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Absolut’s top Swimming pool games to play this summer

At Absolut, we believe that your Gold Coast pool should be a place of safety, and fun. This is why we would like to share with you some of our favourite pool games from our youths, and that we still play with our kids even today. These games are safe and fun and so you ought to be able to relax a bit more around the pool and see the area truly grow into one of the best parts of your home.

Treasure Hunt
It is a fun exploring game and can be done using basically anything around the house– or by purchasing special toys from stores. The treasure hunt game is all about trying to get various ‘treasures’ along the floor of the pool. To play this activity you need to have a lot of items that will sink– think about heavy toys, coins, marbles, or special dive toys that are weighted for this type of game. You then just hide these in the pool– or throw them in– and then the players need to try and pick up as many as they can.
For safety, ensure that you don’t toss anything that might break, or is made of glass. And always ensure that the players know it is a fun game, and friendly competition– if two players go for the same item, it can result in some underwater issues if they are overly determined to win.

Noodle Races

Every kid loves to go fast in the pool, and Noodle races are a fabulous way to make it a fun game, while giving everyone a possibility to win.
Exactly how do you play Noodle Races? It’s extremely simple. All you need to have is a group of kids, and a bunch of pool noodles. Pool noodles are foam rolls that curve up and, if you have them, then you would know just how much kids love playing with them in the pool. Each kid gets one pool noddle which they rest in the middle of, one leg on either side. Once each kid is on their noodle, they line up at an end of the pool and you call ‘go’ and these kids race to the other side.

To make it interesting, you can set different rules each time– as an example,

  • just allowed to use legs,
  • just allowed to use arms,
  • if your noodle escapes you are out
  • you can also make it like a three-legged race where two kids need to link arms and race against other teams of two. This makes it more challenging and more fun.

The great aspect of this game is that it is harmless, and it is using safe toys in a fun manner. If ever there are any issues, the kids will always have floating toys around that they can grab onto and catch their breath.

These two games may be ones which your kids have enjoyed before– or they could be new ones to check out this summer. Remember though, if you ever have kids that are young, or are not comfortable swimmers, ensure that they are constantly supervised– people and kids can drown in a backyard swimming pool as easily as anywhere else. Safety starts with you, your supervision, and your pool fence. One way to do this is without a doubt to install a professional Gold Coast Glass Pool Fence– and feel free to call us on 1300 937 902 if you want to talk more about this. But ultimately pool safety is about having children (and adults) discover safety, and see to it that they play safe around the pool.

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