Summer vacation time isn’t here yet, but it’s coming! It’s the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather by the pool. When you own a pool, there’s no need to travel to enjoy crystal-clear, cool water–you can have it right in your own backyard! Now is a great time to start the pool buying process so you’re enjoying a pool this summer. We’ve put together some items that are a must-have for the perfect pool-side staycation.

1. Good Music

As you’re chilling by the pool, you need the perfect swimming pool play list to relax to. At Leisure Pools, we understand the importance of great pool-side music, so we put together this playlist on Spotify! Also, portable Bluetooth speakers are great for the pool, or you can install speakers around your swimming pool for great sound quality.

2. Comfortable Lounge Chair

Whether you’re enjoying a nap by the pool, a good book or working on your tan, a comfortable lounge chair is important. Plus, lounge chairs and the cushions you choose play a role in your overall pool decor. There are many options to choose from with lounge chairs. So why not shop for lounge chairs?

3. Reading Material

A staycation is a great time to catch up on your reading, so start now planning your summer reading list!

4. Pool Bag (Packed with Essentials)

Although your home is just steps away from your pool during your staycation, it’s still helpful to pack a pool bag with essentials like sunscreen, water, sunglasses, flip flops, your phone and any reading materials so you’re not running back and forth into the house. If you have kids, this is especially helpful.

5. Delectable Food (and Drinks)

You’re on staycation, so to make it feel it feel like you’re truly at a resort, why not prepare some tasty food and cocktails? A margarita or piña colada will definitely get you in the vacation spirit. If you have an outdoor kitchen by your pool, it makes preparing and storing food and drinks a breeze.

6. Shade

It can get hot, so shade is very helpful. A simple umbrella can work, or you can use a pop-up tent or build a pool-side shelter. The benefit of a pool-side shelter is you can add a ceiling fan and even a fire place!

7. Ambiance

Having the right lighting for your pool and pool area helps create a nice ambiance. Choose from a variety of options and colors for both!

8. Decor

When planning your staycation, why not incorporate decor that gives the feel of an exotic vacation? Tiki torches are a nice touch as well strings of lights, palm trees and exotic, flowering plants and little umbrellas for your drinks.

9. Enjoyable Features

Leisure Pools offers swimming pools that come packed with features perfect for a staycation like a built-in spa or splash pad. You can also add on features to your pool like water features, tanning ledges or swim jets! Depending on the features you choose, your pool can look (and feel) like a five-star resort.

10. Great Company

One of the benefits of a staycation is you can invite all your friends over to enjoy your pool! You can also host pool parties any time you like. A pool is a great way to stay connected with friends and family.

Are you ready to get on the path to pool ownership and enjoy your own pool-side staycation? Contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming Quality and Style.