What are some swimming pool toys your children will love to play with?
Whether you’ve just installed a brand new swimming pool or have been enjoying one for years, you simply can’t have too many swimming pool toys for your children. There are thousands of pool toys on the market, but our team has managed to sort through many of them and come up with a list of our favorites.
Dive & Catch Game
There are many different types of dive and catch games, some of which are themed around famous characters. It typically works by items being thrown into the water and floating downwards a bit, and then a child takes a net and has to go catch them. A very popular one is based on Finding Nemo, but there are many different types available, some with a variation on how they work.
Floating Ring Toss
This one’s a classic that never seems to go out of style. We don’t want to mention one specific type because there are dozens if not hundreds available.
Typically, objects float in the water and then the kids toss plastic or foam rings onto them for points. Some of them even come in very specific shapes, such as flamingos, where the rings are tossed onto their necks.
Basket ball hoops continue to be a fan favorite among the kids. This floating hoop uses small, soft basketballs that are safe for children of all ages. They can either split into teams and have a full-on basketball game or simply take turns trying to make a basket while taking a dip. This is a great way for them to burn off some of that extra “kid” energy.
Although floating loungers may not fall into the category of swimming pool toys, per se, both kids and adults love them. Even though kids have a lot of energy, they sometimes just love to relax while floating on the water. These loungers come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, and you can even get very large ones that will accommodate your entire family or several of your children’s friends.
Sometimes, the simplest swimming pool toys are the best ones. Toy stores, swimming pool supply stores, and department stores are filled with a variety of inflatable animals. Sea creatures such as dolphins and fish are very popular, but you can also find land animals such as dogs, cows, dinosaurs, horses, and others. Despite being simple pool toys, they’ll entertain kids, especially those on the young side.
There’s no shortage of fun to be had when you give kids a bunch of water guns, that’s for sure. You can find tons of different types of water blasters, from a simple water pistol that shoots a short stream to much bigger varieties that shoot a lot of water over a large distance. The beauty of these particular toys is that they can also be used outside of the pool area.
If you’re in doubt over which swimming pool toys are best for your home, why not go with a classic? Beach balls are a wonderful addition to any pool.
No matter the age of your children, they will undoubtedly love to throw a beach ball around. They also come in a variety of sizes, including some that are quite huge. Since they’re inflatable, you can easily deflate them and store them away as needed.
Here’s another one that’s perfect for both kids and adults. Pick up an inflatable riding bull and your guests of all ages will have a ton of fun. One person sits on the bull while others are around the perimeter of a circular float, shaking and moving it, which causes the bull to act as a mechanical bull would. These toys are quite sturdy and will usually hold at least a couple hundred pounds.
The beach and volleyball go hand-in-hand. Just because you don’t have a beach in the backyard, doesn’t mean you can’t get a volleyball match going. There are inflatable volleyball nets that can be adjusted for either kids or adults. If you’re the sporting type, you should consider keeping one of these around, along with a basketball hoop so that everyone can have their choice of water sport.
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