Staying cool during the blistering summer heat is a tough task for many people, and while taking a dip in your local swimming pool is a favorite pastime, it’s not necessarily an option. Backyard swimming pools are everywhere in Southern California, but the majority of homeowners don’t have one, and many more don’t even have easy access to a local pool without significant transportation.
If you’re in this situation, there are many ways you can still beat the summer heat without having to trek to your closest swimming location. Here are just a few simple and fun ways to stay cool when summer cranks up the heat.
Use an Inflatable Pool
Inflatable pools come in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from small ones for young children to large containers that can comfortably hold several adults. The benefit to these pools is that you can put it up at the start of summer and then tear it down at the end so you don’t have to worry about maintaining it all year-round. Plus, they cost far less than installing a permanent pool in your yard and you can easily pick one up online or from local stores like Target or Wal-Mart.
Fire Up the Sprinklers
Sprinklers are a thoroughly enjoyable summer activity. Not only do they help your yard stay hydrated, but they also can cool you off. Kids love running through sprinklers and feeling the rush of the cool water hitting them. Don’t have a sprinkler? You can make one by poking a line of holes in an empty two-liter soda bottle and then attaching your hose with some duct tape.
Make Re-Useable Water Bombs
Water balloons are fun, but water bombs are even more fun because they can quickly be reloaded and tossed again. Simply buy a package of normal sponges (without any scrubbing material on them) and dip them in a bucket of cool water. Kids will love tossing them at each other and being able to quickly re-load them to throw them back.
See a Movie
Movie theaters were some of the first buildings in America to adopt central air conditioners, and today they maintain that reputation by keeping their facilities cool and crisp during the hottest summer days. Whether you want a night out with your significant other or are looking for something to keep the kids occupied for a few hours, the movie theater may be just the option you’re looking for.However you choose to beat the heat, the San Fernando Valley plumbers at Duran & Sons Universal Plumbing & Rooter hope you have a safe and fun summer! Call us today at (818) 946-0545 if you need a plumbing repair on installation service.