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3 Pool Supplies You Need for an Above Ground Pool

Have you ever walked into a pool supplies store and immediately felt overwhelmed by all the options around you? At your local Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas location, you don’t have to worry about this feeling anymore! Our experts are ready to guide you through the shopping process of what you will need to maintain your pool! To be sure you feel extra confident before shopping though, we have compiled a list of things you will want to consider before going in store to purchase. This list will ensure you know exactly what pool supplies you need to ask for!

3 Pool Supplies You Need for an Above Ground Pool

1. Pool Chemicals and Test Strips

The most important bit of supplies you need for an above ground pool are chemicals to keep your water clean, fresh, and ready for swimming at any time in summer. Pool chemicals you’ll want stocked in your pool supplies closet are:

  • pH increaser and decreaser
  • alkalinity increaser and decreaser
  • a sanitizer like chlorine or a chlorine alternative
  • a stabilizer (if not included with the chlorine)
  • shock
  • calcium hardness increaser

You’ll also want to keep test strips or test kits on hand, so that you can test your water frequently and know what chemicals you need.

You can find all of these necessary items at your local Bonnie & Clyde’s store. Our associates are happy to point you in the direction of the best option for your swimming pool.

2. Automatic Pool Vacuum

Since most experts recommend vacuuming your above ground pool at least once a week, at Bonnie & Clyde’s we suggest purchasing an automatic vacuum for your pool. While you can get manual ones, that means you’ll need to devote lots of time and energy to vacuum out your pool every week. If this is what you prefer, then go for it! Get that arm workout in.

But if you’re like us and are busy with your job, family, and life in general, an automatic vacuum cleaner will save you so much time and effort by doing the work for you. We have a large selection to fit any budget at all six of our locations.

3. A Ladder and/or Steps 

Climbing in and out of an above ground pool without a ladder or steps would be interesting at best, but is ultimately just a huge hassle. If you have not already built a custom deck around your pool, then you will want to invest in a ladder or steps, for sure.

At our stores, we carry affordable step and ladder options for you to begin using your pool immediately. Even if you plan to build a deck around your pool later, having these now until it is completed will ensure you get the most use out of your pool this summer!

Get the Pool Supplies You Need at Bonnie & Clyde’s!

With the basics covered, you’re ready to come on down to Bonnie & Clyde’s and shop like a pro! (Not that we were worried about that anyways.) Our experts can’t wait to help you with all of your pool maintenance needs.