You can see a large range of water toys if you walk into most shops in the summertime. To mention only a few, there are floats and water wings, small vessels, sitting on inflatables and, of course, pool noodles. Although pool toys that are really designed for the purpose would be a wonderful addition to the pool area and will give fun to the family for hours, not all pool toys are equal, check out the post right here.
The number one thing when your children are around water is oversight. This means never getting out of their sight and watching what they do in the water at all times. This also refers to toys, too. If a toy is broken, quickly take it out of the pool or else it may pose a danger not only to the children (cuts and the like) but also to the pool itself. A pool liner may be cut or destroyed by sharp objects, poking a hole in an inflatable pool or being caught in the skimmer or piping. Although pool noodles can still work with chunks out of them and will not cut your boy, the pieces can still get stuck in the pool’s works and cause trouble.
If the floatie or inflatable ride gets a leak, it also needs to be removed and either patched or thrown out. No child wants to get trapped on something that is losing air at the deep end of a lake. There are kits available for larger inflatables to repair leaks and it might be easier to replace them all together for the smaller stuff than to try to keep repairing minor leaks.
You may have noticed that pool toys, and that is for a very good reason, appear to be colourful plastic. Sure, these kitchen tools can pour and drink water and are a lot of fun, just be careful when using them in the pool if they’re metal. In the heat, metal gets really hot first off metal, and secondly, the metal may react with the pool chemicals and turn a nasty colour of the water. Besides, when the plastic pool toys are just as much fun and made for the job, why use the good kitchen ware?
While this last thing could be a no brainer, near a pool, there is no space for wheeled toys. Tricycles and motorcycles and scooters, not the pool deck, belong to the lawn or the pavement. Second, protection!