(Note to readers: Backyard Ocean sent me an inflatable pool to assist with writing this post. I passed the pool along to a friend who I thought needed a bit of summer relief. I was not otherwise compensated and my opinion remains my own.)
I know you probably think inflatable pools might be for little kids, but I beg to differ, especially as the summer heats up in the southern states and we forget quickly just how cold last winter was.
Nobody likes being hot. Nobody. And take it from me, operating an in-ground pool in your own backyard can be a major pain. We have one. We know.
Remember that winter that shut our city down? Well, it also froze some of our pool pipes, so now we’re battling a leak that keeps spitting dirt into the pool each time we try to fix it. We can cap off that valve, but it’s a temporary fix. A small leak is a huge headache. And that’s not taking into consideration the regular maintenance of testing chlorine levels, cleaning filters, and skimming for random objects (or worse—critters) that end up in the water.
That’s why the idea of a small, inflatable pool is so attractive to me. Think about it. You blow it up. You fill it up. You relax and enjoy. There are even inflatable pools big enough to do what I love most—float!
Backyard Ocean offers several options for families looking for some cool relief from the summer heat. From the 8’x30” Float to Fill Ring Pool to the Deluxe Square Party Pool (I just dig the name for that one!) to the Backyard Ocean Swimming Pool Canopy (ok, that one I’d want to use with one of the other options), you’re covered for cool summer fun. You get a leak in one of these pools (it’s possible, maybe even likely) and you have a patch to fix it. Easy breezy.
Have a community pool in your neighborhood? Well, here’s the other advantage of using one of these instead of going to there where all your neighbors may be hanging out: in your own backyard you don’t have to worry about sitting next to a skinny mini in her glory (seriously, tell me who can really relax when you’re sitting next to that?), or listening to the music blaring from the 10 year old who doesn’t really get how annoying it is to hear Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ on loop (look, I love the song, too, once, but not more than once an hour).
In your backyard, it’s your rules.
Your comfort zone.
Your piece of paradise…kicking back in your own ‘backyard ocean’.