Summer fun is unlike any other, the thrills and laughter are endless, days seem to stretch on forever allowing you to live life to the fullest, and when water and inflatables are involved you can’t go wrong.
I was lucky enough to grow up in a hot country and 5-mins from the beach, my brother and I practically lived at friends’ houses as they had pools and we lived in an apartment, the downside of being so close to the ocean I guess.
But I vividly remember the best days were when their parents came home from work only to surprise us all with a new blow-up assortment. There we donut rings, unicorns, and every shape and size of the ball you could think of, it was heaven.
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Let’s just say that the pool they had set up in their back garden had around 5% of visible water, 5% little faces peering through the 90% of blow up’s, is there anything more enjoyable to see as an adult?
Shopping for the ideal pool.
Ask any kid and they will point to the largest, most ridiculous sized pool you can think of, if you have space and finances to accommodate it then fair play to you, but for us average folk who are looking for something a bit more realistic there are a few factors to consider and account for.
Location and space will be the determinant of the price, the more space you want to fill the higher the price will be, naturally, but you also need to remember to leave room around the area for walking and relaxing when not in the water.
Then you should consider who will all be using the pool, the ages, and the demographics of the swimmers. This helps decide if you need a simple blow-up inflatable that is easily set up or deflated for little ones when they need to cool down, or a more sturdy arrangement involving poles and instructions for adults and grandparents looking to do a few strokes in the heat of the day.
To get you started have a browse at the newest and more popular padling pools available on the market, see the variations and their pros and cons, and you can conclude from there. Any significant purchase will require some research and comparisons of quotes and advantages, and it’s no different when setting the backyard up for the upcoming summer.
4 Benefits of a paddling pool.
- Cost. It will surely be more affordable than having a built in-the-ground pool which may or may not get used, and would be another big cost to have it removed or filled in.
- Convenience. It is there when you need it and if you don’t it can be packed away and stored through winter, only to be dusted off again and reused, simple.
- Portability. You may have a week away planned for the family and the weather report says it is going to be a scorcher, thankfully with a blow-up pool you can pack it in with the rest of the luggage and set it upon arrival. The kids will be thrilled and you won’t have the headache or overheated kids moaning.
- Gratification. This will be instant, trust me, when the children see you have blown up and filled the pool they will sprint to be the first one in.
Swimming, in my opinion, is a necessary life skill no matter the age that you begin. Read an interesting article in this link about the positives of learning to swim and how this active sport not only has health advantages but teaches life skills as they grow up.
Life’s main objective is to live it, to make the memories, experience the adventures, and to fulfill your kid’s happiness meter, if a pool means making a small investment to see that smile, I’d say it is money well spent.