting adapters to attach your new pump system to your above ground pool without any leaks.
Above Ground Swimming Pool Ladders
Many above ground pool buyers report the ladder that comes with most pools to be flimsy or easily rusted. A high quality, sturdy pool ladder will ensure no one gets injured when entering or exiting your pool. You can also rest easily that the ladder won’t rust out.
Above Ground Pool Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies
A good set of cleaning tools and supplies is a must have for your above ground swimming pool. Some pool sets come with some basics to get you started, but the following supplies will help make your above ground pool maintenance much easier:
- Scrubber brush
- Extender pool
- Skimmer net
- Automatic vacuum
- Pool cover
Above Ground Pool Opening & Closing Supplies
In addition to your normal pool chemicals, it’s a good idea to have a shock kit and a winterization kit on hand – for when you need to open or close your pool, and for when you need to rebalance your water chemistry.