Summer is upon us and it is that time of the year when you start making time in your schedule for pool parties. It is perhaps the best way to beat the heat and socialize at the same time. Here are 4 amazing gadgets you need to have before calling your friends, family and neighbours over for a poolside barbecue and a splash in the pool.
Floating Game of Golf
There is an old saying, often misattributed to Mark Twain, that golf is a good walk spoiled. Whether golf truly ruins a good walk is a matter of debate, but one thing is for certain – combine golf with swimming and it promises to be one of the most fun-filled activities at any pool party. Floating golf kits may not cost much, but the fun they provide is tremendous. Simply set the little island with the flag pole floating into the pool and tee off from the poolside. The kit includes 8 floating foam balls and the island has 3 holes, each allowing a player to score maximum number of points by getting the ball in the right hole.
iPhone Waterproof Speaker System
No matter how hard we try, it seems almost impossible to stay away from our smartphones. However, that can become a bit a tricky during a pool party; you did not spend a small fortune just to have your iPhone ruined at the poolside. One of the best things about the iPhone is the large number of accessories available for it. Lo behold! Turns out you can buy a waterproof case for your iPhone that also doubles up as a portable speaker system. You can play your tunes and have your iPhone next to you at all times, without worrying about your smartphone getting drenched.
Underwater Disposable Camera
Taking pictures at a pool party comes with its own set of perils and there is no way you are going to take your camera anywhere near all that water being splashed about. Thankfully, you can purchase underwater disposable cameras to capture the moments. Not only are the cameras waterproof, you can take them to the bottom of the pool and indulge in some awesome underwater photography. You can buy waterproof covers for your camera or smartphone, but they usually cost quite a lot and become less effective the deeper you go into the pool. By contrast, underwater disposable cameras cost only slightly more than traditional disposable cameras and ensure you don’t end up burning a hole in your pockets.
Floating Serving Tray
Every has to admit the fact that having to get out of the pool to fetch snacks or drinks can be extremely annoying. You can stay by the poolside if you want a snack, but what if you want to much down on popcorn when lounging in the middle of the pool? This is where the floating serving tray comes to your rescue. Equipped with different sized holders, each floating serving tray can easily accommodate 6 cans of soda and a popcorn bowl large enough to feed half-a-dozen of your friends and family.
These 4 gadgets will help you throw the perfect pool party and are worth every penny you spend on them.
Author of this post, Robert Blunt is an architect who specializes in landscape design. His latest achievement is the award-winning design of a giant garden and pool area of a luxury hotel. He collaborated with swimming pool designers to incorporate an infinity swimming pool as a part of the design. His hobbies are writing and cycling.