Unfortunately for many families, it is an incredibly busy world, with many just not getting to see their children as often as they would like, and spending quality time together can be nearly impossible. The great news is, with summer fast approaching if you have a pool in your backyard it is possible to relax, have fun and spend time together as a family once again. With the days getting longer and warmer, who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing swim after a long day at work or at school.


Today there are so many fun pool accessories to buy that allow you and your family to spend even more time in the pool having fun and playing games. Swimming is great, it’s a healthy activity, but sometimes you want to do more than just swim in a pool….. Why just swim in when there are so many other activities you can do – right in your own backyard pool!


There are of course many pool accessories that are quite *common* – the good staples like goggles and swim masks, snorkels and flippers, floating water tubes, floating lounges and even pool noodles. Pretty much every pool in the country has one or some of these floating around in the pool. If you have never used any of these items before – or you’ve only just got your pool put in, you might want to consider looking into some of these items and trying them out with your family.


There are also some swimming pool accessories for your above ground pool that are less common. There are some pool games you can buy they aren’t very common but your family will have a LOT of fun playing with them. If you have pets who want to join in and enjoy swimming you can get little swim vests (floaties) for them and for those who have difficulty getting out of an above ground pool you can actually buy ramps they can use to walk out. Ramps are perfect too for larger dripping wet dogs that are quite heavy to lift!


If you find you have a lot of noodles you can get a noodle organiser, it’s a simple round or square shaped bin that will hold all your noodles upright and if you have a lot of children and a lot of noodles – it’s a great accessory to add when you are setting up your pool. If you have children who love to dive and spend time underwater but they end up suffering from burning or stinging eyes thanks to the chlorine, goggles are great for them to have. This way they can see underwater, enjoy their time in the pool, and not have to pay for it by having sore eyes later.