Want to know what to pack in your pool bag this summer? Here’s a list of pool bag essentials that will help you have the perfect day poolside.
We spend most of our summer days at the pool. We are lucky enough to have a pool in our community but we also joined the local YMCA this year. Which means we have three pools to choose from each day!
In the beginning of the summer, I pack a to-go pool bag. Kinda like that hospital bag you packed back when you were pregnant. A bag filled with all of our pool essentials so that we can head out to the pool at a moments notice.
It’s helped cut down on the frantic search for goggles, sunscreen, and pool tags. That means more time spent lounging and swimming at the pool!
Pool Bag Essentials
It all starts with a good bag! I love these mesh bags because they are light-weight and have TONS of pockets to keep things organized.
I will never use another beach towel! These microfiber beach towels are super light-weight so they don't take up a lot of space in your bag. They also dry quickly so you aren't carrying around soaking wet towels.
This sunscreen spray is a game changer! The FullReach design helps get all those hard to reach places on your back so you know you are covered! Plus its easier for the kids to spray themselves.
I love a good sunscreen stick! The sunscreen sticks are perfect for covering faces and the tops of the ears (an overlooked spot that burns easily).
I am so fortunate that both of my boys can swim in the pool together and don't need me to hover! That means I can watch from the pool deck and read a good book.
These wet/dry bags were a new addition to our pool bag this year. When the boys are done swimming, they change into their dry clothes and the wet bathing suits go in the bag!
I recently purchases these sunglasses after a friend raved about them. They are hands-down the best sunglasses I have ever bought. The best part? They are guaranteed for LIFE!
When prepping for a day at the pool, packing water bottles are a must! We loves these metal water bottles because they keep our water ice cold all day long.
I LOVE these zipper pouches for just about everything! They are made out of waterproof material so they are perfect for the pool bag. I keep our pool tags and money for the snack shack in ours.
The #1 question I get at the pool (next to "Can we get ice cream?") is "Where are my googles?" I like that these goggles come with a case making them easier to find in the bag!
We don't pack a ton of pool toys when we go tot he pool but having a few things like diving sticks or balls helps keep the boys busy!
It never hurts to have a first aid kit with you! From stubbed toes to bee stings and bug bites, it is always good to be prepared!