Homeowners who have Missouri fiberglass shell pools installed find that they not only provide hours of family fun but may also increase home value. This is because relatively mild weather allows use of the pool for most of the year. However, there are a number of tools and accessories you need to keep your pool safe, clean, and fun, especially if it is located outdoors, as most home pools are.
No matter how careful you are, debris such as insects and leaves will occasionally become stuck in your pool. A skimmer is a net on a long stick that allows you to catch these objects and pull them out of the water without having to touch them. You can then dispose of them as needed. A skimmer is one of the most basic tools to keep your pool clean.
- Test Kit
Keeping your pool clean and sanitary also requires you to add a number of chemicals to the water. However, in excessive quantities, these chemicals can also be harmful to humans. To maintain the chemicals at an appropriate level, you should have a pool test kit and use it to evaluate the water frequently.
- Safety Measures
If you have children or pets, one of the most important safety features your pool needs is a fence. Don’t think that a cover is sufficient; these are often not strong enough to bear the weight of a child or pet. In addition to a fence, you should also have a ring buoy, more commonly known as a life preserver, or similar floatation device readily available. If your pool has deep and shallow sections, a rope and float line should separate the two.
Of course, a first aid kit is always a safety necessity, not only by the pool but in your house, your car, and as part of your gear when you participate in any recreational activity.