With rising prices at the gas pumps, the cause-and-effect cycle has hiked up cash register totals and added surcharges to vacationing. Weighing the options indicates that vacationing at home might be the logical alternative. It's a proven fact that a fine selection of swimming pool toys will transform a day at the shore or a summer afternoon in the swimming pool into a vacation package for the whole family.
Tugboats and more
Simple weighted diving toys, underwater torpedoes, and underwater obstacle courses teach children how to swim under water. Bright-colored rocking and teetering pool toys can entertain three or four kids of various ages at one time, with individual baby floats and tugboats for babies and toddlers. Inflatable islands, swimming pool slides, water volleyball, target and ring-toss games, and even high-powered water guns turn an average summer afternoon into a pool party. There is a variety of Styrofoam swimming pool toys that require no assembly or inflating, for instantaneous pool fun.
Powering up the pool
Pool toys encourage social interaction and teach children to be comfortable in the water. Select swimming pool toys designed for specific age groups. Invest in water guns and super-soakers that can be used inside and outside of the pool. Add excitement to the pool with color, and capture imaginations with floatable animals and themed characters that children identify with. Battery-operated fish and remote-controlled or rc boats provide hours of high-powered fun.
Passing the time
There is a category of swimming pool aids that encourage fun, but don't appear to be swimming pool toys. Inflatable rafts and chairs are part of that collection, offering hours of relaxation in the water. Swim noodles, swim rings, and boogie boards or kickboards and other floatation devices allow for peaceful flotation when the kids are all played out - relaxation and safety disguised as swimming pool toys.