Many people have found themselves spending much more time than usual at home this year, which for pool owners, probably means more time in the pool, but fewer pool parties with friends. If you’ve already run through all your favorite ways to have fun in the pool, you may be searching for some inspiration to jazz up pool time for you and your family. Here are some fun ways you can get the most out of your salt water pool this summer.
Though underwater photos might seem like something that requires specialized equipment and a fancy technique, it’s actually possible to take really great underwater photos yourself without spending too much money. You can buy an inexpensive disposable waterproof camera for less than $15 and snap fun and silly photos of your family from the water. Or you can invest in a waterproof case for your smartphone and take pool photos that way. Whatever method you choose, you’ll have more fun than you expected setting up different shots and seeing the results.
Though “fun in the sun” is often associated with the swimming pool, playing in the water doesn’t have to be exclusively done during the day time. Adding fun lights in or around the pool can bring a whole new element to your swimming experience. Depending on the ambiance you’re looking for, there are a lot of options for lighting up your pool at night. If you like firelight, you can use tiki torches or gas-fed fire bowls to add literal and figurative warmth to the outdoor space. If you want more of a party atmosphere, color-changing LEDs or light-up floating pool lights can add a fun vibe to the evening. Some lighting systems even allow you to play music through wireless speakers, which adds another fun element to your pool time. Adding lights is a great way to increase the time you can spend poolside this year.
For family pool time, there’s nothing like a little healthy competition from water sports. From familiar favorites like volleyball, poolside basketball, and even water polo, to new favorites like water pong, floating ring toss, or diving games, there’s almost no limit to the games and sports that can be played in the pool. You can buy inexpensive equipment designed specifically for use in the pool, or encourage family members to make up games of their own. Regardless of what you play, water sports will add hours of fun to your family’s summer.
Heat it Up
If you live in an area where the weather isn’t sunny and warm year-round, you might be frustrated by the short timeframe each year where it’s warm enough to use the pool. One way you can extend the time you can spend in the pool is with a pool heater. Pool heaters can warm up water on cooler days and nights, and also extend the time in which you can use the pool to earlier in the spring and later in the fall. Pool heaters are really worth the investment if you find yourself disappointed by short swimming seasons every year.
Make Cleaning Fun
Anyone who has owned a pool knows it’s not all about the fun. Pools take a lot of work to properly clean and maintain, especially chlorine pools. Since pool maintenance isn’t a negotiable aspect of pool ownership, you can try making it more fun. For example, the Jet Net remote control pool skimmer makes pool cleaning fun by attaching the skimmer net to a remote controlled boat, allowing you to race around the pool while keeping it clean.
Add Variety to Your Workout
Though a backyard pool most often brings fun to mind, you can also use it for practical purposes, such as getting in your daily workout. Working out in the pool is great for a variety of reasons. You can burn more calories in less time in the water than with traditional workouts. Exercising in the pool can also mean a complete workout that includes cardio, strength, and resistance training. Training in the water is also lower impact and puts less stress on your joints. Using your salt water pool for exercise will give you a chance to shake up your workout routine while spending even more time in the pool.
Whether you’re a longtime pool owner or just starting to think about putting in a salt water pool of your own, there’s almost no limit to the ways you can have fun with your family in the water. Whether you decide to add a heater to extend your yearly swim season, or spruce up the pool area with lights to party the night away in your pool, finding new ways to spend more time in the water is a surefire way to get the most use out of your swimming pool investment.
Thinking of putting in a new saltwater pool or converting your existing pool to saltwater? The experts at Discount Salt Pool are your saltwater pool system experts. Discount Salt Pool is America’s largest specialty provider of saltwater swimming pool equipment. Since 1997, DSP has helped hundreds of thousands of people convert their pools to salt. We offer expert advice based on decades of experience, friendly and knowledgeable customer support, and manufacturer-direct pricing on the best salt pool systems available. Order online, visit our Texas headquarters, or call us now for personalized help and recommendations on your saltwater pool needs.
Successful & Proud: How to deal with success shaming according to Global Celebrity Life Coach Myke Celis
The unreasonably common notion of success shaming has dominantly started to enter in our society where ridiculing and berating someone for their success based on assumptions and envious guilt has practically become habitual. The current usual mindset of shaming someone with a thought of “singling out” their opinions with criticism is rife. The surprising fact is, that, sometimes one is unaware of that guilt and envy in them, which has overshadowed their true sides. The one who casually comments, “I despise how easy it was for her to get money without working hard” would never deny the money won by the lottery.
Global Celebrity Life Coach, Myke Celis, popularly known as the Unicorn behind the highly popular international coaching brand, #BestMeEver, talks about how success shaming and has unknowingly become a part of life. Myke says, “Nowadays with the rise in social media usage, people tend to be more critical about others as they continuously compare themselves and their space. On that note, even if a person posts about an achievement or a personal milestone in his life with good intentions, others are quick to judge and make that person feel bad for actually thriving in his space, based on how they perceive their space and the status quo.”
Celis as a professional, Certified Global Master Coach for Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Timeline Therapy is currently thriving as a global expert in self-empowerment to help people be comfortable with themselves and their success. As he focuses on the current issues of online bullying and success shaming, he mentions how it has drastically evoked changes in self-confidence where he strives to illuminate others with his experiences and mentoring to lead them to their own #BestMeEver. He says, “Don’t ever feel guilty for being successful because you deserve that success. The greatest disrespect you can do to yourself is to believe when others say that you are not deserving or that it shouldn’t be done. Your success and happiness are what matters most at the end of the day. It’s all about you.”
Currently, Myke has numerous coachees and mentees under his stable who are composed of celebrities, highly successful people and top executives from various parts of the world. With his experiential journey in coaching and mentoring countless people of different genders, age, cultures and races, he highlights the most common age group who strangle themselves with the idea of success shaming are teenagers who are constantly in the quest to secure high standards of swanky online life. Celis, the international best selling author of 5 inspirational titles explains, “Every single time I would give a talk to high school students, this issue comes out. Evidently, they are pressured because of what they see or notice in their usual surroundings. I always tell them to just focus on their journey, redefine what success means to them and commit to themselves accordingly.
Myke Celis, who’s now making waves worldwide with his numerous speaking and coaching engagements, believes celebrating success or accomplishments should not be a source of shame; in fact, it is the people who “choose” to see things with insecure perspectives who should rethink their ways. He further emphasizes the idea of self-empowerment as, “I think people should learn how to mindfully appreciate the success of others while working on their own without comparing negatively. That’s the way every story, from everyone in this world, becomes inspiringly empowering.”
Seen to be the next big name in life coaching from Asia, Myke Celis continues to grow his influence worldwide inspiring people globally to embark on their journey to self-empowerment and allow them to be comfortable with their success, no matter what other people may say or how they may react towards it. “Own your success because you fully deserve it. Don’t let others make you feel otherwise.”
As an International Subject Matter Expert, Celis has this to say to put a stop to success shaming in general:
“Instead of finding faults in the success of others, focus on finding ways you can uplift yourself. Understand what can you learn from them, what can you apply, what can you do differently so that you can celebrate your own success alongside those who have been successful before you. The world becomes a better, happier place to live in as we support each other”
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