A Beginner's Guide To Pool Maintenance: Tips For Busy Parents

Summer is here, and with it comes the excitement of spending quality family time by the pool. However, as a busy parent, you might be wondering how to keep your swimming pool clean and safe while juggling a hectic schedule. Worry no more!

We have compiled a list of practical tips to help you maintain your pool with ease. So, let's dive into the world of pool maintenance for busy parents.

Why Water Sports Are A Great Choice for Your Children

Water sports are a great way to get your children active and involved in a healthy activity. They are also a lot of fun and can be a great bonding experience for families. There are many different types of water sports, so there is sure to be one that your child will enjoy. Here are some top reasons water sports are an excellent choice for your children.

Your Children Need Swimming Lessons and Here's Why

Did you know that swimming is one of the best exercises for overall fitness? It's a great workout for your entire body, and it's perfect for people of all ages. In fact, many experts believe that swimming is one of the best exercises you can do to stay healthy and fit. But what about your children? Do they know how to swim? And why is it important for them to learn? In this blog post, we will discuss some of the reasons why children might need swimming lessons. We will also provide tips for finding the right swimming lessons for your children. So, let's get started:

Pool Essentials for Early Swimmers This Summer

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I have been swimming as long as I can remember. It is such a fun summer activity and is basically how we stay cool in the south during the heat of the day. Whether my family is at the pool, lake, or beach, we are around water all summer long. Safety is my number one concern for my children.

Because safety is my top priority and we being that we are veteran pool goers, I am sharing my pool essentials for early swimmers with this it is my mission to raise awareness about the fact that drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14 according to the CDC and my hope that we can prevent children in becoming a statistic by preparing parents.

Preparing for Pool Days and Celebrating International Learn to Swim Day

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

My family lives in water all summer long so learning to swim and water safety is a TOP priority to instill in my children. I want them to love the water as much as my husband and I do, so we have worked consistently on making them feel comfortable around the water while ensuring safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14. Preparing for pool days includes a refresher on pool safety.

Pool Safety Tips for Children

Because we are constantly at the pool all summer long, I wanted to share some important pool safety tips in honor of the upcoming International Learn to Swim Day. These are tips that even long time pool owners may need a refresher on! There is nothing wrong with staying up to date on safety.

Pool Safety Tips:

Lets Power Their Dreams

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My daughter has always been a very cautious person. Which isn't a bad thing. She pretty much has always stayed out of harm's way to her own accord. With being a very careful person, sometimes she misses out. Things look fun and she wants to try them, but she is scared of the unknown.


We are water people. We are always at the lake or pool. My in-laws live three minutes away and they have an in-ground pool. So knowing how to swim is a way of life. My daughter being the overly cautious person she is, has always hated getting her face wet. This just doesn't work if you are in the water all the time like our family.

So I decided (with the help of my mother-in-law) that it would be a good idea for her to take swim lessons.

Summer Fun {Wordless Wednesday LINKY}

We have been outside this summer enjoying everything the warmer weather brings, which means lots of lake and pool time for us! Here are some pictures from the past few weeks - not all which were shared on Instagram. ;)

Introducing Baby to Water with #SwimWays #IC

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for SwimWays. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

It is starting to get warmer and warmer here in Georgia. Our days will once again include long lake stays and trips to the pool. One of my family's favorite summer activity is to lounge by and play in the pool. I can't wait until it is warm enough to relax poolside everyday. Having a body of water is a MUST to have a great summer party, in my opinion. I remember SweetPea's first time in the pool. I was so excited and nervous at the same time. I knew a smooth transition into the water could create a life-long love of swimming. Little ones need baby-steps when going from land roamer to pool dweller. That's why it's important to have the right tools to help ease the transition.

When we first introduced our babies to water, we always carried them in first. This way they could stay nice and warm up against us. With SweetPea, we started introducing her to water when she was five months old and with Peanut, he was about four. We started slow with each one, took their cues on when they wanted to get out, and didn't rush anything. It can be hard because you know they are going to have fun, but remember that it is a process.

Enter to WIN from BabyBanZ! {#HelloSummer Giveaway Hop, Ends 5/27}

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the {second annual} Hello Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro.
The days are getting longer and hotter so we’re saying Hello to Summer in fun giveaway style! Beat the heat and hop around to all the participating bloggers’ giveaways at the bottom of this post. Also, be sure to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE for this event, an ULTIMATE Backyard Prize Package courtesy of Step2!

Enter to WIN a pair of BabyBanZ/KidsBanZ Adventure, UV One Piece Suit, and a UPF 50+ Sun Hat so your little one can enjoy the summer sun by staying safe! You will be able to choose the color AND size you'd prefer. :D

H20GO Triple Water Slide Giveaway, Ends 5/11

Welcome to the H2OGO! Triple Water Slide Giveaway
 Sponsored by H2OGO!
 Hosted by A Spectacled Owl
It's getting warmer every day here in Georgia and that means we are gearing up for some super summer fun on the blog! With summer here before we know it, that mean trips to the beach, hanging outside with friends, picnics in the park and fun times with our families. Wouldn't it be fun to have something new and exciting in your backyard?

Introducing Banz + FREE Sample! #HGG2014

Created in Australia, BanZ has a complete protection collection of sun safety products for children ages 0-12. I have heard wonderful things about BanZ and am excited to include it in my Holiday Gift Guide. Sunglasses, hats, hearing protection and swimwear are available in multiples styles and sizes as well as sunscreen, swim goggles and more.

Enter to #WIN a Splash & Play 3D Pool from Backyard Ocean! Ends 7/28 #funinsun

Welcome to the Fun in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop is focused on items you'd want/need for outdoors and the Summer time! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! 
I recently had the opportunity to review some items from Backyard Ocean, read my full review here

Fun In The Sun with Backyard Ocean

My favorite summer time activity has always been swimming. You get to stay cool and it's FUN exercise! My daughter has been becoming a little fish this summer (she is still wearing floaties), but it has been our BY FAR favorite thing to do. So a few months back when I received the opportunity to work with Backyard Ocean, I was all over it! I received an Interactive Castle Play Pool and Jumping Gym Inflatable Bouncer to review. I also received a Splash & Play 3D Adventure Fast Set Family Pool that I get to giveaway to one lucky reader!

Mighty Cute {Wordless Wednesday}