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Items For Above-Ground Garden Pools

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness

Above-ground pools are the most used types of pools for home-owners, probably for reasons of space and cost. Above-ground swimming pools can still be quite large, it just depends whether you purchase a kit or not and which type of kit you do buy.

The best above ground kits are made from a drawing by a skilled carpenter and are surrounded by decking. Other types are like strong plastic bags suspended within a metal frame or large fibreglass pools supported on all sides by a wall.

However, whichever type of garden pool you have, you will know that they are costly to maintain, so I dare say that you would like to get every ounce of pleasure out of it that you can. One of the best ways of encouraging people to use the pool more frequently is to stock it with toys and accessories. The young and old alike enjoy using water or poolside toys

The good news is that there are lots of pool toys that do not cost much, but there are also those that are expensive as well. The inexpensive pool toys include things such as beach balls, rubber rings, lidos, volley ball nets, water polo nets, flippers, masks, snorkels and basket ball hoops; while the expensive ones are things like water slides, water spas and diving boards.

Other items that make life in the pool more enjoyable are various types of floating furniture. You can get floating loungers, floating chairs and floating tables. Some brands of these objects of floating furniture are strong enough to double as poolside furniture, but beware because they are not all strong enough to supply support on land.

Other pool accessories that are absolutely necessary are safety equipment such as life-rings, a waterproof torch and a rope. A pool cover comes in handy to prevent leaves falling in and for over-wintering your equipment. You will also need at least one ladder to get up to the pool and one to get out of the water. Although these are normally supplied with the pool, you may want another set.

As I stated above, the best above ground pools are surrounded by a deck. This deck gives the pool more support if it is a kit or it allows you to use every inch of space that you can allot to your pool, if you get a carpenter in to make you a pool and deck.

You can have it installed into a sunny or shady corner of your garden as a feature to be used as and when you want to use it, or you could make it more prominent for use each day. Even if it is a little too chilly or late to use the pool, it is refreshing and revitalising to sit on the deck at the poolside, read a book and sip a favourite drink.

Owen Jones, the author of this piece, writes on several topics, but is now involved with Speedo Swimming Costumes. If you would like to know more, please visit our web site at Swimwear For Big Busts.

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