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Looking For Something Fun To Play This Summer?

08 December 2021

 by Angus Donald

With the summer heat starting to pour in over the country, your pool might be starting to look like a more and more attractive option for cooling down after a long day. Sometimes, though, simply sitting in the pool and letting the cool water wash over you isn't enough, so whether you've got some overactive kids to take care of or you've just got some energy to burn, it can help to know some fun pool games to play in your backyard.

Trawling For Treasure
The legends claim that a once-great pirate left an entire trove of treasure buried in this very spot, and now, with your pool being built upon the hidden treasure, it's come bubbling back to the surface once again!
Okay, so maybe the legend isn't as accurate as we'd like, but painting some pebbles and throwing them into the pool for the kids to collect can help keep them distracted for hours on end without you needing to do much work. Just keep an eye out on the kids to make sure nobody trips and falls on the pebbles, and you'll have all the time in the world to get some rest and collect some sun.

The Mystery Of The Disappearing Bottle
Do you know someone who still finds the idea of object permanence fascinating? Whether they're a young child or just an adult who finds the idea of making a bottle disappear into thin air fun, you can fill a clear plastic bottle with pool water and throw it into the pool, where the bottled water and the pool water will appear to blend together, rendering the bottle near-invisible. You can line the children up and have them race to find and capture the bottle, or you can simply bust it out as a party trick to impress an older crowd. Either way, you can't go wrong.

Race Boats
Sure, it can be exhilarating to win a race at high speed, but that doesn't mean it can't be just as exciting to win a race at a slower pace. Deck out every participant in a wide range of floaties, proverbially shackle them to some kind of giant floating objects, such as a slice of pizza, a paddle-pop, or a puppy that's become stuck on their back, and then challenge them to race each other from one end of the pool to another.
Once the kids are good and tired out from the shockingly-intense exercise of trying to push through a pool of water while being restrained by every floaty known to man, then you'll be able to relax on your own while they nap. It's a win-win for everyone.

Relaxing in your pool is a great way to beat the heat this year, but you're going to need to make sure your pool is in good condition first. Whether you're looking for some pool supplies or you'd just like some advice on maintaining your pool, you can visit us here at Active Pools Supplies at our Runaway Bay and Bundall stores, or call our team on (07) 5537 3341.

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