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    Pool Accessories - What Do You Have

    So I just ordered a pair of teak steamers for poolside -- a pool without plaster or water yet. I'm waiting for water to actually order my test kit. What else am I gonna need when summer rolls around?


    I want to create something like this...

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    End tables for the cold drinks! I'd also get a nice float. I absolutely love this bean bag type lounger float from Frontage. Luxe Edition Kai Floats - Frontgate


    I also like a small pillow that straps to the top of the lounge chair (holds on w/ a velcro strap). We got them in BB&Beyond for about $20 each last spring. Made for outdoors as they drain easily and dry quickly.
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    We did get an end table with the steamers!! FLOATS, gotta get those, need to find on sale.
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    Noodles! They only last a summer if you keep them outside but EVERY one loves playing with/on them.

    There is a floating cooler! (To lazy to google for link)

    PLASTIC cups. You can get the ones that freeze to help keep it cold. NO glass anywhere near the pool!

    A nice tray to help carry stuff out to the pool.

    I would order your test kit when the gunite is shot so you can practice on your fill water so you know what you need to buy to help balance your water when you get plaster.

    Oh and cards to write our invites on for you pool party!

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    Helen, love love those chairs! Where'd you get them?
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    Re: Pool Accessories - What Do You Have

    a couple of umbrellas
    a couple of noodles
    and I like my Float for floating around in the pool
    A squirt bazooka and a couple of balls of some sort. They are great for pool parties if young ones are around so they can entertain themselves.

    You may need a deck box or some sort of storage to store the smaller things like noodles and toys. The list never ends!
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    Always room for more toys, kid or adult! Will have to check out the floating cooler that Kim mentioned. I'm still trying to figure out how I can waterproof my iPad so I can use it while I float!
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    I would have never thought of water guns, but yeah, good idea!

    I've read to get umbrella with metal pole for sunshelf.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    Helen, love love those chairs! Where'd you get them?
    Goldenteak.com, because they seemed like a nice balance of quality and affordability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    Always room for more toys, kid or adult! Will have to check out the floating cooler that Kim mentioned. I'm still trying to figure out how I can waterproof my iPad so I can use it while I float!
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    Thanks Northrn! Have you tried it?
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    We have very similar chairs to those and love them. They take a cartridge style cushion. Torpedo toys are fun and we also have waterproof plastic cards. I second the noodles and everyone truly loves them.
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    Re: Pool Accessories - What Do You Have

    For the iPad I use a LifeProof case like this one and love it, works great in the pool or the kitchen or wherever
    http://www.lifeproof.com/en-us/ipad-...pl-ipdair.html
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    Floating Coolers and Inflatable Coolers | Pool Coolers

    Amazon.com: pool cooler floating

    Some cute ones! I have not idea if they work but worth a try!

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    Pool build spring/summer 2015. IG. 750 sq ft pool. 40 sq.ft spa. 18ft x 42ft rectangle, 31,000 gallons, SWG, DE Pentair model, 2 boosters variable speed model, heater master temp Pentair, Quartz finish Aegean Green, CoverStar Automated Pool Cover, Kreepy Krawley Platinum, TF100,SpeedStir My Build in Progress

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    Re: Pool Accessories - What Do You Have

    You need some essentials:

    Shatterproof Wine Glasses

    Shatterproof Rocks Glasses

    Turkish Towels

    Kelsyus Floating Lounger

    And don't get me started on bars, coolers, palm trees and music!!!
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    These all all great!! Hopefully i can remember this thread when we are ready to buy! LOL!
    My hubby said he wanted a reclining pool float so I proceeded to show him the one from Frontgate. I think when he said it he didn't think there was such a thing!
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    Marla.........tell hubby who you have in your back pocket helping you spend the money LOL Ask and we WILL find it!

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    So many good idea, I wish I had these ideas before Christmas - !!!
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    Re: Pool Accessories - What Do You Have

    Essential sitting areas:
    2 lounge chairs with a table between them.
    4 person rectangular table with umbrella.
    Deck box - first thing we got: Gotta store all those cushions and fun toys!

    We found a cheap 'dorm room' small fridge we placed up on our screened patio near the pool we stock with cold drinks and all....to prevent having tons of people always running into our kitchen getting water all over. ( It's stored away when not pool season).
    - The usual plastic beer/wine/margarita cups have been really nice.
    - The usual floating/inflatable rafts and toys ( Wal-Mart is our friend in early spring)
    - Also I love the little basketball pool side hoop
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    I had trouble finding something that would work as a float for someone a bit . . . ah bigger. Ended up going with a TRC Pool Float ordered on Walmart. The GF loves it as it keeps her up out of the water.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/TRC-Recrea...ingMethod=p13n

    The other addition last year was a lounge chair with a cut out for your face when sunning from ebay. It's like a massage table with a flip up pillow that covers the hole when you're face up.
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