When you think of summer you think of trips away, time off school or work and being able to lay by the pool working on a safe tan. After all, there is no better place to be than relaxing in your above ground pool in your own backyard. Today we are spoilt for choice – there are so many wonderful pool accessories out there to help you get even more enjoyment from your above ground pool.
- Floating wireless speakers – you can now enjoy all your favourite music streamed wirelessly to a floating speaker in your pool. Some floating speakers available also come with lights to illuminate your pool at night.
- Portable wireless Bluetooth speakers – there are a range of tough outdoor Bluetooth speakers perfect for poolside, always look for a waterproof or water-resistant speaker depending on if you want music in the pool or just outside to listen to. These speakers are easy to carry and robust able to handle knocks and scrapes. Always look for the battery life – the longer lasting the battery – the longer your music will last.
- Floating solar powered lights – these come in a variety of styles and colours and if you do a lot of afternoon/evening swimming or entertaining they provide light, while making your pool and water look pretty cool!
- Inflatables – they just aren’t for kids. You can buy a range of inflatables for your pool, from innertubes to thongs, they are great for lounging just out of the water – catching some sun, reading a book or just relaxing to music. When buying inflatables always consider the size of the pool – you don’t want two or three massive inflatables taking up the whole space, consider who else may be using the pool at the same time – everyone needs space to splash about and have fun.
- Games – for the kids there are lot of games that can be played in the pool, from underwater toys they must dive down to retrieve to inflatable games like naughts and crosses that can be played on the grass or in the pool, an inflatable games square and 5 X’s and O’s. This simple game can be played by all ages.
- Pool Noodles, every backyard pools must have, you can use them for play fighting or just as a flotation device, you can wrap them around yourself and so much more.
- Another really cool inflatable is a basketball ring. Kids are guaranteed to have hours of fun seeing who can score the most goals, swimming around the pool to get the ball, jumping in and out of the pool to retrieve a wayward ball, everyone will be getting fitter without even realising it.
With so much available to add to your pool, it’s gone from a place to stay cool to your very own mini fun park!