There is nothing better than getting home, getting out of that sweaty office apparel and dipping into your own water to freshen up a bit. You can even open up a beer and a bag of snacks and just enjoy your time inside of the pool. This is definitely one of the best things that can help with stress. Floating in the calmness of the water with nothing on your mind has to be very relaxing.
However, doing the same old thing every single time when you get from home can get a bit boring. So, what can you do to make your swimming time a lot more interesting than it already is? Fortunately, there are various pool accessories you can consider to spice up your relaxation time. Whether its toys, floats or other games, you will definitely have more fun.
Not only will this better your experience, but your kids’ experience too. They are probably spending a lot more time splashing in the water than you do, so think about them too.
Here are some of the best accessories you can add to your pool.
A waterproof and floating speaker
What do you miss the most when you are relaxing in your swimming pool? Most people would answer this question with music and you are probably thinking about the same answer too.
However, getting your speakers and your stereo system out to set it up in your backyard every single time can be an annoying task and you probably have already given up on doing it. Not only is it time-consuming to set it up, but you are also facing the danger of getting them wet, damaging them and you are also exposing your neighbors with music they do not want to listen to. Sure, listening to music in your own yard is completely okay, but when you start doing it every single day for multiple hours, it can be quite frustrating for your neighbors.
So, what can you do? Well, the solution for this is quite simple honestly. Just get one of those wireless and floating speakers, connect your smartphone, play a playlist, release it in the water and just enjoy. They are completely waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about damaging them.
If you are looking for a way to boost your level of relaxation while swimming then you should definitely think about setting up a fountain. It’s quite cheap to install one while delivering you much more interesting visuals and creating pleasant sounds of splashing water.
Your taste will determine what kind of a fountain you will install. You could go for a bigger sculpture, to give your pool a “classic” design while you could also go for the option to install a few jets. If you are going for the jet option, we recommend that you put on of those which are adjustable in spray power and the direction.
What do you think about while you are lying down in your pool, floating? Are you thinking about being in nature, birds chirping in the distance, sounds of splashing all around you and a waterfall? Unfortunately, a lot of us either do not have access to a waterfall nearby or going to one can be too costly and time-consuming.
However, if you cannot afford to visit one, then why not put one right there in your backyard? With the help of a professional and a few rocks, boulders or a wall you can create the same experience. Modern design waterfalls are usually made with a wall to follow your houses’ aesthetic, but If you want something more “classic”, then you should use plants and rocks to give your backyard a more natural look. If you need more tips about why you should set up a waterfall in your pool, click here.
Work with your contractor to decide how high it will be since the height will determine how big the splash will be and how loud too. It is important to think about such details because sometimes it can get annoying if you are constantly listening to the waterfall. Although, either way, it will be a much better option than not having one.
Once you set it up, you will definitely be spending more time relaxing in your pool.
Floating Drink Holder
Other than music, what is something that you also need while chilling in your own pool? Drinks! Who doesn’t love getting an ice-cold drink while in a warm pool, right? But, getting out of your pool every single time you want a drink or bothering other people to bring you one is not the best solution, is it?
Well, luckily, there are various products that will hold your drinks right there beside you while you are swimming. These floating drink holders are usually inflatable and can fit several bottles or cans and can even be filled with ice to keep all your drinks cool and ready. You could also use the ice section as a snack tray, just make sure you don’t soak them wet. No one likes soaking wet chips.
Keep in mind, you should get one if you often hold smaller gatherings with your friends instead of throwing big parties because someone can flip it over and all of the liquid will spill into the pool. And that is something that you definitely do not want.
It is quite common that people do not want to get out of the water during the summer because it is simply too hot outside of it. Sitting in it keeps them cool. But, sitting under the sun for hours and hours can be dangerous, risking a sunburn which can lead to even bigger problems such as a fever, blisters, fatigue or headache.
Naturally, you should always apply sun protection on your skin, but to further protect yourself from the scary UV sun rays, you could get an umbrella. What’s even better is that you can get a floating one, so wherever you are in the pool you will have a transportable umbrella with you. This way you ensure that you will never get a sunburn.