On a hot summer day when school’s out, the cool waters of the swimming pool, steps away in your backyard, will become the ultimate Vacaville playground for your kids. “Mommy, daddy, can I go to the pool now?” Sounds familiar?

Kids love getting wet in the summer, and with so many fun activities for them to enjoy around the swimming pool, you may have your hands full this summer.

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In this post we’ll discuss a few ways to get your kids into the pool this summer!

Vacaville Birthday Pool Parties

Hosting a party by your pool is the easiest way to keep your kids smiling. Kids’ pool parties are the most popular summer trends in Vacaville. It doesn’t have to be a big event, just a small gathering with a few neighbourhood kids, family and treats that everyone can enjoy. To make it even more exciting to think about a few adrenaline pumping games that will keep the vibes going.

Teaching Kids How to Swim

If your kid will be spending a lot of time by the swimming pool then it’s important to give them swimming lessons. Most people will recommend that your kids undergo a complete set (1-12) of swimming lessons annually, in order to develop the adequate swimming skills. Designate specific times to help them master basic swimming techniques. Many people don’t feel qualified enough to give their kids swimming lessons so you can also enrol them in a program that is devoted to teaching kids.

Below are a few tips that you should consider if you decide to be your kids personal swim coach:

  • Trust is important: don’t trick or scare your kid. Throwing them into the water without them being prepared can be very scary and may ruin their experience altogether.
  • Don’t encourage your child to fear water: try not to start screaming “Oh my god!” if your child gets water on their face. Safety is the best policy but encouraging them to try new things is a great way to instill confidence.
  • Don’t force your expectations onto your kids: let you kids learn at the pace they are comfortable with.  They won’t learn to stroke if they’re not taught the basics.

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Swimming Pool Accessories

Warning! If you’re on a budget, proceed with caution. We all know kids love toys, and with so many options to choose from, you may end up buying everything you see. Choose from exciting inflatable floats like gigantic pizza slice, aqua rocker and Fireboat Squirters to keep your kids happy and occupied.

Exciting Water Games

There are a number of games that can be played in the swimming pool. From volleyball, water polo and basketball to more classic pool games like Marco polo and sharks and minnows. You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to have a great time. Once there’s someone energetic and entertaining to direct them, kids will tend to have a blast. Simple games are also better than complicated unfamiliar toys.

You can play rounds of Free Tag and start a Cannonball Contest. Better yet, hop in the water with them and they’ll likely feel more secure to have fun!

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If you don’t have a swimming pool and these tips have inspired you to install one, you’ve come to the right place. At Premier Pools & Spa of Vacaville we’re happy to help residents through the process of financing their pools. Give us a call today! We love hearing from Vacaville residence.

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