Swimming in the cool, crystal clear water of a chlorine pool is one of the major highlights of summer time. Ever since the development of this miraculous water, people have been far more willing to learn how to swim and to enjoy the general activity. However, once the original amusement of doing laps around the pool and hand stands in the shallow end have lost their flare, people started to look at toys to bring into the pool itself. Simple games of tossing coins into the deep end for skilled swimmers to dive down and find were only the beginning though. Today’s modern world has taken the love for pools to heart to come up with rather unique and special pool toys that are made just for extracurricular activities in a leisure body of water—whether it is a large in ground pool or a smaller, compact above ground pool. Here is a look at some of the super popular, super unique, and just plain odd pool toys that allow you to get the most out of your swimming pool experience during the sweltering hot days of summer before things start to cool off and lock you out of water frivolity for the several months ahead of chilly fall and winter.
The giant pizza float is a sure hit at pool parties that have many guests. The float is big enough to hold quite a few people that are invited to the celebration as it can support 425 pounds for its weight capacity and is a perfect circle in shape (just like the pizza shape that it takes it name from) with measurements of 92 inches in both length and width—which is just over seven and one half feet for its diameter. The pizza “slices” that are part of the float are actually made of mesh inserts that allow for easy cooling off on those hot summer days when the noon time sun is overpowering you and your guests. The Pizza Party Float is also very sturdy and will be a long lasting investment as it is made with heavy gauge PVC rather than the cheap plastic of most low grade pool toys that pop or break within a few months of use.
Swimming is an activity which can be considered an aerobic exercise due to the way it increases your heart rate and it works almost every major muscle group if done properly. These traits make swimming an excellent option for those wishing to lose some weight, get in shape, or stay healthy. The fact that swimming does not seem like such an intense work out until you are resting in bed at home, feeling the delayed stress in your muscles and entire body from your time spent exercising through swimming, has turned swimming into one of the most popular ways to exercise. Water Joggers are a great way to focus on your abs and thighs rather than having a simple generalized work out. They are relatively inexpensive, which means that you can buy two or three to work as a set—strapping them on to “race” on them across the pool. Adults are not the only ones who are in love with Water Joggers though as they have become a very popular way to get older children and teenagers outside and away from the television and computer during the summer months when they are out of school.
Every little girl has dreams of being a mermaid when they swim. They want to embody the fiery spirit and beautiful form of these mythical creatures even if it is only in day time fantasies and make believe activities or pretending games. However, a toy company has recently taken the popular day dream of girls all over the world to heart. They have invented a durable plastic fin which allows both feet to be inserted and held together so that the young girls can experience what it really is like to swim like a mermaid. The toy is said to help “build confidence in the water” due to the fact the girls are finally living their dream of truly experiencing mermaid life. The Mermaid Swim Fin comes complete with an adjustable Velcro strap to fit shoe sizes from 1 to 7 so that many young girls have their chance to wear it. However, most parents feel that the toy is only for more seasoned swimmers just in case or should only be used in the shallow end since swimming with your feet together is actually rather difficult. Basically, just remember to be careful when trying to transition from a regular, everyday mortal to a mystical mermaid of folklore.