This post was originally sponsored content and has since been updated.
We have taken full advantage of having a backyard saltwater pool this summer. With temperatures reaching 120 degrees in Arizona already, we swim several times a day. This is only our second summer with a backyard saltwater pool and it’s a construction decision we certainly are happy about. Several years ago we had our home on the market to sell but then decided we would be much happier staying where we were if we had a backyard saltwater pool.
We took our home off the market and just a few months later, had a saltwater pool in our backyard. The construction was fast and we couldn’t wait for our first summer with a pool. The differences between saltwater and chlorinated pools are more about the maintenance but having two daughters, I am more focused on the positive differences I’ve seen on our hair and skin. Remember those days of green hair after too much time in the pool? That doesn’t happen with a saltwater system. I’m also really loving that we can use Hyland’s Earache Drops to help quickly relieve any pain associated with earaches from too much time in the pool. This summer all we need to do to survive another heat wave is eat, swim and sleep!
We decided to build our saltwater pool during the winter months but couldn’t wait for summer to start swimming. The much anticipated warm weather came quickly and our daughters have spent everyday in the pool. Working from home has been fantastic this year because my time is truly scheduled around summer camp and swimming with friends.
The saltwater pool maintenance is different than a chlorinated pool but my husband handles that. The girls and I make sure pool floats are blown up and we sample new popsicle recipes to be pool ready all week.
Backyard saltwater pool essentials
Shade and sun care
With any backyard pool, sun care is essential. Our girls know they can’t swim without sunscreen. Spending all hours of the day in our pool also means we are constantly moving umbrellas to make sure we have plenty of shade.
Pool floats and toys
Add some fun to your summer with bright pool floats and toys. A water wheel and pink flamingo float are favorites in our pool.
Our youngest daughter is two and does not enter the water without her puddle jumper. We also have a pool fence enclosing our back patio. We constantly have neighborhood friends visiting to play in the pool and they all hear our safety rules before swimming.
It’s summer, you’re swimming everyday, and inevitably someone in your home is ending up with an earache. Hyland’s Earache Drops have no alcohol and no sting so they are perfect for little ears. They temporarily relieve the symptoms associated with earaches after diagnosis by a physician and relieve the common pain and itching of swimmer’s ear. They also help to relieve symptoms of earaches, including fever, pain, irritability and sleeplessness, and they give relief to earaches from non-chlorinated water.
Snacks & hydration
Just because you’re in the water doesn’t mean you don’t need to stop for water breaks. Make sure you’re reminding your little ones to take a quick break for a drink. Share hydrating snacks throughout the day too like fruits and veggies or go straight for the popsicles on those really warm summer days.
We are fully prepared for a summer of fun with our backyard saltwater pool and extra ready for those uncomfortable earaches because we have Hyland’s Earache Drops in our medicine cabinet.
What are you doing to make sure you’re ready for water play all summer?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hyland’s Earache Drops. The uses for Hyland’s products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.