When shopping for swimming pool accessories, buyers must consider the environments of their pools and the people who use them. For example, if an owner of the swimming pool is looking to buy a pool cover to keep the water from cooling down, he needs to look for a solar cover, which has this function.
If general protection of the water from dirt and debris is a priority, the buyer needs to look for a solid and strong cover that can provide such protection, such as a leaf, track-style or tie-down cover. Buyers that have limited financial resources can choose lower-cost covers; for example, a track-style cover usually costs more than a leaf cover. For the health of swimmers, the buyer needs to look for accessories that purify water, such as chemicals that kill bacteria and maintain an acceptable pH level.
Buyers should also look for some accessories that provide recreational opportunities, such as pool floats and toys, as they can make a pool much more enjoyable for children, adults and guests of the household. They should also purchase safety items, such as life jackets for people who don't know how to swim and life preserver rings, in case somebody starts drowning in the pool.