So, you’ve done your research and are finally installing the pool of your dreams. You know how to keep it clean and have even secured swimming pool maintenance from professionals who can keep it running its best. However, you may be lacking on the basic supplies that every pool owner needs. Even if you have professional help maintaining your investment, you should still stock up on some basic pool supplies that you will likely end up using frequently.

The Best Pool Supplies You Need

  • Skimmer net

Often, this is the first tool that comes to mind when you think of pool supplies – and for good reason. It’s nice to have a net around so that you can easily fish out any unwanted bugs and leaves that make their way into the pool. A skimmer net makes that easy to do without getting in. Objects such as leaves and berries can cause stains if they sit on the pool’s surface for too long, so it’s best to act quickly as and when you see them. It’s also worth getting a leaf rake because it has a bigger net to help you quickly scoop up more leaves and debris.

  • Pool vacuum

A pool vacuum is an essential for every pool owner, even if you think you won’t need it. A pool vacuum or suction cleaner can go a long way in keeping your pool water dirt-free and algae-free. Dirt is also likely to make stains if you let it sit on the pool floor for too long, so it’s good to get into the habit of cleaning up dirt at least once a week. It may sound like a time-intensive task, but we can assure you that it’s easier than vacuuming your carpet inside the house.

  • Pool brush

Your pool walls can get slimy and harbor algae if you don’t take proper care of them. To make sure the surfaces stay pristine from the day it is installed, you will need a brush to sweep down the pool walls at least once a week. The tough bristles help to move dirt away.

  • Pool sanitizer

If you’ve opted for traditional chlorine, you should have chlorine handy when you’re ready to start filling up the pool. You have the option of using tablets, liquid, or powder. If you’re going to install a salt-chlorine generator, you should have plenty of salt ready for use. Remember that a new pool can require 40 to 50 pounds of salt for every 2,000 gallons of water.

  • Pool shock

Pool shocking is something you may not have heard of before getting a pool, but you will need to buy one when you have one installed. No matter which sanitizing system you choose, it’s beneficial to keep some pool shock around in case your pool because an algae breeding ground or the water has turned murky.

  • Life-saving ring

Life rings aren’t just for beaches and public pools. Having a life ring near your pool increases safety for all of your guests and swimmers. Remember that children, no matter how confident they are at swimming, need at least one adult to supervise them at all times.


These are just some of the best pool supplies you need when you install a new pool on your property. With the right tools on hand, you can help to keep your pool looking and running its best.


When looking to care for your pool, allow the professionals to help. At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we understand what it takes to keep a pool clean, sanitary, and well-maintained. Be sure to contact us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!