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School’s out for the Summer! Transform Your Pool into the Perfect Aqua Playground

If you have recently opened your swimming pool ready for the summer holidays, there’s no better time than now to transform it into an aquamarine dream with the addition of some fun summer pool accessories.

Following on from our child safety article last month which discusses the ways you can childproof your swimming pool area, this month we will be looking into how swimming pool accessories can turn your pool into the perfect aqua playground just in time for the summer season!


Whether you are installing a new swimming pool or you are looking to upgrade your existing one, a slide is a fun, exciting addition for all the family to enjoy! From straight slides to curved designs, there are a variety of styles available to suit your personal tastes providing your pool conforms to the required size.

When having a slide fitted, it’s worth noting that the slide itself and the attached steps can take up a great deal of room in the area surrounding the pool. If you currently have decking or you are thinking of having it installed in your pool area, you must make sure that it is non-skid and well drained so that it can be used safely. Not only that, the area around the pool must be a solid surface to withstand the weight of the slide and allow it to be fitted securely – there mustn’t be any loose paving stones or wooden panels, and a water supply needs to be connected up.

Hiring the expertise of a swimming pool professional to install your new slide is imperative to reduce the risk of injury. The depth and width of the pool, overhang, plumbing, and walkway are just some of the important considerations which must be taken into account when having a slide fitted – all of which, an expert company, like H2O Swimming Pools, would take care of.


If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to having a piece of equipment installed in your pool, fun inflatables could be the ideal solution. As described in one of our previous articles, swimming pool floats and inflatables can instantly brighten up a pool and enhance the overall swimming pool experience, all for a reasonable price.

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Whether you want to use your pool to lay back and relax or you would rather play some games, the wide selection of accessories on offer means you’ll have plenty of options, from unicorns and pizza slice floats to inflatable drinks and food holders.

Safety guidelines

Pool safety is paramount, particularly for domestic pools where you may not always have someone overseeing the swimming area. As discussed in last month’s article, there are measures which can be put in place to prevent the risk of injury, or worse fatality, in your swimming pool at home. The first rule is to never allow children into the water without a capable adult watching them. Apart from this, there are a plethora of options available, from fences and automatic covers to non-slip stairs and swimming lessons, to safeguard your pool.

Here at H2O Swimming Pools, our services are not limited to the design and construction of your pool – we also supply a comprehensive range of swimming pool accessories, including slides and ladders, and inflatables. To find out more, simply contact our highly experienced team today.


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