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More that (!) 10 Great Gifts for a Swimming Pool Owner

Updated on October 6, 2014
My backyard pool last summer
My backyard pool last summer

It's never too early to get great gifts for a swimming pool owner

10 great gifts for a swimming pool owner came into being as I sit here during a cold winter day and dream of pool opening season. As the owner of an in ground swimming pool, I'm acutely aware of what makes great gifts for a swimming pool owner. and between opening my swimming pool, paying for the swimming pool chemicals, and closing the pool, I figure I spend about $1200 during the summer season. So, when a friend walks in with a new raft or a lounge chair for my swimming pool, I'm particularly grateful.

I've looked around the internet and have found some items which I think would be great additions to any swimming pool. All of these great gifts for a swimming pool owner work as well for those with in ground pools as for those with above ground pools.

Note: As this article has progressed throughout the years, I've added even more items so you'll find more than 10 great gifts for a swimming pool owner. Bookmark me and come back toward summer - there will be even more great ideas listed.

Photo credit: All photos on this article are my won unless they are items for sale on where I am an affiliate.

Pool chlorine dispensers and thermometers

I had a floating duck in my pool for many years - he (or she...) dispensed chlorine sticks or pucks so I never had to do anything but check the container once a week or so. This particular floating chlorine pool dispenser will take the large chlorine sticks of 3" or so - you can load it up with 7 chlorine sticks. And, the rate can be adjusted so it dispenses just the right amount of chlorine to your pool.

This duck pool chlorinator does double duty as a solar light at night - now, how cool (or, er, bright...) is that! These automative chlorine dispensers are a great gift for a swimming pool owner.

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Every swimming pool owner will love this floating game table

This floating game table includes games of Checkers, Chess and Backgammon. You can even use it to hold a scrabble board - what a great way to get some fun in the sun.

A Multiuse Floating Game Board

This magnetic floating game surface is set up for either checkers, chess, or backgammon. Just flip the checkboard pattern up for checkers or chess, and flip it upside down to the backgammon background.

Comes with all game pieces, including dice for backgammon. Just add water, a few good pool floats, and get playing.

10+ great gifts for a swimming pool owner

Swimming pool coolers!

NOW we're talkin'! Of course, these swimming pool coolers would be filled with sodas and waters for the tots (yeah, right) but, when they're all tuckered out, it's time to fill these floating coolers with some adult beverages and snacks. I love my swimming pool cooler and even keep my sun tan supplies in it:

The Kelysus Floating Cooler

John and I love to fill up this Kelysus Floating Cooler and attach it to the back of the boat when we hang out on floats. It never sinks, nor do the contents get waterlogged except for the melting ice.

Cup holders are numbered from 1-6 so, ostensibly, you'll remember which cocktail is yours. My favorite feature though is the zippered top - it seems to stay on much better than some other floating coolers with soft tops.

This floating cooler is very easy to clean, both inside and out as the bucket in the inside slides out for thorough cleaning.

Infusion pitchers

Delight guest with flavored waters in any flavor you choose. I think watermelon and/or cucumber would be a great addition.

These infusion pitchers could even be filled with a very nice sangria - just add the fruit to the hollow middle container for the best results. It's also very easy to remove a few pieces of fruit for each and every wine glass.

Fruit will last for about a week as long as the liquid covers it in this infusion pitcher - otherwise, the fruit will spoil more quickly.

Note: make sure to hand wash fine plastics as these types of items can get hairline fractures/scratches if put in a dishwasher.

The water hammock

I have 3 of these and carry them back and forth between my swimming pool and John's boat, where we tie them to the back and float around the Chesapeake. They're great for a warm, sunny day.

SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Hammock
SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Hammock

These water hammocks fold up into a circle and actually can easily go back in their carrying bag for ease of transport.


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Keep all of those pool rafts and toys picked up and put in a safe place

These poolside storage thingees are an excellent way to keep all of the pool accoutrements, including pool rafts, pool floats, and pool toys safe and in one place so they're ready for the next excursion into fun and sun.

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You'll be sure to be invited back if you bring along a treat every time you visit a friend's pool And, I will be forever grateful if you'll leave me comments about this article.

Going swimming?

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      jseven lm 

      5 years ago

      One thing I really miss when I lived in a house, is my swimming pool. This lens offers a great variety of pool products and if I still had mine, I would be buying the pool hammock and just float one whole day! :)

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I like the floating game tables. We'd definitely use those.

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      5 years ago

      Excellent choices

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      I can just see myself relaxing in the unsinkable chair with a nice cocktail and the sun shining on me. mmmmm

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      5 years ago

      Great gifts lens :P

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      5 years ago

      You just might inspire people to put in pools to get all this fun that you take care of the critters too! :)

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      uneasywriter lm 

      5 years ago

      Really great ideas! I didn't know of many of these pool accessories. Thanks

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      5 years ago

      I love that Super Skamper ramp! Fortunately, we don't get too many dead critters in the pool and my dogs HATE water, but that's a great idea for every pool.

    • GeekFantastique profile image


      5 years ago

      Those are some great gift ideas. As a dog lover, I really like the idea of the skamper ramp.

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      5 years ago

      I'd probably choose the water hammock for a gift. Great ideas for pool gifts.

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      Laraine Sims 

      5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      It's winter here and no swimming outdoors for another few months but I like to plan ahead. Way ahead! I like the storage bins you show because they have flat tops and one can use them as a table when having a large group over. Great selection here. Thank you!

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      5 years ago

      Great lens. I love the poll safety for critters idea. (I had a traumatic experience with a friend's dog).

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      This lens make me look forward to summer!

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      5 years ago

      Great idea for a lens! Having an inground swimming pool is on my dream list. Another large above ground one would be good too.

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic gift ideas!

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      6 years ago

      I'm looking for an island. raft or lounge for the winter months in Florida. The weather is beautiful but the water temperature is very cool in Pensacola. I want to be on the water without being in the water. Looks like the best ones are $250 and above. Kwik Tek and Frontgate look like the leaders. Any suggestions?

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      6 years ago from Cyprus

      Some great gift ideas if you have a swimming pool. Love them!

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas here! We could probably use any one of them for our pool!

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      6 years ago

      I'm a fan of those outdoor speakers.

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      jseven lm 

      6 years ago

      Great pool gifts!

    • intermarks profile image


      6 years ago

      I can never imagine there are so many gift idea for a pool owner. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      I can't believe all the stuff available for pool owner gifts.

      I like the poker table.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I love all of the swimming pool gifts featured here. Angel Blessings**

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      Lori Green 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      I own a pool and almost never use it. I should get some accessories for it and maybe lure my kids into it.

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      6 years ago

      the swimming pool coolers is the one which my friend would want. great lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Gifts for the Swimming Pool Owner. We never have too many goggles or towels. I refuse to share my goggles with the neighborhood so I appreciate when the kids come with their own stuff and when they don't leave it behind. lol

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      I love the colorful dishes...I don't have a pool, but I'd love to have some of those for cookouts! Fun lens! :)

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      6 years ago

      great lens on accessories for swimming pools or just water in general, enjoyed browsing these items tonight, thank you.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a great selection, so if I'm a house guest or attending a pool party, I'll have some ideas of a gift for the swimming pool owner and family.

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      6 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have had a swimming pool for years, but don't have some of these things! Thanks for the ideas! What a great idea for an article!


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