Make A Splash With These 17 Cool Pool Gadgets & Accessories

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 4, 2021

Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 pool gadgets we’re geeking out over!


That’s how many residential pools are in the US [source].

That’s a lot of cannonballs!

If you’re one of the lucky ones with your own pool, you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to make pool ownership easier and more fun.

From practical to amusing, these are the best pool gadgets around.

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The Coolest Of Cool Pool Gadgets In 2024

1. Lifebuoy Pool Motion Sensor & Alarm System

There’s no such thing as having too many safeguards in place to protect your little ones when you own a pool.

We think one of those safeguards should be the Lifebuoy Pool Motion Sensor & Alarm System, which alerts you if someone or something falls in your pool.

Since it floats, there’s no need to drill holes in your deck or pool to secure it. It’s also portable, so you can take it with you on vacation.

With the Lifebuoy App, you can adjust the sensitivity, change the length of the alarm, and turn it on or off (as long as you’re within the Bluetooth range of the Lifebuoy).

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2. WOW Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Having a waterproof speaker near the pool is one thing, but with the WOW Floating Bluetooth Speaker, you can have your favorite tunes in the water with you!

The unique design allows the speaker to float fine by itself, but the speakers will be partially submerged underwater. Use the included float for better sound, or get the WOW Inflatable Pool Cooler & Speaker Mount and keep cold drinks with your music, too. 

The rechargeable battery can last up to 50 hours, so it can survive a whole weekend of fun pool time.

It also has 360° LED lights that just adds even more fun and functionality to this already awesome speaker.

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3. GoPong Floating Beer Pong Table

Your favorite drinking game now floats with the GoPong Floating Beer Pong Table!

With a full 10-cup setup on each side of this 6-foot-long inflatable and 8 cup holders around the edge for when you just need a floating drink holder, this floating beer pong table will be the star of your next pool party. It even includes 6 balls in case you’re new to the game.

4 tethering grommets allow you to secure the table so it doesn’t float around your whole pool, or you can tie it to other floatables.

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4. SUTRO Smart Floating Pool Water Monitor

SUTRO Smart Floating Pool Water Monitor

Do you feel like a mad scientist trying to measure the chemical levels in your pool? Take the stress and guesswork out of it with the SUTRO Smart Floating Pool Water Monitor.

This monitor automatically tests your water 3 times a day and alerts you when you need to add chemicals and which chemicals you need to add to keep your pool water clean, safe, and beautiful.

Best yet, you tell the app which chemicals you use to sanitize your pool, and it works with that information rather than making you switch to something else. It even works with saltwater pools.

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5. Gard Summer Waves Inflatable Truck Bed Pool

No pool? No problem! If you have a pickup, you can have a pool anywhere with the Gard Summer Waves Inflatable Truck Bed Pool.

Designed to fit any standard truck bed, this inflatable pool has two rings, making it easy to inflate and deflate.

When you’re done having fun, just empty the water, deflate the pool, and it folds up small enough to keep in your cab so it’s handy whenever you want to add a pool to the party.

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Do you love to give your truck the royal treatment? Check out our post on the best truck gadgets for your daily driver.

6. POOL BLASTER Pool Pouch & Organizer

Do you have pool toys scattered around your yard or jammed into a shed? Keep them organized and accessible with the POOL BLASTER Pool Pouch & Organizer.

Large enough to hold pool toys of all shapes and sizes, the mesh sides allow air to easily pass through, helping prevent mold and mildew from growing on your stuff.

This pouch easily hangs from a fence or the side of your above-ground pool, keeping it off the ground but still convenient. If you don’t have anything to hang it from, it can also stand on its own.

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7. DOLPHIN Nautilus CC Supreme WiFi Robotic Pool Cleaner

Why clean your pool yourself when you can have a robot clean it for you? For in-ground pools up to 50 feet long, the DOLPHIN Nautilus CC Supreme WiFi Robotic Pool Cleaner is the best way to clean your pool.

3 scrubbing brushes help this robot scour your pool’s floor, walls, and waterline without any help from you. Simply plug it in, put it in the water, then program it using the app. DOLPHIN does the rest!

Choose between 3 cleaning cycle times: Quick (1.5 hours), Standard (2.5 hours), and Enhanced (3.5 hours).

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8. Poolmaster Pool Tool Organizer

Keep all your pool tools together and off the ground with the Poolmaster Pool Tool Organizer.

Holding up to 90 pounds, this organizer can be mounted directly to a wall or fence or hung over a fence that’s less than 1.3” deep.

With 3 tubes and 3 hooks, this organizer can hold a variety of tools, including skimmers, rakes, brushes, vacuum heads, poles, and more.

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9. Aquatix Pro Pool Filter Cartridge Cleaner

Extend the life of your pool filters and clean them faster with the Aquatix Pro Pool Filter Cartridge Cleaner.

Since this tool diverts hose water into 6 smaller streams, it gets in between the pleats of a filter better than spraying the filter directly with the hose.

Note that while the product pictures show the product being held directly to the filter pleats, many reviewers reported better results holding the tool about 6” away from the filter. You may need to experiment to find the most efficient way to clean your filter with this product.

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10. AquaChek Trutest Digital Reader

Whether you’re color blind or simply uncomfortable trying to discern between different shades of pink, the AquaChek Trutest Digital Reader takes the guesswork out of checking your pool chemicals.

With an easy-to-read digital LED display and the ability to read free chlorine, bromine, and total alkalinity, this gadget makes testing your pool water simpler than ever.

We recommend checking out the product reviews for detailed information on how to get the most accurate results. Several positive reviewers have provided information that counteracts information from negative reviews.

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11. SwimWays Floating Golf Game

If you love golf as much as you love your pool, you’ll adore the SwimWays Floating Golf Game.

With a floating “green” and Velcro-covered balls, the whole family will love to see who can chip the ball closest to the movable flag.

An included carrying case holds the 60” x 44” floating green, 12 practice balls, a chipping mat, and the moveable 18th hole flag.

Some people report that the chipping mat is too flimsy, so you may want to provide your own, and a golf club is not included.

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FOOOORE! Now that we have your attention, check out our post on the coolest & craziest golf gadgets to help your game. Hopefully you won’t be saying ‘fore’ anymore!

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12. WOW Inflatable Pool Cooler & Speaker Mount

Why get out of the pool to grab your next cold drink? Instead, use the WOW Inflatable Pool Cooler & Speaker Mount and keep plenty of cold drinks in the pool with you!

With its zipper top, drinks stay inside even if you manage to flip the cooler over (more of an issue if you like to go floating on a creek or river). Also, the design of this cooler keeps the bottom out of the warmer water, so drinks stay cold longer.

Best yet, this floating cooler also has cup holders, perfect for holding your WOW Floating Bluetooth Speaker.

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13. XtremepowerUS Pool Water Solar Ionizer

Finally win the battle against algae with the XtremepowerUS Pool Water Solar Ionizer!

With this ionizer, killing algae (and reducing your dependence on chlorine) has never been easier. Once you introduce it to your pool, you just need to clean it every couple of weeks and it works without any monitoring.

Each unit works for up to 32,000 gallons of water, so you may need a second one if your pool is larger than that.

Many reviewers say this ionizer has gotten rid of algae better than anything they had tried in years or even decades!

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14. Ambient Weather Smart Floating Pool Thermometer

Check your pool’s temperature from inside your house using the Ambient Weather Smart Floating Pool Thermometer.

Now you can know whether the water is warm enough to swim without needing to go out and check it.

If you really love knowing about the weather, this pool thermometer is just one of many gadgets you can hook up to the Ambient Weather WS-50-C WiFi console.

With additional products, you can constantly monitor the temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind, and more inside or outside your home from any computer or mobile device.

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Do you geek out over the weather as much as we do? Check out our post on the coolest weather gadgets for inside and outside the home.

15. Migro Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet Box

Turn on your pool pump, heater, fountain, or other features using your voice or phone with the Migro Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet Box.

Each outlet box can only handle one thing plugged into it, so you may need additional boxes if you have multiple things you want to convert into using these smart switches.

Also, multiple reviews mention that it’s easier to hook up to the WiFi manually rather than using the “regular” connection instructions, so keep that in mind when installing it.

A manual override switch is included in case you need to manage your devices without WiFi.

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16. Esuper Solar Powered Floating Pool Lights

Add some fun to your pool at night with the Esuper Solar Powered Floating Pool Lights.

These lights couldn’t be easier to use. Blow them up like a beach ball, let them charge in the sun during the day, and they’ll turn on automatically when it gets dark and cycle between red, blue, green, and white lights every 15 seconds for up to 8 hours.

In addition to floating, these lights also include a loop on the top so you could hang them as nifty lanterns.

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17. WaterSHOP Spray Pool Fountain

Easily add a waterfall-type fountain to your pool with the WaterSHOP Spray Pool Fountain.

Fitting on most 1.5” return jets for both in-ground and above-ground pools, this adjustable fountain sprays up 14’ and can be hidden underwater when you aren’t using it.

While this fountain works best with a ¾ hp or larger pool pump, it can work without a pump, too.

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The Top 6 Pool Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

Lifebuoy Pool Motion Sensor & Alarm System

Keep your little ones safe around the pool.

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DOLPHIN Nautilus WiFi Robotic Pool Cleaner

Bringing pool cleaning into the 21st Century!

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WOW Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Bring your favorite tunes with you in the water.

Buy on Amazon

WOW Inflatable Pool Cooler & Speaker Mount

Why get out of the pool to grab your next cold drink?

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SUTRO Smart Floating Pool Water Monitor

SUTRO Smart Floating Pool Water Monitor

Take the guesswork out of pool chemistry.

Buy on SUTRO

Aquatix Pro Pool Filter Cartridge Cleaner

Easy way to clean & extend life of pool filters.

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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