What to do if you don't have a pool? That's the big question for many during the dog days of summer. When the days are hot, a backyard pool alternative can provide a lot of relief and even more fun. Any kid who grew up without a pool probably remembers the timeless joy of running through sprinklers on the lawn. But these days, there are plenty of products with which to indulge in backyard fun even with no pool in sight.
That includes all manner of water slides, water blasters, and inflatable pool substitutes perfect for small yards. There are also innovations like reusable water balloons! For more practical adults, there are also basics to beat the heat, like umbrellas equipped with water misting systems, as well as some inflatable mini-pools in which to soak.
Even in a pool, you can't really go body boarding like you would in the ocean. This slide brings the body boarding to your backyard so you can enjoy the ride without sharks, riptides, or seaweed!
Kids love water parks, which can be expensive and perhaps even unsanitary even at the best of times. With this inflatable version, up to four kids can rule their own personal water park, complete with two slides, a pool, water cannons, and a climbing wall.
Everybody loves an elephant, especially a big blue elephant with a trunk that provides hours of fun and relief from the heat!
Once its blown up, this pool is small enough to fit on a deck or patio and large enough to allow for a luxuriant soak for grown-ups or some splashing around for kids.