Pools provide many hours of enjoyment for all ages. However, your pool is not complete without some toys to enhance the fun. Though toys are often marketed toward kids, adults can enjoy them. Most pool toys are inflatable which means they can be filled quickly. Here are some pool toys adults and kids will love.
Turn your pool into a golf course with floating golf green. Even non-golfers and kids will want to try it out. If you are a golfer, it will help improve your skills. Floating golf greens come with regulation equipment. Take turns with a friend or relative hitting golf balls. The other person can pick up the ones you do not hit onto the turf.
If you have poker players in the house, consider pool poker. Pool poker adds a new dimension to card playing. Pool poker sets usually come with inflatable table, chairs, and water-proof cards. Some sets include storage areas and drink holders. You can even buy a kid’s version.
Motorized toys are a fun addition to large pool and all ages can enjoy them. Motorized speedboats are the most popular. You may want to block off an area just for them. You and other swimmers can hold contests to see who reaches the finish line first. It will take some time getting used to the controls.
Kids and adults like water guns. All you do is fill them up with water and start squirting. Use tap water through a hose pipe and not pool water. Just shoot at targets like empty cans or play water tag. Water tag is similar to freeze tag. You must stand still if you get hit with water. Get unfrozen when another player squirts you. The winner is the player who freezes all players without getting frozen by anyone.
No pool is complete without beach balls. Beach balls come in various sizes and shapes. You can choose the traditional beach balls or glow-in-the-dark. A fun game to play is dolphin race. The object is to see who can reach the other side of the pool the quickest while pushing the ball in front of them with only their noses.
Of course, these are not the only toys you can buy, but it makes a great starting point. While pool toys are fun, do not forget safety when playing in pools. Never leave kid unsupervised. Beginning swimmers are advised to wear life jackets. Make certain everyone knows how to respond in pool emergencies.