We’re midway through the month of June. Your swimming pool equipment is working at its peak efficiency. Your water is balanced and sparkling clear because of using Waters Choice ENZYMES … Yes!!
This means that your swimming pool is ready to swim in and your family is enjoying the fruits of your labor. We know you are feeling KNOWLEDGEABLE and CONFIDENT because you’ve read our many blog posts found on our website under the “NEWS” tab at the top of the page. So to celebrate the summer swimming season, we’ve decided to veer a little bit from our usual type of blog post and share some fun games to play in your swimming pool.
These games are from an article written by Aqua Magazine a few years back and we thought it would be fun to share them with you, our faithful readers.
This is truly “blind man’s bluff” in a swimming pool! It’s named after a 13th century Italian explorer who, after months of shambling down the hot, dusty road, needed a refreshing dip more than anyone. No peeking!!
This is even more fun than regular volleyball because you stay cool and dive without hurting yourself.
We’ll just call this one “bareback slap wresting in the shallow end”. Ordinarily it’s hard to hold a full-size chicken fighter on your back. In the pool though, buoyancy makes this possible – Yes!
The swimming pool is the “great equalizer” here. A pool basketball player with a decent 3-point shot can beat Lebron James with this game.
This is done best in a small round above ground pool. You can walk in circles until you get a current going and then lie on your back and ride the whirlpool!
Sharks and Minnows
This is a GREAT game if you have enough sharks and minnows. It’s really just tag with a few caveats – but tag is the most classic game of all.
The goal of competitive diving is to slip noiselessly into the water, like a dime into a pool of oil, without creating so much as a ripple. That’s not what we want here ….
Really, this is just another game enabled by buoyancy. Most people cannot do a sustained handstand on dry land but in the pool and its easy!
Best Belly Flop
Belly flops are a diving style competition for those who like a good sharp slap in the gut. Ugh!
It’s fun to throw pennies into the deep end and watch the kids go after them. Want to up the ante? Try silver dollars!
These games are a ton of fun but when you’re struggling with balancing swimming pool water or have questions about the color of your pool water don’t hesitate to give us at Waters Choice a call. We’re always happy to help and answer questions.
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