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Top 7 Pool Games

Keeping the kids busy this summer can sometimes be hard. If you have a pool in your backyard, try our top 7 pool games to keep your kids entertained without leaving your house:


1) Sharks & Minnows

Take the popular backyard game and bring it in the pool. Pick a shark and everyone is a minnow. Google the exact rules of the game if you have never played before. The more kids playing the game the better!


2) Dive for Treasure

Throw sinkable objects into the bottom of the pool and race to retrieve them. Amazon has dive rings and dive sticks with point values for extra fun. The person who retrieved the most valuable items at the end of the round wins!


3) Handstand Contest

Doing a handstand in the water is much easier than on land. Have a competition to see who can hold their handstand the longest or become a judge and rate the contestants handstand on a scale of 1-10.


4) Marco! Polo!

Bring out the classic water game with a couple rounds of Marco Polo. One person closes his/her eyes and says Marco and everyone else in the group says Polo. The first person tagged becomes Marco and the game resets.


5) Categories - Wet Edition

Playing categories in the pool is a great way for the whole family to enjoy the weather and cool off in the pool. Someone picks a category and then everyone else lists out items that fall within that category.


6) Pool Noodle Race

Take a water races to a whole new level with pool noodle races. Where technique is more important than strength or size.


7) Cannon Ball Contest

This one needs some help from the parents. Setup a judge panel and let the kids line up and give it their best shot at making a massive water wave! The best cannon ball contestant can become the judge for the next round.


If you don't have a pool yet and need some inspiration, be sure to check out our Just Add Water page. Be sure to invite us over for the games after your pool is installed!


Have an idea to add to the list? Comment below or email us and we will feature it on our Instagram page!

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