Now, first thing’s first, don’t get him a set of golf clubs. Yes, he may love it, but that’ll just keep him away from home! What do you get for the man who has everything? Why, pool accessories of course! Father’s day is just around the corner and we’re here to give you a head start on shopping for the perfect father’s day present for dad! What we have here is a list of “Pool Dad” Approved gifts and accessories that is guaranteed to put a smile on your dad’s face! (And your pool, if your pool has a face!)
Pool Accessories and Trinkets
You know what they say, it’s the little things in life that brings a lot of joy! Let’s start off our Father’s Day Buying guide with some pool accessories that your dad will love! Nothing flashy, just some things that have been on his radar for a while but haven’t really purchased yet that will make his pool life much easier.
Automatic Water Levelling Device
Australian summers are killer! The blazing sun can evaporate your pool water in no time at all! Father’s day also marks the start of spring so expect temperatures to start rising. Save dad the effort of constantly refilling and monitoring your pool water levels with an automatic water levelling device! This simple pool accessory is basically plug and play, attach it to the pool, set the desired pool water level and he’ll never have to worry about visually checking the pool ever again!
This handy little gadget is not only useful for the pool, but for around the house as well. A venturi pump will allow dad to empty and change the sand filter media on your sand filters without resorting to manually scooping out the sand inside. A venturi pump can also make short work of puddles, flooded basements and anything that needs draining. And the best part is that it doesn’t take a motor or specialized equipment to use, just a regular garden hose and it’s good to go!
Water TechniX Floating Thermometer
It’s almost summer and that means that temperatures are only going one direction, and that’s up! Give dad a Water TechniX Floating Thermometer so he can easily check the water temperature of the pool. Given that water temperature plays a large part on how chemicals work in the pool (see our LSI Index guide for more information) save him an extra step by getting a handy floating thermometer!
A Spa Bar
Get dad a floating spa bar! (Drinks and snacks sold separately) and treat him to a nice quiet evening in the pool with his favorite drinks and snacks. And while you’re at it, get some nice unbreakable pool tumblers that look and feel like the real thing! For more pool accessories and gift ideas, browse our full selection of pool accessories here.
Floating Lounge Pool Chairs
You now have a spa bar and some tumblers, complete the set with a floating lounge pool chair. Can you picture it now? Floating around on the pool, the spa bar on the right with snacks and a tumbler filled with his favorite drink on the left? And on a sneaky note, let dad use it exclusively for himself during father's day. There are 364 other days of the year where you can use these for yourself!
Pool Exercise Equipment for the Active Dad
If you've noticed our theme here, it's about keeping dad at home! So here are a couple of things that will keep him home (partly because the gym isn't the safest place nowadays and to save up on gasoline costs).
The first fitness gift for the active dad is Swimsportz Swim Trainer Pool Resistance Trainer Personal Waist Belt Aid (whew! That was a mouthful, try saying that five times really fast!) which allows him to swim continuously and work on his cardio no matter what size your pool is. Swim laps without, well, swimming laps! The other gift is the Life Resistance Kit Pool Swim Trainer Belt, Ankle Weights & Dumbbells which can give him a good low-impact, high resistance exercise regimen right there in your own pool!
Complete it all with some music
When cleaning the pool, floating around and enjoying some drinks, or even when exercising, nothing completes the experience better than having music play in the background. Forget about using your phone's speakers as your music source, it's not enough. Instead, get a floating bluetooth speaker. It's waterproof and it packs quite a punch for its small size! And the best thing is, you won't have to worry about getting an expensive sound system (or your phone) wet since this speaker doesn't need any wires to connect to the sound source, just connect the bluetooth and you're good to go!
Water TechniX Rapid Automatic Pool Cleaner
Give dear ole dad a break from manually vacuuming the pool with the gift of a Water TechniX Rapid Automatic Pool Cleaner. It cleans the pool as well as any manual vacuuming regimen but without the added effort! It’s easy to install without the use of additional tools (just like installing a manual vacuuming set) and it has swivel connections so it can go about the pool vacuuming automatically without any risk of tangling. It’s also designed so it can climb walls and steps so every inch of your pool is cleaned just like if he were doing the cleaning himself!
Robotic Pool Cleaners
For the ultimate gift for the ultimate pool dad (trust us on this one) get him a Zodiac TX30 Tornax pool cleaner! We guarantee you that this has been on his wish list for the longest time and he’s been looking for justifications to buy one! A robotic cleaner is super easy to install and use (See our guide on how to use a robotic pool cleaner to see how simple it is) and it gives him more time to spend with the family rather than standing around the pool (under the blazing summer sun as well!) vacuuming for hours every few days.
Shopping for a father’s day gift shouldn’t be hard especially when it comes to dads who care about their pool. As we all know, pool accessories are divided into two categories. Those that are absolutely needed like pool chemicals, testing kits and the like (these he can get for himself! Hahaha) and those that are wanted, meaning accessories and things that make life easier. By giving him gifts that fall in the “want” column, it will feel like an actual gift and not more work.
For other gift ideas, we also have a must-have pool accessory blog post that you can check out here.
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Happy swimming :)