Each and every day new and improved gadgets are being introduced to the market. New computers with copious amounts of memory constantly line the computer stores, whilst mobile phones are released that allow for full length videos to be played effortlessly. It is without doubt that the current world is one that adores new gadgets.
So what about some gadgets for the swimming pool?
Endless Pools - since 1995, Endless Pools have been producing a range of swimming pools that although only marginally bigger than a large hot tub, allow for long distance swimming to be carried out.
The pools created by this company work in the same way as a standard treadmill does, by recycling the same water in the pool, pushing it from one end to the other, giving the sensation of swimming against the current.
SwiMP3 - for those who swim for exercise or enjoyment, music is often missed as unless a stereo is playing at the loudest volume, it is almost impossible to listen to music whilst swimming - and even then the quality isn't great. However, there have been a range of products created in recent years to combat this problem, such as the SwiMP3.
This music player uses a technique that transfers sound from the earpiece, along the cheek bone and into the ear. As most other underwater MP3 players rely on the quality of the ear plug to transfer sounds direct to the ear, the SwiMP3 ensures that sound quality is good, regardless of where you are swimming or the type of stroke you are using.
Slack Amphibious Lounger - killing two birds with one stone, Slack have produced an item that has seen an end to uncomfortable poolside furniture and useless swimming pool inflatables. Ten months in production, Slack successfully created the Amphibious Lounger which is, in effect, a large beanbag that can float on water.
A standard bean bag on the poolside, the Lounger works in the pool by letting in water through the specially designed material, which then reacts with the contents, producing hundreds of inflatable 'beans'.
Solar Shower - due to chlorine being a corrosive chemical, many people cannot use swimming pools that use chlorine for substantial lengths of time without showering in between uses.
To make things easier, rather than having to continually walk indoors to shower, there have been a range of solar panel outdoor showers produced that when attached to a clean water supply, will produce warm water for showering under without any need for connection to an electrical socket. Furthermore, the majority of solar showers created are designed to also be used when camping or traveling and are therefore extremely light weight, telescopic and very easy to carry around.
Oasis Insta-Pool - it is well known that for a permanent swimming pool, the cost can easily reach $45,000. As a lot of people simply do not have the space, or only believe they will use the swimming pool for a few weeks each year, then the Insta-Pool could be a good solution.
The pool is more than 12 feet long, takes only moments to set up and take down. It comes with a filter, ladder, ground cover and pool cover, making for one of the most affordable swimming pools on the market today.