We are spending a lot of time outdoors these days after building our pool this year! Here is a list a few must have poolside essentials that we love! Plus some that we have our eye on! 

I had fun creating this little backyard sanctuary so as I was planning and searching for some great products I definitely had comfort, style, and functionality on my mind. I wanted everything to make sense no matter if we were lounging by the pool on a lazy summer day, hosting a pool party, or simply enjoying the evening watching the sunset, I wanted the right poolside essentials!

Poolside Essential kids having fun in the pool

Hopefully all my favorites and finds help you plan you area too.

Right off the bat ledge loungers were on my list so I will start with a review of those. Along with my update 6 years later.

Ledge Loungers: The Ultimate Poolside Luxury

What Are Ledge Loungers?

Ledge loungers are stylish, in-water furniture designed for use on your pool’s sun shelf or tanning ledge. They are made to withstand sun, water, and chemicals, providing a comfortable and durable seating option that’s perfect for basking in the sun or staying cool partially submerged in water.

Poolside Essentials

We recently order some in-pool furniture for our baja step/sun shelf! After doing some research and not being completely satisfied with our current chairs I came across a company called  Ledge Loungers and I knew they would be a PERFECT  solution for our pool’s shallow step.

I’ve seen these loungers at some resorts we’ve stayed at and I’ve always wondered who made them. Usually commercial grade furniture is reserved for fancy hotels,  but I was so happy to know that I could ordered a few for our home

Why Choose Ledge Loungers?

  • Comfort: Ergonomically designed for relaxation, these loungers offer comfort for hours of lounging.
  • Durability: Made from high-quality materials, they are built to last, resisting fading, weathering, and chemical damage.
  • Style: Available in a variety of colors and styles, ledge loungers can be easily matched to any poolside decor, adding an elegant and cohesive look to your outdoor space.

UPDATE: After 6 years with our ledge loungers I have a few thoughts. The first thing is that these chairs do best when taken out of the water each season! After awhile there was a water line on the chairs that was not easy to get off! 

You also will want to change the water each year. Do this after the summer season is over and store them outside of the water. Because we live in a warm weather state I didn’t think we needed to remove the chairs from the water but you absolutely do! 

Our baja step is about 12 inched deep for reference! But if you want your body to be in the water while lounging I would opt to make your baja step about 15-18 inches for a better experience! 

Additional Poolside Essentials

1. Umbrellas or Shade Structures

We love our umbrellas. After reading all the great reviews I went ahead and pulled the plug, with a coupon code attached because they can get pretty expensive depending on how big you want them. But I was willing to pay more for the quality of the sunbrella fabric along with an aluminum pole. Two things that you need out here in the Arizona heat! We didn’t plan a lot of structures in the backyard so umbrellas are a lifesaver when we are in the middle of the summer! 

2. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

We LOVE our Sonos player. We take it outside and stick it under the shade and play our designated playlist until the sun goes down on us. If you ever think to yourself, I’m missing something when hanging out by the pool. I bet it’s music. Wireless speakers like this can be connected to an app on your phone and be played wirelessly! 

Outdoor Speakers for Pool Side Fun

3. Outdoor Rugs and Throw Pillows

Add texture and comfort to your pool area with outdoor rugs and throw pillows. These elements bring indoor coziness outdoors, making your poolside lounge area even more inviting.

4. Pool Floats and Toys

No poolside is complete without a selection of pool floats and toys. We just made the cutest pool floats EVER last week! Now that we have a pool I love getting cute floats for the kids. I DO get in the pool, just not as often as my entire family. I’m more of a poolside mamma. Getting my hair wet is just such a big post pool production that I usually don’t have time for! haha! 

Pool Floats

5. Towels and Towel Storage Valet

I saw this fun item at our local pool store and thought it was pretty genius! We alway bring our phones towels and other items to the pool with us, so this is great little area to keep everything tidy and out of the way! This poolside product can be found here! 

Poolside Towel Valet

6. Refreshment Station

Our pool is set apart from our home so I would love to eventually get a cute bar cart set up out here! Perfect place for our everyone to serve themselves a cool refreshment while sitting poolside! You can also set up a refreshment station with a mini-fridge or cooler stocked with beverages and snacks. Incorporate a bar cart for easy access to refreshments, including water, lemonade, and cocktails.

Bar Cart with Drinks by the Pool
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Image Via Southern Living 

7. Outdoor Lighting

As the sun sets, outdoor lighting can transform your pool area into a magical evening retreat. Consider string lights, lanterns, or LED pool lights to enhance the ambiance and extend your poolside enjoyment into the night.

8. Sunscreen and Bug Repellent Station

Protect yourself and your guests from the sun and bugs by setting up a small station with sunscreen and bug repellent. This thoughtful touch ensures everyone can enjoy the outdoors comfortably.

Creating the perfect poolside oasis is about blending aesthetics with functionality. Ledge loungers can anchor your space with their sleek design and unmatched comfort, while the additional essentials can ensure your poolside area is equipped for relaxation, entertainment, and enjoyment!


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