Summer is coming, and along with it, a range of birthdays, gifting holidays, and pool parties that offer great opportunities to give the pool owner in your life a little something special. If it turns out to be fun or practical for you as well, who could blame you? We’re going to take a look at some cool pool gift ideas that are fun, safe, and make a great addition to anytime splashing fun in the sun is called for. Get ready to help your friend get more from their backyard swimming pool.
Safety First, Last, And Always
No blog post could show you every great gift for pool owners on the market, and there are some gifts that may not fit every pool owner. When you’re thinking of pool gifts, toys, or accessories, though, you want to keep safety in mind. Accidental drownings remain one of the leading killers of kids year after year. While the best equipment designed for pool use goes through a process of testing, retesting, and certification–both within the manufacturer’s company and through third-party consumer protection services and organizations–not all pool equipment available has been made to such a high standard. Be sure to check anything you buy for pool use carefully. Look for official certification information and specifications that state a water or chemical resistance threshold. These will help ensure your pool gift ideas are safe ones for your friends and loved ones to accept, use, and enjoy.
Gift Considerations For Pool Owners
There is a wide range of options when it comes to finding the right gift for the pool owner in your life, and the best place to start when finding the perfect one is with them. Who are they? How do they like to use their pool? Are they a fitness enthusiast who uses the pool as their gym of choice? Do they prefer to float away from the stresses of their 9-5, gently drifting on the water’s surface? Are they the type of owner that spends their winter planning on how to become summer’s party central year after year?
Every pool owner has their own vision of what they want to do with their pool, and the right gift helps them do just that. In addition, even the best gifts aren’t always appropriate for the situation. After all, buying every pool owner friend a swimming pool safety cover isn’t practical. Conversely, sometimes we all get pushed out of our comfort zone, and you might choose a gift that shows your support for them. We’re going to cover gift ideas for pool owners that run the gamut from fun to relaxing and on to boring practicality, but it’s up to you to decide which fits the person and gifting occasion for you.
Keeping It Lit
The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Whether it’s enjoying the pool themselves in the cooler temperatures of the early evening or hosting a midnight pool party, there are plenty of opportunities to use the pool after dark. While some pools feature permanently installed lights and most pools get some light coverage from lights installed on the home or pergola they’re next to, there’s always room for a little fun flair in the water. Floating, multi-colored pool lights are battery operated and designed to bob happily on the water’s surface, giving it an almost magical appearance that can either be relaxing while you unwind or a great addition to festivities, all dependent on the number used and the atmosphere surrounding the pool. Light-up pool toys are becoming increasingly popular, but make sure they’re only being used in a manner that is safe and by strong swimmers under the supervision of a responsible adult, as low light conditions can make spotting a swimmer in distress more difficult.
Blow Up Your Party With Blow Up Accessories
No, we’re not talking about water wings. Inflatables of all kinds have long been a pool favorite, and especially if your friend just bought a house with a pool, they can make the perfect pool gift ideas. Sure, you could go with the traditional floating lounge bed or chair, but consider stepping up your game with a floating game. Golf, basketball, and beer pong games that are designed to float along in the pool are all available. If you know kids will be using the pool but no slide is installed, an inflatable pool slide might be the answer. It gives everyone a fun activity poolside but can be easily deflated and stored away at the end of the day.
Get Your Sweat On
Many pool owners cherish their private exercise time in the comfort of their own backyard pool. To support their fitness goals, consider the wide range of gifts for pool owners that want to maximize their gains while limiting their pain. Elders can get a lot of benefits from water dumbbells that offer them additional resistance for pool mobility exercises. Stronger swimmers can use weighted belts and straps to build muscles and endurance pushing their bodies to the limits. Even children can benefit from traditional diving games and toys, lane markers, and other accessories that provide healthy structure to their pool use time that goes beyond splashing and chicken fights.
Pools aren’t just fun and games. They take work to keep them in good shape and the water healthy for people to use. If your friend is working with a bare-bones pool maintenance setup, consider gifting them an upgrade in the form of a new pool vacuum, skimmer net, or high-quality water test kit. While these gifts may not have the fun value, they can show you really care and help save them some expense from upgrading their kit themselves. For an added dose of caring, few pool owners will say no to you adding some elbow grease to the gift next pool cleaning day.
Shower Them In Safety
Safe pools are fun pools that let their owners rest easier at night. Long poles, first aid kits, flotations devices, and more are all good ideas to have in the pool area, and safety is a gift that keeps on giving. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive safety gift, consider giving your loved one a pool safety fence, cover, or net. Especially if nieces, nephews, or grandchildren are in the mix, the gift of pool safety won’t just give them peace of mind, but you as well, helping ensure that measures are in place to prevent unsupervised access to the pool area.
Get Your Free Pool Safety Estimate
Whether you’re gifting a friend, family member, or yourself, a no-cost, no-obligation quote from your local All-Safe Pool installer is a great way to find out your pool’s safety options and see for yourself how budget-friendly customized safety can be. Your pool pro will take some measurements, talk to you about your pool use, and help design a safety plan that keeps swimmers safer from accidental drowning. Get started today. Schedule your visit with an All-Safe Pool installer and make sure your pool is protected.