above ground pool accessories

What Are the Best Accessories for Above-Ground Pools?

Selecting the right accessories is essential for maximizing the functionality and enjoyment of above-ground pools.

From enhancing visual appeal to ensuring water cleanliness and safety, options like a pool light, automatic cleaner, or a Hayward Salt Generator.

These accessories can significantly enhance the entire pool experience, providing a glimpse into a world of possibilities beyond mere pool maintenance.

4 Best Accessories for Above-Ground Swimming Pools

Enhancing your above-ground swimming pool, consider adding accessories like:

  • Hayward’s Elite Light for vibrant lighting
  • Automatic Pool Cleaner
  • Hayward’s AquaTrol Salt Generator for a cleaner pool
  • Solar Blanket

These accessories cater to various aspects of pool maintenance, aesthetics, safety, and sustainability.

1. Hayward Elite™, Underwater Quartz Halogen Flood Light For Above-Ground Pools

Hayward’s Elite™ Underwater Quartz Halogen pool light is engineered for installation in all above-ground pools. The optical lens disburses the light for full pool coverage. The through-the-wall in-ground design can be installed anywhere around the pool for optimum lighting and doesn’t interfere with the pool’s filtration. The multi-colored lens kit adds an elegant touch to the pool’s lighting, to create a special effect or enhance the mood. The light housing assembly and lens are constructed of a high-grade chemical resistant acrylic material for durability. The light housing comes pre-wired with 25 feet of cord and 120v/12v transformer with on/off switch that can be installed in both storable and permanent above-ground pools. The Hayward Elite™ Underwater Quartz Halogen Flood Light is packed with features at a value price!

Features: Efficient, low-voltage, 50 watt halogen light. Increases safety, fun, appearance and pool use! Position the light anywhere around the pool. Flexible 360°, wall positioning. Through-wall, in-ground design. Allows proper water circulation. Does not interfere with filtration. Mood enhancing color lens kit included. 10 minute, do-it-yourself installation. Kit includes: Light, pre-wired 12 volt transformer with on/off switch, 25 ft. cord, wall cutting tool and color lenses.

2. Automatic Pool Cleaner

  • Hayward’s AquaBug: Operates off the pool’s existing filtration system and features Hayward’s exclusive SmartDrive® program steering so it won’t miss a spot. Performance, price, and proven reliability make these cleaners the clear choice for automatic pool cleaners.
    • Patented SmartDrive programmed steering system ensures the entire bottom of the pool is cleaned quickly and completely
    • Installs in less than 10 minutes, without tools
    • Unique turbine/gearing system provides constant balanced water flow assuring quiet operation and gentle movement across the pool bottom
    • Improves water circulation by pulling water from the pool bottom as it moves
    • Deluxe bumper ring minimizes friction for easy movement away from walls and resumption of the programmed steering pattern
    • Includes 32 ft. of hose
  • Pentair’s Lil Shark: Suction side pool cleaner with bristle scrubbing and vacuuming action.Dual band bristles scrub debris loose, while the powerful vacuum action whisks it away. ‘Lil Shark comes fully equipped – simply remove it from the box, attach the hose, place it in the water and off it goes.
    • Dual band of bristles scrub debris loose, while powerful vacuum action whisks it away
    • Programmed cleaning provides more complete coverage without the missed spots other cleaners often leave behind
    • Cuts a wide 10″ path for quick and thorough cleaning
    • Engineered for high performance cleaning with low cost of ownership

3. Hayward’s AquaTrol® Salt Chlorination for Above-Ground Pools

The AquaTrol Salt Chlorine Generator is designed specifically for above-ground pools up to 18,000 gallons. AquaTrol has an integral time clock for control of the pool filtration pump. Since many above ground pools already have a ­single electrical outlet for the filter pump, the AquaTrol is designed with an outlet (timer controlled) for the ­filter pump to plug into, the AquaTrol then plugs into the original outlet the filter pump was using.

  • Quick and easy installation
  • Silky, soft water that won’t irritate eyes, dry out skin or cause fabrics to fade
  • Digital salt display and 7 diagnostic indicators
  • Super chlorinate function
  • 24 Hour timer for filter pump control, allows multiple pump periods per day, program in 15 minute increments manual switch (ON-Auto-OFF)
  • Microprocessor automates all functions
  • Includes TurboCell Salt Cell (T-CELL-5)
  • Compatible with replacement salt cells: GLX-CELL-5, T-CELL-5, TCELLS318
  • ETL Listed, 2 Cell Mounting Options
  • “RJ” models mount the cell directly to the return jet (on the outside of the pool)
  • “HP” models include fittings for hose connections or 2″ PVC pipe (use standard adapters, not supplied for 1 1⁄2″ pipe). 2 Line Cord and Outlet Options
  • NEMA “straight blade” is standard
  • “TL” models have twist lock line cord and outlet

4. Solar Cover

To further optimize the functionality and efficiency of above-ground swimming pools, consider covering your pool at night with a solar cover as a cost-effective solution for maintaining water temperature and reducing evaporation.

A durable solar cover will hold the heat in your pool at night and also significantly reduces evaporation by 95%, saving up to 50% on pool chemical usage.

Additionally, acting as a protective cover, it prevents debris and leaves from entering the pool overnight, keeping it cleaner for longer periods.

A Solar Cover is a practical accessory that enhances the entire swimming experience while also providing energy efficiency and cost savings.

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