Summer 2022: Top 5 Pool Toys & Accessories

If you’re looking for a few ways to spice up your summer fun in 2022, check out these 5 amazing pool toys/accessories.


1. Thermacell Patio Shield


At PPS, we love spending time outside, whether that be in our own backyards, or exploring the Boundary Waters. Unfortunately for us, so do the mosquitos, ticks, and other nasty biters that call MN their home. That’s why a lot of us have been using (and finding great success with) Thermacell Patio Shield mosquito repellers. Put one down on the patio or deck and enjoy a 15-foot zone of protection that keeps out mosquitos and ticks while you relax and entertain. 


Thermacell is compact, easy to use, and stylish enough to look great on any patio or deck. They are available in on the go styles, or for home as stylish lanterns. Check them out at all PPS locations today!


2. Pool Lighting 


Light and color have more of an impact on our feelings and emotions than you might think. Use them to your advantage with dazzling LED pool lighting. You can get lights for inside of the pool as well as outside of the pool and both will go a long way to get the ambiance right for whatever type of get together you want to have. 


3. Floats + Loungers


If there’s one thing every pool owner should have, it’s a couple of pool floats. Whether they be loungers, chairs, or inflatable animals to ride on, being able to relax and float in the water is one of life’s greatest joys. Floats and loungers are bound to get a lot of use by pool owners and guests, so make sure you’re investing in floats that will last a while and stand up to normal use and wear.

Think about it like an office chair, if you’re spending 8 hours a day at your desk sitting, you’re going to want a supportive and ergonomic chair that allows you to work to the best of your ability. Same idea for the pool, if you’re going to be floating around on the same lounge for possibly hours a day multiple times a week, make sure it’s comfortable and supportive! 


4. Dolphin Robotic Pool Cleaners 


Robotic pool cleaners consistently remain the most sought after pool gadgets year over year, and after they buy one for the first time, pool owners always ask us the same thing, “Why didn’t I buy this earlier?”. The heart of the matter is that manually vacuuming your pool is just the worst. It takes a lot of time, it’s cumbersome, and it’s fairly labor intensive (especially if you have a bigger pool). So you could vacuum your pool by hand weekly in addition to right before a big party or get together, or you could get a Dolphin, and press a button on your phone every time you feel like your pool might need cleaning.

Dolphin robotic pool cleaners can automatically clean the floor and walls of your pool, scrubbing your waterline and collecting debris in its filter. They can be set to run automatically on a weekly timer, so you can schedule the unit to run every day, every other day, or every 3 days. It’s the most hands-off approach to pool cleaning yet and it works like a charm. 

5. Sutro Pool Monitor


For years, people have been trying to make a pool testing system that periodically will automatically test your water, and give you results and recommendations. For the most part, they have all had significant weaknesses that made testing your pool water at the store a more attractive option. Now, with Sutro, the next level of pool testing automation has arrived, and it works like a dream. Sutro’s sophisticated Lamotte reagent based testing methods make sure you get up to date and accurate information about the chemical levels in your pool.

Sutro goes one step beyond delivering results and will actually make chemical recommendations based on the chemicals you have on hand or have access to at your local pool store. Get in touch with us to find out more about this awesome new system. 


We have many more new pool toys and accessories this year to stop into your local PPS to see what’s new or to check out anything we’ve listed here!