No Swimming Pool? These Inflatable Water Toys Will Do the Trick

In a pinch, these blow-ups can turn your backyard into a summer oasis.

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No pool? No problem. Not if you have a few water-based alternatives that are easy to assemble.Shutterstock

Summer days can stretch endlessly when your kids don’t have a backyard swimming pool, but the good news is that there are plenty of fun water toys and outdoor products to turn your backyard into a mini oasis. From inflatable pools to slides and mats, there are options out there for children of all ages—all you need is a garden hose and outdoor spigot to join in on the fun! Your kids and your sanity will thank you.

sprinkler

As Simple as it Gets

Little kids will love this on a hot day.Amazon

Small children enjoy playing in the water, so why not get them a splash pad that is not only fun, but also promotes the development of strong head, neck, and shoulder muscles—as well as defining specific motor skills! Perfect for all-around relaxation, or to bring to the pool or beach, this mat is patterned with colorful featuring ocean characters that kids will love. Simply plug the mat into a garden hose, adjust the water pressure and spray heigh, and you’re ready to go!

kiddie pool

Being Basic isn’t a Bad Thing

Even adults will love having a little kiddie pool for the hottest days.Amazon

Start the summer on the right foot for your little ones with this durable, inflatable kiddie swimming pool with a durable vinyl construction. Your child will have fun splashing on even the hottest summer days with a colorful print featuring flamingos, pineapples, ice cream, popsicles, watermelon, coconuts, and more. And at just 10 inches high and 48 inches wide, you won’t have to worry about safety being an issue as with traditional pools!

Slip n slide

Add a Little More Excitement

Get two and have races with friends and family.Amazon

Your kids have fun and stay active on the hottest summer days with the Wham-O Slip and Slide Extreme Hydroplane—the most trusted name in backyard water slides. An extra-large splash zone and slide boogie take the splashy fun to the next level, while hydro-glide technology creates beads of water for even faster slide action. And best of all—unlike your local waterpark—there are no lines for this ride!