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How To Beat the Back to School Blues

It’s that time of year again. The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to change, and the kids begin to moan about returning to the classroom. There is no better way to help beat those “back to school blues” by getting the most out of your above ground swimming pool for the month of September.


Depending on the region that you live in, despite the return to work and school, September can be one of the prime months for getting the most out of your swimming pool that you and your family are NOT going to want to miss out on this year.

Here are a few ideas of things you can do with the kids to continue making a splash throughout September.

Throw a Pool Party

What better way to help distract the kids from their “school blues” than to throw the best swimming pool party on the block?! It’s a great idea to get other parents and families involved and make it a community event. Try celebrating back to school this year instead of making it a miserable experience that the kids are dreading. You can theme your swimming pool party in school fashion and have fun food, games and activities that incorporate your swimming pool theme. Diving for pencils, decorating your above ground pool like a classroom, and having school supply prizes for the kids will help make it a celebration!

Start a Swimming Pool Club

Nothing will get the young ones excited like the experience of starting a club together. Get some neighborhood kids together to start a swimming pool club that meets in your above ground swimming pool once or twice a week. Getting “the gang” together to swim will keep the kids interested in using the pool and give them a great sense of team and belonging. You can structure it as much as they need by offering swimming pool activities like Marco-polo, synchronized swimming routines, cannon ball contest, etc.

Encourage Outdoor Activity After School

Despite homework and other distractions starting back up with school, it is important to remember that your kids remained cooped up in a classroom for long hours during the day. This means lots of pent up energy when they get home. Encourage your kids to go for a swim right after school in your above ground swimming pool and enjoy some sunshine before they hit the books. This will help them calm down for the rest of the night and be more productive in their studies.

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Keep the fun going all throughout September by getting in and participating yourself! Enjoy your swimming pool as a family and keep the fun going despite the back to school blues.