Summer is the season of the pool party. Whether you are getting rowdy in the water with some friends or relaxing in a floaty soaking up the sun, there is a perfect pool accessory for you. Beyond the classic float, there are more and more amazing products being made each day to enhance your summertime fun.
Fun for the whole family or for your next adult pool party, is right around the corner as the season is heating up. Here are a few fun and a few useful items to boost your enjoyment of these bright, warm days spent poolside.
Amp up the fun in the water with a volleyball net. Get inflatable or installable versions of this traditional party game staple. Keep guests entertained, young and old, with some friendly competition.
Floating Cooler and Table
Keep a cold drink in everyone’s hand with the floating cooler. Most of the floating, water resistant coolers have great storage capacity, so you don’t have to worry about running out. Just make sure to fill it up and toss it in the water before the party gets started. Some can even act as tables for floating about in the middle of the pool. No more getting out to drip everywhere while looking for a drink.
At first, it may seem redundant to wet your feet before getting in the pool, but this footbath is actually ingenious. No one likes constantly cleaning grass and leaves out of their pool. The footbath ensures that people’s feet aren’t tracking in any extra trash or plant matter. It is a fairly inexpensive addition to your above ground pool ladder. The little tray gets filled with water and attached to the base of the ladder for people to swish their feet in before getting in. Save yourself some time and energy with the footbath. Click here to learn how to make a DIY footbath that fits the natural aesthetic of your pool area.
Floating Wireless Speaker
Bring on the good vibes with music right in the pool using a floating wireless speaker. The speakers are completely waterproof, eliminating any concern about electronics near the water. Make it a real party with a thumping bassline you can even feel underwater. Depending on which type you get, the speakers double as floating drink holders or LED lights. Why have just one purpose when it can have several?
Does anyone remember swimming for hours as a kid only to get out and be a shivering mess wrapped in a towel for a while? Towel warmers easily solve that little problem. Plug it in before you swim and after you have beat the heat and cooled down, wrap yourself in the sweet luxury of a prewarmed towel.
Whether you get the type that floats or installs along the edge of the pool, drink holders are a great addition to any swim time. You can’t swim with a can or cup in your hand, but no one wants to get out over and over again, just to sip their drink. Bring your soda to float alongside you with these essential pool party accessories, while you cool off hands free. Poolside holders ensure that no cups accidentally get kicked over, spilling drinks all over the ground and into the water.
No more storage sheds with pool noodles spilling out everywhere or missing diving toys. A simple design of PVC pipe and mesh, lets toys drain and protects them from the mildew that often comes with leaving them wet. The storage bins also keep the smaller toys from going missing every time you turn around. Keep them all in one place and never again have to remember where you stored them this time.
Floaties, both traditional and not, are an important part of any day in the pool. Whether you get the little donut floats for the kids, or invest in a floating beer pong for the adults, there is a float designed for everyone. Giant unicorns, floating lounge chairs, and even entire cabanas and party floats are available for purchase to enhance your waterside fun. Visit www.forbes.com for more must have accessory ideas.
More for safety and convenience than fun, hangers are a necessary part of any pool set up. Screw them to a fence and have them ready for use. These hangers are meant for holding cleaning materials like the net and telescoping pole as well as any other supplies that might be a tripping hazard on the ground. You can also set up a row of them for hanging towels and keeping them off the wet ground.
Move and circulate your water the fun way by installing a water fountain. It helps keep the pool maintained and entertains guests of all ages. Make it as sophisticated or fun as you want, depending on the aesthetic of your pool. There are all sorts of ways to incorporate a fountain or waterfall into summer fun.