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4 Ways to Design a Kid Friendly Pool

If you have kids and you are planning to install a new pool, you will want to make sure it is a fun place for them to hangout. While adults might enjoy swimming up and down a standard pool, kids will soon get bored of doing this. Below is a guide to 4 ways you can make your new pool fun for your kids.

Custom Shaped Pool

Standard swimming pools are rectangular. If your kids are used to swimming in a standard shaped pool at the public baths, you can surprise them by installing a custom shaped pool in your yard. Custom shaped pools come in a range of shapes such as an octagon, a star or a half moon shape. If your children have a favourite animal, you could ask the pool contractor to design a pool which features this animal in its shaping.

Fun Slides

If you have ever taken your children to a waterpark, you will understand how much fun they can have on a pool slide. A pool contractor will be able to install a slide at the side of your pool, which will give your kids a fast and fun way to enter the water. There are a range of slides available, such as traditional straight slides or curved slides, which are ideal if you have limited space in your backyard. Slides are made of a variety of materials such as resin, plastic and fibreglass.

Stepping stones

Stepping stones are a great addition to any pool. Not only do they look great, but they let your kids practice walking on water. No only does stepping between the different platforms improve their co-ordination, but it also allows your children to play fun games in which they have to try and make it across the set of stones while having water thrown or splashed at them. Stepping stones can be made from a wide variety of materials from natural rocks or from the same tiles which line the side of the pool. 

Water jets

Water jets are special nozzles that can be buried in the bottom of your pool. When activated, they will spray jets of water up into the air to create a spectacular show. The pool contractor should be able to install a control panel which allows you to set a time or to control the jets manually.

If you would like further advice about designing a fun swimming pool for your kids, you should contact a pool contractor today.