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14 Accessories You Need Before Your Next Trip To The Pool 

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January 06, 2021
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Hands down, there’s no better way to beat the warm and harsh summer weather than taking a dip in an icy-cold pool. On the same note, there’s nothing more annoying than getting there and realizing you left something important. 

To prevent forgotten swimming pool accessories from ruining your fun time in the water, here’s a checklist of things to stuff in your bag before your next trip to the pool: 


  • Swim goggles


A two-piece bikini or any swimwear are the most important pool essentials for your fun underwater. If you’re a serious swimmer, take swim goggles with you. 


  • Beach Bags


Where else will you place your pool accessories but in your grab-and-go beach bag? Look for a bag with numerous compartments and pockets to keep your essentials organized and to prevent your accessories and electronic devices dry from getting soaked by buying a waterproof bag.   


  • Beach Towels


Keeping yourself dry after a long or quick dip in the water is a must. If you plan on lounging or reading a book by the pool, bring two towels; one to use for drying off and another one to cover yourself while sitting on a chair. 


  • Hats and sunglasses


Prevent the sun’s harsh rays from damaging your eyes and skin by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. 


  • Pool Toys


We’re not only talking about rubber duckies here, although they work great to tame your hyperactive kids. Adults can prevent boredom from taking over by bringing a waterproof deck of cards, an inflatable beer pong table, water blasters, or water balloons. 


  • Life jackets


There may be lifeguards assigned to check swimmers’ safety, but it pays to be prudent, especially if you’re tagging your kids along. Bringing along a life jacket helps prevent drowning and saves lives.


  • Pool floats


They come in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Pool inflatables may look like animals—a duck, goose, or edibles like a donut or watermelon. Whatever they may look like, choose the one that floats your boat, as they say. 


  • Sunscreen


Whether spending your time in an ultra-modern infinity pool atop a building or an indoor swimming area, sun protection and other skincare products are a must-have. To avoid the damaging effects of the sun’s rays, apply sunblock cream 30 minutes before sun exposure and every two hours thereafter. Don’t forget to moisturize your lips with a lip balm, too. 


  • A cover-up or robe


If you don’t want to sashay on the poolside wearing nothing but your skimpy bikini, it’s a good way to keep yourself warm with a robe or a beach cover-up. 


  • A set of clothes


Staying wet after you’ve moved out of the water causes discomfort. Besides, who wants to drive or stay inside the car wearing only wet swimwear? Whether going to the beach or the pool, having a set of new and dry clothes is a must.


  • Aqua shoes


Going barefoot may not be the best idea while walking on the poolside. A pair of aqua shoes can prevent you from slipping and offer you some protection when the surface becomes a slippery, hot mess.


  • Bluetooth speaker


If you want to chill on the poolside, amp up your cool vibes with your own playlist of danceable tunes.


  • Comb


The chemicals present in the pool can get your hair dry and all tangled up. Take a comb to prevent your tresses from covering your face.


  • Wet Bag


Don’t forget to pack a wet bag to store your wet towel and swimming gear and prevent them from leaking into your mobile phones, wallets, and keys.

Other Pool Essentials 

Depending on where you’re going and the nature of the trip, you might want to bring more things with you to avoid getting your swimming time from getting interrupted by any unforeseen circumstances. After all, being prepared is a great way to enjoy your time at the beach or pool.

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  • Toiletries. You need to wash off the chemicals in the pool after swimming, lest you want extremely dry hair and skin. Pack your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturizer, and any other toiletries you may need.
  • Cooler. A hot and humid beach weather calls for a cold drink, and you need a cooler to keep your consumables and your head cool.
  • Snacks. Prevent hunger by packing some snacks, such as sandwiches, in the cooler. 
  • Water. Some people swim either as a hobby or as part of their health and fitness plan. Whether on the beach or in the pool or basically anywhere, make sure to hydrate.
  • First Aid Kit. They’re extremely important, but they’re easy to miss out on, too. A first aid kit with important medications wound dressings, and antiseptics should always be in your beach bag or as soon as you step out of the house.     

Key Takeaway 

Just like other pool activities, going to the pool for swimming can be an enjoyable experience. But, if you want to get the most out of it, you need to prepare some things to make your swimming much more delightful for everyone. So, don’t be sorry for stuffing your beach bags to the brim. By taking all these pool essentials and accessories with you on your next trip to the pool, you’re sure to have a fun-filled day with the people you love.