Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Swimming pools make hot summer days fun
As survivors of sexual or domestic violence it is only natural that we would want to treat ourselves to nice things. No one deserves to be abused. We all deserve to have good things happen for us and for our children.
One of the things that we may consider owning at some point is a swimming pool. There isn't a child anywhere who hasn't wanted one. It's one way that kids can have hours of fun that doesn't cost a fortune.
As parents, we can enjoy a small swimming pool just as much as the kids. We can put our feet in the swimming pool and splash around. Larger pools may have just space to allow us in with the kids. Sharing a fun experience with them can not only promote bonding but it may also be helpful with healing for everyone.
A small plastic pool costs only a few dollars. Larger inflatable varieties can range from $40 on up to around $250 depending on the size we choose.
When you own a swimming pool of any size there is some responsibility attached. The pool has to be properly maintained. This can mean draining small pools when they aren't in use. Larger swimming pools may require safety pool covers.
Whichever style you choose the most important thing is to remember to relax if you can and have fun with the kids.
~~~ Many thanks to PC Pools.com for sponsoring this blog.~~