Fun pool toys for the summer
Keeping the kids entertained this summer is easier than ever, with a huge range of pool toys and inflatables available from Swimart. Choose between classics like dive rings or noodles, or go for something more action-packed like ride-on inflatables or eliminators.
There's just no beating the good old noodle. Noodles are endless fun, whether they are used as makeshift horses for racing across the pool, as a marker to prove you swam underwater further than your brother, or for just floating on. These inexpensive items can also be used to make larger rings for games of human ring toss, or to create targets for balls or other noodles to be thrown through.
Dive rings are another favourite, coming in variations such as discs and sticks. Compete with friends or family to catch the most rings, or use the numbered versions to collect in the right order in record time. A modern variation of this game is Dive N Match, an underwater memory game where you match up the designs underneath the shells.
Water sports and eliminators
Nothing goes down better than a game of pool footy, cricket or volleyball. Get yourself a waterproof set to avoid ruining the set that is better for use on the lawn. Basketball also comes to life in the pool with Shoot n Hoops.
A new sensation that will appeal to those who enjoy skating or surfing is the underwater swivel board. Balancing on this board comes with a bit of practise, as it swivels to and fro under the water.
Eliminators are a favourite with the boys, with their ability to shoot a jet of water the length of an average backyard pool. These pistols also come in mini and pocket sizes, but still promise a powerful jet stream. The mini versions are great for smaller children.
An altered version of the original eliminator is the Blaster Board, which is a three-in-one invention that can be used as a water blaster, kickboard or a shield when the kids play a bit rough for you.