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Affordable Gift Ideas For the Swimming Pool Enthusiast

Great Gift Ideas

What’s the best kind of gift to get?  One that you would like to buy for yourself, but never do.  When it comes to backyard swimming pools, there’s always something else more pressing to pay for — pool chemicals, replacement filter cartridges, upgraded equipment… So, if you are wondering what to get that special pool-loving person in your life, here are some fun and practical ideas that won’t drain your wallet:

Fun Stuff

  • Pool Games — They come in all types and all price ranges.  Think about what kinds of games your friend likesRemote Control Water Soaker to play.  Toss games?  Ball games?  Team games?  Games that can be played solo?  It’s hard to go wrong if you keep in mind your friend’s preferences.
  • Remote Control Toys — Even adults enjoy these pool toys.  Whether your friend would prefer a remote control boat or water soaker, or a more practical (but still fun) remote control water skimmer, you have a number of affordable options from which to choose.

Practical Stuff

  • Fattowels — The ultimate pool towel, the Fattowel is ultra-absorbent and constructed from high quality 100% cotton.  Fat and fluffy, they leave you deliciously dry after a soak in the pool.   This is a practical gift that is always appreciated.
  • Raft and Towel Caddy — This handy item is best reserved as a gift for a family member or close friend because it’s purpose is to tidy up a generally untidy pool deck.  The raft and towel caddy corrals pool floats, balls, and other small pool toys, plus it supplies a nifty bar for hanging wet towels.  This is a gift much appreciated by neatniks (like me) who like to have everything contained.Ergonomic Lounge Chair
  • ErgoLounger — A dream of a lounge chair, this ergonomic beauty is perfect for people who love to read or relax while laying flat on a lounger to soak up the sun.  It’s not easy or comfortable to lay flat on a standard lounge chair, and it can be especially straining to read a book or magazine while facing down. The ErgoLounger, though, provides ergonomic padding and a face hole so that, whether you face up or down on the chair, your body is cushioned appropriately, and you can fully relax or enjoy a favorite book.

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, a fun or practical gift for your pool-loving friend will be greatly appreciated, especially if that gift is something unique that your friend wouldn’t normally think to buy for him or herself.

Pool Games for the Whole Family

Pool Basketball Game

You have probably been enjoying your pool for several weeks. Are you looking for something to add to your pool time that is new and exciting? Pool games are your answer. You can get the whole family involved and turn an afternoon of pool time into an exciting sporting event! A water volleyball game is great for a large crowd. This set comes with two sturdy poles and a 24″ net that will fit both residential and commercial pools, as well as a neon colored volleyball. With multiple players on each side of the net, you will create a game that includes everyone at your party!  A Slash and Shoot Basketball game is another great group activity. It even comes with a regulation sized basketball that will surely delight the sports fans in your home. For something with a little less impact and physicality, you could add a floating ring toss game to your pool. It is perfect for younger children and can be converted into two other games (bean bag toss and ladder ball) for endless hours of fun!

Pool Volleyball GamePool Ring Toss Game

Up the Fun with New Pool Floats!

Pyramid Pool FloatStarfighter FloatOversized Cooler Couch

Adding some new floats to your pool setup can provide fun and excitement for every member of your family, young to old!

For the small ones in your family,  you could purchase a Pool Cube Pool Float! It can provide protection from the sun and hours of fun in two different ways. Place it in the pool to provide a covered float for children to relax in or swim in and out of or place it out of the pool to provide a special splash pool for younger children to enjoy. Either way, it is sure to be a hit!

For older children, consider adding a float that promotes play time and will entertain for hours. The Starfighter Float is a ride-on float that comes complete with a squirt gun. It measures a full 45 inches across and is sure to be a hit with every child at your pool. They will be begging for their turn on the spaceship!

When it comes to adults, relaxation is also the best “fun” available. You should consider the Oversized Cooler Couch to enjoy the peaceful relaxation of floating in your pool while also impressing you friends and family. At 64 inches long and 40 inches wide, you will sit high above the fray while taking in the summer rays! It even comes equiped with a built in cooler that stores cans and ice and two drink holders. With this float, you will certainly be the hit of any party.