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    Cool Favorite pool toy?

    This may be geared towards people with children but... what is everyone's favorite pool toy and why (and no, not your test kit...)?
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    99 store squirt gun. The thing is amazingly accurate, and has about a 15' reach. It's really fun to use on those people who like to ease into the water rather than just plunge in.
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    Pool noodles get more use in ours than anything else.
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    99 store squirt gun. The thing is amazingly accurate, and has about a 15' reach. It's really fun to use on those people who like to ease into the water rather than just plunge in.
    That is pretty far for a 99 squirt gun!

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    I'm going to have to say the basketball/hoop combo at my house. Especially if there are more than two people in the pool and a game of HORSE can get started.
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Hmm? The wife?

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    Hmm? The wife?
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Noodles!!

    We like the football too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Figured that would come from you.......(dang it you beat me to it!!!!)

    Since peacefulkancer ruled out test kits, i'd have to go with the brush and vacuum.........

    We don't have kids of our own young enough for pool toys, just daughter's boyfriend's foster brothers and sisters that come over once in a while.
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    A floating cooler..............
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Row boat, wave cruiser, diving toys, donuts. Kids will play with almost anything. They even like some Dollar Store inflatables but they don't last.
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    my remote control boat. Its a blast
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    My intex floating lounge chair!
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    We have a basketball goal that gets used constantly but besides that the best thing for the kids has to be giant floaties that I bought at albertsons (grocery store) last year. Here is a pic of the floaties (taken before my pool redo - please ignore the ugly pool) :



    And for scale, here is my then 12 year old 5'9" daughter riding on hers:



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    What do you mean, ugly pool?

    Have you seen mine?
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    What do you mean, ugly pool?

    Have you seen mine?
    Summer time in Texas no one complained that it was ugly! lol!
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    I am not a fan of the blow up items. I have been known to let them blow off into the yard where nearly every plant has thorns (hey, I'm in the desert!).

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    ... and I am still waiting on pictures from Hawk....
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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    We fill the pool with tons if floats, big and small, then we play hide and seek. Lots of fun day or night. Seeker isn't allowed to open eyes underwater. Don't have the floats inflated yet, but I'll post pix when the hide and seek competitions start, after school ends in a few weeks.

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    Re: Favorite pool toy?

    Just saw some "lighted" pool noodles. A tad cost prohibitive at 40 bucks a pop.
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    We bought some light up noodles here in WI at Menards that went for $8 a pop. I'll advise on value or not if it ever gets warm here.

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