MC900295683Winter isn’t the end of the world, but we sure do miss the warm sunshine of summer! If you’re anything like us, we’re betting you can’t wait to get your pool opened back up this spring. Swimming pools are such a great source of fun and swimming is a very healthy activity. Here are five nostalgic memories we can’t wait to relive!

Sunbathing. Mmmm. Just imagine floating around in a pool in the warm sunshine or lounging on the deck reading a book. So relaxing! It’s just not quite the same with the cold of winter nipping at your nose every time you leave the house.

Now that the New Year is upon us, the daily temperature has dropped significantly since the autumn. You may not be using your pool, as it’s likely you’ve already taken steps to winterize it, but isn’t it nice to imagine swimming in a beautiful heated pool? Adding a heater to your pool means you’ll be able to consider opening it earlier in the springtime, and similarly, you won’t have to close it as early in the fall. Check out a few of the options we have to offer!

ne970_minimax100_1For above ground pool owners… try our MINIMAX® 100 HIGH PERFORMANCE HEATER! Our high performance Mini Max 100 is a compact lightweight pool and spa heater that delivers 100,000 BTU of heating power. This lightweight, efficient and easy to install unit features a simple and precise temperature control. Imagine how lovely a dip in your heated above ground pool could be with this great pool heater. 

4_20person_20corner_20unit-_202_20models-1Just because your pool may be closed for the season doesn’t mean you should put away those bathing suits! Swimming Pool Outfitters also has a great selection of relaxing spa equipment. Heat things up in your very own hot tub this winter. Your friends will love getting snowed in at your place. Fire up the bubbles and relax during almost any kind of weather, even blizzards! There’s just something magical about watching snow fall from the comfort of the hot water. Try out any of our three portable spa options – we even have an inflatable option so you can take it with you in the camper and relax on vacation!

na4472Spending time in your pool is a great way to stay in shape (or get there!) The water relieves a lot of the pressure on your joints, meaning they’re not at risk for supporting too much of a load. Aqua Dancing – We mentioned this briefly in a blog earlier this year but it’s too great an idea to pass up. Choose your favorite tunes, blast them on a poolside stereo, and dance like nobody is watching. We have a selection of pool-compatible speakers available, including the wireless PoolTunes and a light-up fountain that actually dances to your music too!

na413Even after dark, a well-lit pool can be a relaxing and enjoyable place for adults and well-supervised children. The average working person doesn't have that much time during the daylight to kick back and enjoy themselves by the pool anyway! Many of our great accessories are easy to enjoy during daylight, but after nightfall, shooting hoops in the pool or diving for sinking toys can be way more difficult! This month, we present some of our pool tools and toys that enhance your aquatic nightlife.

nt244_noodleconnectorPool noodles are a staple of poolside life. Floating is easier than ever, plus kids love to pick out their favorite color and to use the hole in the middle of the noodle to shoot water at each other. However, these common pool accessories have proven themselves to be useful in many, many ways. Here are just a few ways to get the most from your pool noodles:

Safety is a big concern for pool owners with families no matter how old the kids are. It’s important to use pool toys and equipment that promote safety and well-being. Here are a few must-haves for this hot summer season. nt153Your littlest ones can beat the heat this summer by lounging in the pool with the help of these cute swim aids. Whether they saddle up in a quacking ducky float, wear an inflatable training swimsuit, or strap on a life jacket, you can rest assured they will be extremely buoyant and adorable. Perfect for introducing baby to the water at a young age!


Having the right games to play can turn a familiar old swimming pool into a new and exciting aquatic playground. Not only is it a good way to combine exercise with fun, but having fun, easy and structured games makes any pool party an instant hit with swimmers of any level or age. Here are some suggestions for hours of entertainment.

Diving boards and water slides are recognizably the most stereotypical additions to any pool. While they are inarguably tons of fun, some awesome pool accessories out there are woefully unknown. Here’s a look at the hottest pool accessories for this summer.

nt1735VIP Seating. Treat yourself to our elegant Unsinkable Scalloped Chaise, which comes equipped with two cup holders so you can maximize pool time. You’ll look as stylish as you feel. Choose between aqua and bronze. If you want to share your float space, consider the Luxury Cabana, which boasts enough room for two and a removable sun shade. You can also investigate our huge selection of other floats for more designs guaranteed to please the whole family.