Kiddie Pool on SteroidsPosted: July 3, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: body/mind/spirit, Dadda Projects, Developmental Themes, Holiday, large motor skill, Outside, Water Play | Leave a comment »
Little J’s birthday is the beginning of June.
POPS buys our family a 12 foot round INTEX pool for the summer.
Just in time for our first heat wave, Big K levels the ground, blows up the pool, fills it with water, and figures out the whole filtration and chlorination system.
We spend 2 days straight enjoying the cool water.
Compared to a “real pool,” the INTEX is relatively inexpensive, and is also filtered and chlorinated. The kiddie pools we’ve used in years past have had to be dumped out every day and are full of grass and dirt minutes after filling it. The plastic pool definitely did the job, but the INTEX is like a kiddie pool on steroids.
For my little ones, 7 and under, it’s a perfect height, 30 inches, the water doesn’t reach above anyone’s head. Since having this pool, about 2 weeks, both boys have made HUGE strides with their swimming skills.
Big K thinks that if they swim in the pool in the evening that they don’t need a bath. Not so sure about that, babe.
Little J draws a picture of himself, diving into his new pool.