5 great gadgets perfect for pool-side summer fun
Summer’s in full swing, and that means poolside hangouts and parties are commencing all over the country. Time by the pool is pretty great without any additional technological assistance, but why settle for the regular pool experience when you can make it better with gadgets?
We’ve got five bits of tech and innovation that will make any day at the pool a little more fun, and owning a pool a little bit safer – plus, you might even save some money.
The best in pool entertaining
If you’ve got access to a pool, chances are you’re not just using it yourself – you’re inviting over friends and family to come beat the heat with you. Pool parties can be great, but being in the pool often leaves swimmers wishing they could also have access to snacks and drinks while simultaneously cooling off.
So if you’re looking for a way to access your pool-side snacks while in the water, hit up Amazon, where you’ll find the Excalibur Electronics Radio Controlled Snack Float – a handy way to get drinks and food out to your pool guests. And for yourself, you can grab a motorized pool lounger that will let you tool around in the water while also enjoying drinks and staying relatively dry.
There are also a couple of great gadgets that can help with entertaining. Up first, you might consider the Ion Water Rocker, a waterproof speaker that can play songs from your iPhone or iPod. It’s available at Sears for just under $50, with as much as 5 percent Cash Back.
Keeping stuff (and people) safe
Having access to a pool can dangerous, especially if you have little kids around. One important gadget worth investing in is a pool alarm that can detect motion and notify you if someone’s in the pool without your knowledge – which can be a lifesaver in certain circumstances. Both Amazon and Sears carry pool alarms, as does Walmart (with 2.5 percent Cash Back).
For keeping your stuff safe, consider a waterproof case for your phone or one for your camera. You’ll find them at all the above retailers. These cases are even strong enough to take your smartphone or camera with you while swimming. So you can easily capture pictures underwater with your own gadgets.
—By Phil Hornshaw, Appolicious