Many people are faced with the daunting task of entertaining themselves or those they care for during the summer, but they are unsuccessful. They have to listen to their mothers’ pleas that if they want to do something, they should do chores, but this only serves to drive them further into boredom.

They sit around doing nothing, daydreaming about what they should do, what they want to do. However, without any instructions about how to spend their summer days other than on the couch and doing chores, they can only fantasize about what they should be doing instead, such as building and using a backyard waterpark, or turning their home swimming pool into a fun machine.

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Read through this article to find out the various ways you can make your swimming pool more fun. Please do enjoy it.

Design Considerations

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Landscaping

Swimming in your pool would be more enjoyable if it is attractive. Adding a few bright flowers or bushes will transform your pool from ordinary to magazine-worthy. It would also feel more private if you plant larger trees or bushes around the pool.

With trees and bushes around the pool, it is now possible to entertain the children with fun games such as hide and go seek, improvised zip lining, among others.

Toys

Nothing makes a pool more fun for kids than getting some extra water toys to play with. You can easily blend a storage box into the landscape, holding pool noodles, inflatable tubes, and beach balls for the kids to catch.

And one more thing, don’t just buy the toys and leave them up to the kids to figure out, instead join them and make memories. Learn the games with them and even better, let them teach you some of their tricks.

Aesthetics: Lights, Color, Action…

Your pool will lighten up through the use of bright colors. The feel of the pool can be easily modified with brightly colored beach chairs, umbrellas, or even multicolored stones or concrete. Lights in and around your pool not only improve protection but also come in a variety of colors to suit your tastes. Choosing the right lights will assist you in relaxing or playing around in the water with your children.

Design To Entertain

Imagine getting out of the water and relaxing in a plush lounge chair with your family while playing some video or board games! Add more entertainment features to your pool, such as a TV, gaming console, pool table, board game, or barbecue grill, to make it even more enjoyable. There are so many opportunities that you might spend an entire day outdoors with your family and never run out of things to do.

Water Features

A waterfall, fountain, or both can improve the pool’s appearance and feel. Splashing in the fountain and jumping through the waterfall will be a hit with the kids. A pool company can easily add these features to an existing pool, and you can change the size to suit your budget.

Also, try throwing in a floating bridge/dock by purchasing customizable, and preferably size efficient Hisea floating docks for your needs. Here, you and your family can hang out in the middle of the pool and jump in for a swim at your convenience. The most important thing here is for you to ensure that you pick floating docks that suit your pool size.

Fun Games and Sport To Try Out

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Looking for some new pool games to play at your next get-together? Do you want to catch up on classics like Marco Polo? You’ve come to the right place. The following are some of the games you can play in the pool to have a good time right at home.

1. Basketball and Volleyball

Basketball and volleyball, whether played one-on-one or in teams, are also more enjoyable in the pool. The best thing is that you can make your games as structured (or as disorganized) as you want. Make teams and keep track, or simply have a good time hitting the ball and shooting hoops. In any case, these games will keep you busy for hours.

2. Let The Bellies Be Flopped

Each player dives into the pool, showcasing their highest, loudest, and most awkward belly flop. The diver whose belly flop receives the most cheers (or laughter) wins!

3. Atomic Whirlpool

Instruct players to join the pool and create a single-file line along the pool’s edge. First, instruct the players to walk around the pool’s perimeter. Tell them to jog around the pool’s edge after about 30 seconds of walking.

Tell them to start running after about 30 seconds of jogging. There should be a powerful current dragging them along at this point. Tell the players to come to a complete stop and walk in the opposite direction. Moving against the current would be almost impossible!

4. Bumper Balls

Cross a section of the pool with a rope. Each player should have a beach ball. Players use their beach balls to bump each other into the rope when you say “Go.” Any player who touches the rope is automatically eliminated. The winner is the last player in the pool!

5. Crocodile Hunter

Set some crocs adrift in the pool after inflating them. Give each player a hula hoop to play with. The game aims to “ring” the croc’s head or tail to catch it. Once the reptile has been trapped, climb onto its back and run to the pool’s shallow end.

The person who completes the stunt in the shortest time wins. For the best Australian accent, extra points will be awarded.

Conclusion

With the current movement restrictions in place, finding fun ways to cohabit with your family at home is key to your survival. Designing a water park of sorts in your backyard, or equipping your swimming pool or garden with fun activities is one such way of doing it. Even better, ensure that you create these setups together. Have fun, and do it as a unit. Cheers.

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