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Summer Pool Boredom - A Thing of the Past

Aug 26, 2008
It can happen to anyone who has had a pool for a number of years. If there isn't any variety, swimming can become pretty dull. The kids are bored with the pool, despite the fact that the water is clean and ready to go. Pools sometimes hold no interest for kids because there is nothing new to do. Once you have mastered swimming laps, floating, and underwater flips, the pool can become boring and routine.

You will be very surprised by the amount of new, fun, and different activities that are available now to ensure that children, teens, and even adults will never be bored in the pool again. There are a number of games and toys that can be used to keep your family enjoying your pool all season long.

Often the most difficult people to entertain can be young children. Diving games will be an ideal activity for children who spend their summer days in the pool. Children can competitively dive for weighted submersible toys, such as floating rings or discs. These under-water objects can sink, float on top, or even remain suspended in the middle of the water! If you want to save some money you can use your own items from home, otherwise you can buy these submersible pool toys online or at a pool store. Your older children can now have fun in the pool after dark with the great new sinking glow sticks.

Volleyball nets are a tradition at the poolside if you have a large number of adults or children. Volleyball nets for your pool attach to portable posts on either side of the pool. They sit just above the water level and can turn your pool into a fun-filled water volleyball court. Real volleyballs, such as those used in the school gym, float on their own. These can be used by older children and adults to play volleyball in the pool. For younger children, an inflatable beach ball may be more appropriate.

Floating basketball hoops can be incorporated in a similar way. The floating hoops are made with plastic and vinyl materials and can provide hours of entertainment. A pool can remain enjoyable all summer long with anything from hoops that attach to portable posts on the pool edge to floating island hoops that bounce along as you create waves.

And why not buy the trendiest new product to add more fun to your pool? The Sub Jumpa was voted the best new pool item of 2008 at the International Pool and Spa Expo for its ability to provide unlimited underwater fun. Even if your children don't know about the old pogo stick, they'll be completely entertained by the new underwater pogo stick that allows them to jump and bounce off the sides and floor of the pool. Keeping even the most distracted child engaged all summer long is easy with the Sub Jumpa because there are many challenging flips and tricks that can be mastered.

Older kids and adults will really enjoy using remote control boats, sea planes, and submarines that won't be damaged by chlorinated pool water. And for those who love to golf (and who doesn't?), there are even floating golf games. You simply chip golf balls onto floating golf islands, some which have underwater pockets!

There is no limit to the various activities you can use in your pool. Using a little imagination and some great new toys and games, you can keep your children exercising in the pool for the entire summer.
About the Author
Gunter Walderon knows that a successful pool is not one built by West Covina pool builders or even Simi Valley pool builders. The secret to a successful pool is to have enough toys to entertain the kids. His pool was built by Upland pool contractors, he really prides himself on the fact that his kids haven't gotten bored once all summer long.
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