Advice on How to Enjoy Your Above Ground Pool  

by Pool Builders on 07-31-2012 in Articles

It's summer and let's face it, it's hot out. One of the most common complaints when owning and above ground swimming pool is that owners do not use them enough. A pool is meant to provide fun and recreation to friends and family. However the fact that people don't get to use their above ground pool often enough shows that they are either too busy or the idea of swimming doesn't sound fun. We are going to go over why people got an above ground pool and how to help you use it more.

Why You Got One

Whether you inherited the pool or made a conscious decision and bought it, chances are your goal was to provide entertainment. Likewise the reason for maintaining your above ground pool was likely to make your kids happy and for you to relax in. Regardless of how you got it, if you find that you are not using your pool as much as you should be, there are things you can do to increase its appeal.

Help It Help You

The right floating lounger makes all the difference in the world. Don't be cheap though, a $10 inflatable mattress isn't quite what you need. The ideal float for your above ground pool is one that will support your body while allowing the pool to keep you cool. Don't forget the cup holders!

Not Just For Kids

Your kids might put your above ground pool to better use, but that doesn't mean that adults are not entitled to some pool time. Adding things like pool lighting, fountains, and other fun decorations to the pool can create a great hangout during the evening. The goal is to grow interest in your pool, so add things that will ultimately make you want to swim in it. Even if it is just a dip after work, it is an improvement.

Make It Fun

You work hard period and deserve to have some fun with the pool too. Try adding games and toys to the collection. Everything from dive sticks to submersible toys will add to the enjoyment. Table tennis or inflatables with mounted squirt guns are wonderful tools to involve both kids and adults in the above ground pool fun. If you have a favorite game such as volleyball or even beer pong chances are you can find them. This will increase the enjoyment you get from your pool greatly.

These are just a few basic ideas and there are many more, no matter what your budget is, there is something for you. Enjoying your pool is a necessary aspect of pool ownership. Owning an above ground pool is not always easy and can at times be a chore. This is why it is extremely important to enjoy the fruits of your labor and make the pool an enjoyable place for not only kids and family, but yourself.

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