Video: Poolside Chat Episode #12 – Christmas Gifts For Pool Owners

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #12 – Christmas Gifts For Pool Owners

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • What is the best Christmas present to get a pool owner?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #12 Video

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Rob: Hello, welcome back to a special Christmas edition of Poolside Chat presented by I’m Rob, this is Matt.

Matt: Howdy. If you can’t guess it, this really is our Christmas episode because this is Ralphie and I’m Santa Claus, ho-ho-ho-ho-ho.

Honestly, my early Christmas present was being able to fit in this suit without it being snug. Yes, because I was like, if you can’t fit into a Santa suit without being snug, you’ve got to make some life changes.

Rob: Yes, life changes indeed.

Matt: No diet needed. I got this next Christmas and next Christmas.

Rob: Well, before we get started, favorite Christmas album?

Matt: I would go record.

Rob: Okay.

Matt: I would say Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas.[singing “This Christmas”]

Wham! Last Christmas
A True Holiday Favorite

I know this guy, he’s a Wham! fan, “Last Christmas.” Andrew Ridgeley from the top to the bottom.

Rob: He carried it. He really did.

Matt: You cannot stop him, unstoppable; the Scotty to Jordan.

Rob: I’m going to go Beach Boys and Jackson 5, are my top two.

Matt: Well done, well done.

Rob: A little boy action by the Jackson 5.

Matt: You’ve got Jackson 5, urban. Then you’ve got the beach with the Beach Boys. I like it. A little country rock and roll, I like you.

Rob: Covers everything.

Matt: You’re okay Charlie Brown.

Rob: Alright.

Matt: Let’s get past music for once. This is Poolside Chat, not a music side chat. We’re going to talk about the top five gifts you can give a pool owner. What do you got for me Rob?

Rob: Alright, to start it off. The Christmas classic is the RC Submarine.

Swimline RC Submarine
Swimline RC Submarine (SOLD OUT!)

Matt: I love RC Cola.

Rob: [laughs] No, the submarine; the toy.

Matt: Okay, yes that’s good too.

Rob: Basically, it’s just a little remote controlled toy, great for the little guys–

Matt: Isn’t it a yellow submarine?

Rob: –and it keeps the big guys entertained too.

Matt: Yes, as long as you’ve got some booze.


Matt: Why not say it’s a little yellow submarine if you want to bring it back to the Beatles, I think?

Rob: Yes, definitely. You can always bring it back.

Matt: I don’t think they’d probably have to pay a copyright for that?

Rob: No, I think we’re okay.

Swimming Pool Noodle
Swimming Pool Noodle

Matt: Our next thing will be a pool noodle. Now, they’re an everyday use. You don’t have to get that for Christmas. They’re just fun to just float on or hit a younger brother with.

Rob: Yes they’re good fighting tools. They don’t hurt. They’re safe.

Matt: Yes, think about it, a cheap lightsaber.

Rob: Yes, perfect.

Matt: If you put a little handle on it, cut it in half. You can tell your kid, “Hey, this is a lightsaber.” Done, over, you don’t have to do a thing after that.

Rob: [laughs]

Matt: Star Wars is coming up. I just saved you $300. You’re welcome America.

For the athletic ones out there, you have a basketball hoop.

Rob: Yes, we’ve got a couple different basketball hoops. We’ve got the plastic kinds that you fill with water and they sit on the side and then we got the higher grade one’s which actually you anchor down into your deck.

Matt: Go big or go home.

Rob: Yes, you get a full-size basketball, break away rim, yes.

Salt Pool Friendly Swim-N-Dunk Basketball W/ Anchors
Salt Pool Friendly Swim-N-Dunk Basketball

Matt: Snap, you don’t want to be in a Darryl Dawkins situation.

Rob: Yes, Darryl Dawkins, Rest Prince of Peace, Darryl Dawkins.

Matt: There’s no glass in the pool.

Matt: I’ve never seen Santa do that before. Our next one is the SwimWays Spring Float. Basically, it’s a pool hammock.

Rob: Yes, it is. Basically, you inflate the edge of the float and then the rest is like mesh. So you’re sitting in the water while floating on top.

Matt: It’s like stay dry and a little wet.

Rob: Yes, exactly.

Matt: It’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful thing.

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner
SwimWays Spring Float Recliner

Rob: Great float.

Matt: Don’t do that in December.

Rob: Everybody loves them.

Matt: I wouldn’t say everybody loves them. I would say 98%; 98%.

Rob: What have we got for our fifth gift?

Matt: Fifth? This is not really a gift for Christmas. This is just a gift for all over the year; throughout the year. Just because it saves you time and it saves you heartache; an automatic pool cleaner.

Rob: Yes, everybody loves these. It saves you a lot of time and effort.

Matt: What’s your favorite pool cleaner?

Rob: What’s my favorite pool cleaner? They’re like kids, you love them all.

Automatic Pool Cleaners
Automatic Pool Cleaners

Rob: Throwback or throw forward.

Matt: My favorite, I would say, robotic pool cleaner? I’m going to go ahead. I’m going to drop the bomb; Hayward Tiger Shark if I’m ranking them.

Rob: That’s solid.

Matt: Sturdy, I like the name.

Rob: The Aquabot makes a good one too.

Matt: Aquabot makes a good one. They’re strong if you want to go–

Rob: We’ll throw Dolphin in there too. Why not throw everybody in there.

Matt: Who would win the fight, a Tiger Shark or a Dolphin? Trick question. No one win’s when they fight.

Rob: It’s true.

Matt: It’s true.

Rob: It’s true. It’s a sad thing.

Matt: But thank you for our top five. It was a pretty good one.

Rob: We had a blast.

Matt: I’m hot.

Rob: I’m taking ownership for our costumes budget this year for Poolside Chat.


Matt: We don’t get paid next year because of it, but we had fun doing it. I’m going to wear these gloves for the rest of the day. I’m going to take off the Santa suit, but you don’t need to know that. Thank you for joining us. If you have any questions, you can always contact us at 877-372-6038. Email us at or you can sign up for our newsletter and you can receive a 128-page pool maintenance guide that we’ll email.

Rob: Because it’s Christmas, it’s free.

Matt: It’s Christmas time, ho-ho-ho. I’ve been practicing that for three months.

Rob: You nailed it.

Matt: Thank you for joining us. Have a holly, jolly Christmas, by golly.

Rob: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Matt: Bye.

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