Four affordable pool add-ons that make a difference

There aren’t many feelings that you get as an adult that make you feel as good as having a little spending cash left over in your budget. Spare money is even better when you had it budgeted for a big purchase – whether it’s a house, improvement or even a swimming pool.

But let’s all be honest. The first time we buy that house, renovate that room or install that pool – we almost always scrimp a bit. You pass on those few things you secretly want all for the sake of responsibility and for budgeting purposes.

But now you have wiggle room. And that wiggle room can allow you to have some pretty incredible things – particularly if you’re smart about how you use your extra money. Here are a few add-ons for your swimming pool that you can have without breaking the bank.

Separate border around the pool

In most pools that you’ll see, the concrete will run right up to the pool. While this looks fine and in some cases great, adding a border will give you a neater, more contrasting look. In many cases you can even save money by using a separate pour for each as opposed to doing the border using a different material.

Automatic pool vacuum

Talk about a great investment – automatic pool vacuums can save you hours and hours of personal time physically cleaning out your pool each week. In addition – it’s an accessory that doesn’t need be purchased when you install your pool. Instead, you can buy it anytime. They can cost anywhere from $400 to $2500 a piece, but trust us – if you have the money – they’re worth it.

Poolside planters

If you’re looking for something that can really help make the look and feel of you pool ‘pop’ – then consider adding some landscaping elements. Whether the plants have space carved out into the patio during installation or you elect to go the potted route – they can really enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your space while also giving your swimming pool an added element of relaxation.

Automatic pool cover

If you’re looking for something that will help you prioritize cleanliness and safety – then an automatic pool cover is probably for you. Not only do they fight algae from forming in your pool, but if you have small children, pets or non-swimmers running around your back yard, then you’ll have the added benefit of knowing they’re safe. It’ll also save you a ton of time both covering and uncovering your pool.


So if you’re looking to spice up the overall look and feel of your pool, go ahead and spend some of that extra money on one of these add-ons. Not only can they prove to be a value-oriented investment, but they’ll also help you save a lot of time and worry when it comes to everyday tasks and awareness. Hopefully, this post gave you a little inspiration. Good luck!

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