Some more of our favourite pool games for you and your kids!

Some more of our favourite pool games for you and your kids!

If you have kids on the Gold Coast, you have an idea just how much they enjoy the pool, and love playing games. If you are fortunate enough to have a backyard pool, then you would be used to them enjoying games all summer long. However, while kids are having a blast, you are going to need to ensure that they are playing safe, and are keeping in mind that pools can still be a dangerous area to play a game. With that being said, the team at Absolut wanted to share a few of our favourite pool games from when we were kids, and some safety tips to help make sure that your kids can have fun, while taking in pool safety.

Marco Polo
The time-honored ‘pool tag’ game which many of you would know. One player is chosen as ‘it’ and needs to swim in the pool to tag the others. The tricky part is that the ‘it’ player is blindfolded. In order to help find the other players ‘it’ calls out ‘marco’ and everybody else responds with ‘polo’. This helps the ‘it’ player to find out where everyone else is and tag them. Once everyone is tagged you select a new ‘it’ (generally the first or last person tagged) and then you play again.

Bottle Search/ Get the bottle.
This game is about searching for a bottle in the pool, and getting it first– seems easy, but it can easily hide and when you are competing it becomes more of a rush.
You play this activity by first getting a plastic bottle– certainly never have glass near the pool– and you then fill this with water to make sure that it sinks. Everyone who intends to play then lines up in the swimming pool on the side and faces out from the water. When ready, throw the container into the pool.
Once players hear the splosh from the water they have to push away from the wall and search for the bottle which is now sinking, and tough to see.
For added difficulty, ensure there are no labels or colours on the bottle that make it easier to find.
For safety, we suggest that players start inside the pool area and turn around to find the bottle– others may play a ‘dive-into-the-pool’ version, which can result in injury if there is water around the edge or if players get too enthused.
The very best part of these games is that although they are fun, they are also safe. If there is one message that Absolut wishes to keep reinforcing it is that your pool is only fun, beautiful and relaxing if you have kept it a safe place. One way to do this is of course to install a quality Gold Coast Glass Pool Fence– and feel free to call us on 1300 937 902 if you want to talk more about this. But ultimately pool safety is about having children (and adults) learn about safety, and make sure that they play safe around the pool.

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