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Summer has unofficially started, and we’ve been hitting up the pool every chance we get! My parents have an amazing pool in their backyard and thankfully, they’re a short 20-minute drive away from us. It’s a great way for me to visit my parents, get in a free meal, plus enjoy some safe, family outdoor fun! While you really don’t need anything more than a swimsuit to make it a great pool day, I’m sharing a 5 other must-have picks to make it a truly memorable experience. They’re great especially when you have kids and want to get them out of the house and playing together for as long as possible without any fights, tears, or complaints! 😆
UltraSwim For Healthy Hair
I remember times when I was a kid and would be at the pool almost daily in the summertime. It wasn’t long before I noticed that my hair definitely had a green tint to it and it was so brittle that I was actually scared to brush it. I actually read about UltraSwim in one of my teen magazines back then (anyone else remember those days? 🙋♀️), and still remember how amazing my hair looked and felt after just one wash!
UltraSwim shampoo and conditioner is actually formulated to bond to chlorine and includes vitamin E, aloe, and protective conditioners to actually nourish the hair. Not only do I use it on myself (it’s safe for color-treated hair!) but it’s also gentle enough to use on little ones too! If you’re like me and also really dislike that post-pool chlorine smell, you’ll love that UltraSwim removes all of that and leaves the hair smelling amazing.
My daughter’s hair is especially prone to tangles too, but UltraSwim actually rinses away to leave hair super sleek and easy to brush. Hair doesn’t feel stripped or dried out, but moisturized and strong! Highly recommend picking up UltraSwim shampoo and conditioner for chlorine removal and to keep the entire family’s hair healthy this summer — no more pool hair!
Of course with all that time in the sun, you want to make sure you’re protecting your skin! I picked up this bottle of SunBum sunblock spray before we went to Disney a few months ago and was so impressed at how well it worked. Not only is the spray super easy to apply when you’re on the go (and have kids who can’t stand still!), but it actually kept us from even getting a hint of sunburn despite being in the sun ALL DAY.
For the face, I’ve been using the TULA Protect + Glow non-stop since it was released a few months ago and the formula is just amazing. It gives the prettiest glow on its own, has SPF 30 for great protection, plus doesn’t give any white cast! I hate that thick greasy consistency you find with normal sunscreen formulas, but the TULA one is lightweight and absorbs instantly. Even my kids love it as it has a tropical scent that just smells yummy!
Fun Pool Floats
While a pool can be fun on its own, having some fun pool floats makes it 100x better! I picked up a couple before our last beach vacation but actually had no idea they’d be such a hit for the backyard. And if you have inflatables, you’ll definitely want to get an electric air pump too cause your lungs will be on fire otherwise! 🤣
SHOP POOL FLOATS
My parents actually picked up these diving toys when they were looking for fun ways to get the kids in the water and they’re been such a hit! It’s a great way to build up time underwater and it’s definitely helped our kids feel more confident in the water as well.
Comfortable Non-Fog Goggles
If your kids are constantly complaining that their goggles hurt and/or they’re fogging up, these goggles will be your best friend. They have a stretchy fabric strap that loops around their head for a comfortable fit and are easy enough to slip on/off without tugging on their hair either. Fogged up goggles are also a huge pain but we’ve definitely had better luck with these as well.
These must-haves are essentials for our pool day and I hope you enjoy all the fun in the sun this summer!
What are your pool-day must haves?
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