As summertime ends, the pool may no longer seem like the most exciting place in the backyard.
However, if you're looking to keep things engaging and fun throughout the entire year, these five ways to make your backyard pool more exciting may be right for you and your family.
Lights and Colors
Bringing lights and colors into your pool is a great way to help it stand out and make things feel more magical if you’re going for an evening swim. Whether you use a glowing object that floats, sinks, or lines the edge of the pool, colorful lights add something special.
No matter what type you have, water features are a great way to make your backyard pool more exciting. Floating fountains, small waterfalls, or jets to create bubbles create a kinetic sort of fun and point of interest that everyone can enjoy.
Sometimes the way to spruce up the pool is by adding a new type of activity. Waterslides are a fan favorite for young and old, and the whole family will enjoy taking turns to go down the slide. Many people wonder if you can add a waterslide to an existing pool, and the answer is often yes, so long as you know what type of slide works with your setup.
Toys and Games
If you want to encourage fun and imaginative play in the pool, consider bringing some toys and games. Pool noodles, battleships, squirt guns, and diving rings are all fun and exciting ways to get everybody into the water. Finding a game or sport everyone can play is a great bonding exercise.
Enhancing the Deck
Sometimes the most fun when it comes to swimming is taking a break and sitting by the water. It’s always a good idea to keep the area around the pool stocked with drinks, chairs, grills, and music to make the area around the pool as relaxing and fun as the water itself. Just remember to wear sunscreen!