by Mark Garcia March 24 2014
The swimming pool industry has all sorts of great inventions, made by some very creative people. Then there are other products, that never seem to quite take off for one reason or another.
Adoption by service guys and pool companies is key, so of course the product has to offer a unique selling proposition, something that saves time and money.
In the product category of chemicals and cleaners especially - there have been some fun examples of pool products that remind me of some of the earliest attempt at creating a flying machine.
Here's a quick look at some silly swimming pool products. If you manufacturer or distribute any of these products, I apologize for any offense - just having fun!
Tired of emptying the skimmer basket the old fashioned way? Hand pump sucks up all contents of the skimmer basket, or pump basket, and then you can drain the water back in the pool and empty the debris chamber.
As you can see in the picture, kids love the infant neck float. Just inflate and your baby can float and scull around the pool - always keep infants within arm's reach.
Remember the foam egg that you wore as a kid, learning to swim? Technology has improved upon the concept, making kids look cool and scary, while keeping them floating face down in the water.
Mrs. Stewart, (Martha?) - how do you get your pool so blue? Simply pour in a bottle of blue into the pool for that glorious sky blue pool color. Also softens bathing suits, conditions skin and hair. This product is actually a laundry treatment for whites in the wash, but was marketed to pool owners in the 60's.
Tired of looking at those unattractive brass safety cover anchors in your pool deck? Push on these brass anchor covers to add flair to your pool deck. Ocean motif brings the sea to your pool! This product, I have to admit - we sell. But I've always thought them to be a funny item.
The magnetizer changes the charge of your water to reduce hard water, mineral stains and scale and metals too maybe. Not too sure about the actual efficacy of the product, but then I've never used it. Pool magnets have been around for a long time.
Protect your cover with this stylish PVC treated cover for your pool filter. You have the pool heater cover, pool furniture covers and the pool diving board cover - now you can cover your pool filter too! Fits most inground DE and Cartridge filters.
I hope you enjoyed this fun look at some silly swimming pool products. Have one to add to the list, or angry that your product is on the list? Email me or leave a comment below.
Thanks for Reading!