Best Pool Accessories

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Swimline FrogLog
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Having a backyard pool can be very taxing on a homeowner. Pool ownership requires near-constant maintenance work and working knowledge about chemicals in order to keep the water fresh and safe for use. Of course, having a pool to call your own can be a lot of fun too. It's built-in entertainment for when you have company!

Your home will be the coolest place in the neighborhood if you have the right accessories to accompany your pool. Whether submersible LED lighting, floating Bluetooth speakers, floats to lounge on, or games to play, your backyard will be the place to be for summer fun. Read on to find the best pool accessories you’ll need to ensure you have the most fun and well-equipped pool on the block.

Standout Picks

Swimline FrogLog Pool Accessories
This uniquely adorable pool accessory from Swimline is designed to hang on the edge of your pool to help little critters find their way out if they accidentally make their way into your pool.
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$15.18
Moon Boat Inflatable Serving/Salad Bar Pool Accessories
This inflatable serving bar is a must-have if you plan on having any epic pool parties this summer. Imagine lounging on your sloth or unicorn-shaped pool floaty and this floats by you, chock full of chips and dip or fruit skewers.
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$17.99
Jokel Wine Glasses Pool Accessories
Pools and glass products just do not mix. The last thing you want to be doing while you’re having a party is picking up shards of glass from the bottom of your pool because Aunt Becky can’t handle her cabernet.
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Intex Inflat-A-Bull Pool Accessories
If you’ve ever wanted to balance your inner 20-something drunk girl in a mechanical bull riding contest with your backyard pool, boy do we have an accessory for you. This inflatable (or Inflat-A-Bull as it is cleverly called) from Intex will help you succeed in this bucket list item.
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Cowin Floating Waterproof Speaker Pool Accessories
If there is one thing every pool party needs, it’s a great playlist bumping through your speakers. Sure, you could do the old ‘smartphone in a bowl’ trick to try and amplify the music from your smartphone, but why do that when you could really wow your guests with this speaker from Cowin?
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Aquabot Pool Rover Hybrid Pool Accessories
This robotic pool cleaner probably isn’t going to be something you whip out in the middle of a pool party, but it’s a worthwhile investment for use before, and definitely after, you have friends and family come over for a swim.
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LOFTEK LED Light Ball Pool Accessories
Setting the mood has never looked so stylish. This LED light ball from Loftek is available in five different sizes and is rated IP68 waterproof! This is a great way to light up your pool and keep the party live, or provide a romantic, atmosphere.
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$94.99

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Use

Whether you want to throw an unforgettable pool party or just keep your pool maintained, we have you covered.

Since each of the pool accessories on our list are vastly different in what they provide pool owners, it’s important to look at how they’re meant to be used when evaluating them. Are they designed to help you throw an epic pool party this summer? Or do they provide a more practical approach to pool ownership such as providing a way to keep it clean? We believe that we’ve included a good mix of items on our list that will check off both of those boxes.

Features

Each product has its own unique set of features that sets it apart from similar products on the market.

We took each product’s unique set of features into account. What kind of technology, if any, was used in the construction of the product? What benefits will it provide to users? What sets these products apart from other similar options on the market? Why did XYZ product make the list and not ZYX?

These are all things we thought about as we compiled our list. We performed in-depth research to show you products that are the absolute best at what they bring the table (er, pool).

Ease of Use

How easy is it to get your new accessory up and running?

Owning a pool and ensuring it is kept chemically balanced and safe to swim in is complicated enough, you don’t need to spend more of your precious time figuring out how to use your new accessories. The products on our list are easy to install, put together, and use making that one less thing you need to worry about when it comes to keeping your pool in tip-top shape.

Value

Spend your money wisely.

We always think it’s important to look at the value of a product before choosing whether or not to invest in it. You work hard for your paycheck and you want to make sure that you’re spending your money on something that you are going to get a lot of use out of. We are proud to say that many of the items on our list are budget-friendly. And those that aren't will save you time, which (as we all know) is money.

Top 10 Picks

1. Swimline FrogLog

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$15.18
Swimline FrogLog Pool Accessories
Swimline FrogLog Pool Accessories
Swimline FrogLog Pool Accessories
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This uniquely adorable pool accessory from Swimline is designed to hang on the edge of your pool to help little critters find their way out if they accidentally make their way into your pool.

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Use

This product is designed for use in in-ground pools. It features a tiny sandbag that you’ll fill to help weigh down the Frog Log so it doesn’t float away. Once it is situated on the edge of the pool, any little critters who find their way into your pool will be able to find their way out using the adorable ramp system.

Features

Not only will the Frog Log help save ducklings, snakes, and frogs from being stuck in the water, it’ll also help to keep your pool cleaner. When you’re not having to pluck animals from the water daily, you save a lot of time on pool maintenance.

Ease of Use

The Frog Log is simple to use. Fill the sandbag with sand or pebbles to weigh it down so the escape ramp doesn’t float away on you. Lower the ramp and surrounding pad and net system into your pool and voila - you’re a modern-day animal rescuer.

Value

This accessory is very affordably priced. When you consider the fact that you’ll have less clean-up to do and conscience clear of any animal corpses weighing on you, you will see that the value is there, too.

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$15.18

2. Moon Boat Inflatable Serving/Salad Bar

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$17.99
Moon Boat Inflatable Serving/Salad Bar Pool Accessories
Moon Boat Inflatable Serving/Salad Bar Pool Accessories
Moon Boat Inflatable Serving/Salad Bar Pool Accessories
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This inflatable serving bar is a must-have if you plan on having any epic pool parties this summer. Imagine lounging on your sloth or unicorn-shaped pool floaty and this floats by you, chock full of chips and dip or fruit skewers.

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Use

This serving bar provides users with a way to keep their drinks cold, and food fresh, for hours. All you need to do is fill it up with ice, set it in your pool, and let the serving bar decide who gets first dibs.

Features

The bar has a clear plug on the bottom of it which will come in very handy when you need to drain the melted ice at the end of your party.

Ease of Use

Using this serving bar is as easy as inflating it, filling it with your goodies, and then draining it at the end of your party.

Value

This is the most affordable pool accessory on our list. The best part, though? It comes as a two-pack.

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$17.99

3. Jokel Wine Glasses

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Jokel Wine Glasses Pool Accessories
Jokel Wine Glasses Pool Accessories
Jokel Wine Glasses Pool Accessories
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Pools and glass products just do not mix. The last thing you want to be doing while you’re having a party is picking up shards of glass from the bottom of your pool because Aunt Becky can’t handle her cabernet.

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Use

Though these are labeled as wine glasses, they do not have to only be used for wine. Your kids will love sipping their juice out of one of these knowing that if it accidentally slips out of their hands, they won’t get in trouble for breaking the glass.

Features

One thing we loved about these glasses is that Jokel uses only the highest quality silicone in their construction. Other similar products on the market use cheaper materials that can leave scary and dangerous contaminants in your cup.

Ease of Use

These glasses are a breeze to clean. We loved that these can go on the top or bottom shelf of your dishwasher.

Value

These glasses are very affordable. Each cup holds 12-ounces of wine (or juice) and they come in a pack of four. Plus, you can throw them in your bag or with your camping gear and you’ll have a durable cup that can go with you wherever your active lifestyle will take you.

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4. Intex Inflat-A-Bull

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Intex Inflat-A-Bull Pool Accessories
Intex Inflat-A-Bull Pool Accessories
Intex Inflat-A-Bull Pool Accessories
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If you’ve ever wanted to balance your inner 20-something drunk girl in a mechanical bull riding contest with your backyard pool, boy do we have an accessory for you. This inflatable (or Inflat-A-Bull as it is cleverly called) from Intex will help you succeed in this bucket list item.

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Use

This pool game is bound to be a ton of fun for any child or adult that is using your pool. Try your hand at bull-riding in a fun and relatively safe environment. It probably won’t buck you off, but you’ll have a soft water landing when you lose your balance.

Features

For being an inflatable product, the Intex Inflat-A-Bull is pretty realistic looking. This is due to the innovative photo-realistic printing tech that Intex used in the construction of this product.

Ease of Use

The bull has durable handles that will make toting it around and throwing it in the pool a breeze. There are 3 air chambers on the inflatable that you will need to locate to blow it up but it isn’t a difficult task at all.

Value
The Inflat-A-Bull is a ton of fun. It doesn’t require too much of an investment from you and when you consider the literal hours you’ll have of fun trying to ride this thing, you’ll see that it packs a lot of bang for your buck.

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5. Cowin Floating Waterproof Speaker

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Cowin Floating Waterproof Speaker Pool Accessories
Cowin Floating Waterproof Speaker Pool Accessories
Cowin Floating Waterproof Speaker Pool Accessories
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If there is one thing every pool party needs, it’s a great playlist bumping through your speakers. Sure, you could do the old ‘smartphone in a bowl’ trick to try and amplify the music from your smartphone, but why do that when you could really wow your guests with this speaker from Cowin?

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Use

This speaker is an absolute must-have for anyone who is planning on having any backyard pool parties this summer. It is IPX7 rated, meaning it is completely waterproof. And if you really want to set the party mood, activate the LED display so you and your guests can enjoy beautiful light with numerous color modes.

Features

The Cowin is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology to provide a crystal clear sound no matter where you choose to use it. To give users an even better listening experience, this speaker has enhanced bass technology and is able to really crank out the volume.

Ease of Use

Pairing your speaker with your smartphone or tablet is a simple enough process. The speaker stays paired and there is not much audio drop out.

Value

When you consider the fact that this speaker doubles as an entertainment and a lighting system, it will be easy for you to see the incredible value that Cowin has packed into their product.

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6. Aquabot Pool Rover Hybrid

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Aquabot Pool Rover Hybrid Pool Accessories
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This robotic pool cleaner probably isn’t going to be something you whip out in the middle of a pool party, but it’s a worthwhile investment for use before, and definitely after, you have friends and family come over for a swim.

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Use

Simply put this device in your pool, push a button, and this robot will get to work. The Aquabot Hybrid is designed to be used in most above and in-ground pools.

Features

The Aquabot Hybrid is hydraulically jet-propelled. It does not need to be connected to your filtration system or any hoses at all. The robot is equipped with a directional guidance system that will clean any pool, regardless of shape so long as it's less than 40-feet long.

Ease of Use

As we mentioned above, all you need to do as the owner of the Aquabot is set it into your pool, hit a button, and let the robot do all of the work. It is designed to clean most pools in around an hour or less, freeing up your time to work on other party preparation (or clean up.)

Value

It probably goes without saying that this robot is going to require a bit of an investment. But the Aquabot will pay for itself over time. with some users saying it has saved them $2500 a year on their operating expenses.

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7. Loftek LED Light Ball

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$94.99
LOFTEK LED Light Ball Pool Accessories
LOFTEK LED Light Ball Pool Accessories
LOFTEK LED Light Ball Pool Accessories
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Setting the mood has never looked so stylish. This LED light ball from Loftek is available in five different sizes and is rated IP68 waterproof! This is a great way to light up your pool and keep the party live, or provide a romantic, atmosphere.

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Use

The uses of this product are just about endless. It can be used, obviously, by the pool, in the pool, in the garden, as a child’s nightlight, a mood lamp, or anything else you can think of!

Features

This ball of fun is rated IP68 waterproof. This means that its functions will not be affected by dust or water. It is free of toxic materials, including lead, mercury, IR, and UV rays. The brightness can be adjusted and you can set the ball to cycle through its 16 colors, or stay monochrome. All of these settings are changeable via the included remote control.

Ease of Use

This product is easy to use, easy to charge, and easy to control. The remote has all of the settings clearly printed. With such versatility, you don’t need to worry about who is using it, how they’re using it, or where.

Value

Depending on the size you choose, the price varies. While it does seem to be slightly expensive upon first glance, keep in mind the versatility and durability of this product.

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$94.99

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