In the summer cooling down and having fun in a pool is a favourite pastime of many. However, not many people have a yard that is big enough for a swimming pool so an inflatable pool is a great alternative.
Not only are they a lot cheaper than a swimming pool but they are also more flexible in where you can place them and of course you can take them down when they are not needed.
For children choose an inflatable paddling pool. These don't take up a lot of room and you can get them branded with your kid's favourite TV or cartoon characters. Some come with attachments like water sprayers and you could also add some inflatable toys and balls for even more fun. Also available are pools with shades to keep your children out of the glare of the hot sun.
Letting children play in water when they are young is a good way of teaching them the importance of safety near water although you must make sure that they are fully supervised at all times.
For older kids and adults much larger pools are available. Some of these have rigid sides rather than being inflatable and are known as above ground swimming pools and are big enough for the whole family to enjoy.
An alternative to an inflatable pool is an inflatable water slide. Again these are a great way to cool off and have fun on hot days and they tend to take up less room than an inflatable pool.
When choosing your inflatable pool you firstly need to consider the size and make sure you have space outdoors to put it as well as somewhere to store it in the winter months. Make sure it is made from a durable fabric and has reinforced layers. Most pools will come with a puncture repair kit.
You will also need to buy a pump to inflate the pool with and you may want to consider a cover so that you can leave the water in your pool without it becoming contaminated.
Remember that safety is of the utmost importance where children and water is concerned. Always make sure and adult is near when children are playing in your pool. And follow the instructions that come with your inflatable pool to make sure it is constructed properly.
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