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While it’s still too early to tell just what the summertime will look like this year, it’s probably safe to say it’ll be a bit different due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Beaches and waterparks may be closed, festivals will likely be canceled and pool parties and vacations are also probably not happening. That does not mean, however, that you can’t enjoy some summer fun right at home while safely practicing social distancing.
If you have a trampoline, you can even use that to beat the summer heat thanks to a trampoline water sprinkler for sale on Amazon for only $26.99. You will, of course, need a trampoline and also a trampoline net.
The sprinkler works by attaching to the trampoline net directly with zip ties. Water sprays from the net onto the trampoline, which the company says lowers the temperature on the trampoline by up to 25 degrees.
The sprinkler is available for Prime shipping, but it may not ship as quickly as usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, while it’s still too chilly in many parts of the country to even think about using a sprinkler, you may want to order now just in case it takes a while to ship.
It’s important to note that wet trampolines can become dangerously slippery. Don’t forget to zip up the safety net and only allow one child on the trampoline at a time.
In other summer-recreation news, if there is a lake near you and social distancing guidelines are lifted this summer, Sam’s Club has some pretty impressive floats that fit up to six people.
This 18-foot airplane float, available for $169.98 for Sam’s Club members, even includes a built-in inflatable bench seat, cup holders, two coolers and a boarding platform.
Of course, there is a chance we will still be social distancing this summer, so smaller pool floats — like this glittery llama float for $24.99 — or even inflatable pools for your backyard might be a better bet.
This inflatable heart-shaped pool from Funboy fits two adults or multiple children and inflates in two minutes. Orders ship within 48 hours and 20% of the profits are currently being donated to Feeding America.
If you’re just shopping for kids, Sam’s Club also has giant inflatable water slides and bounce houses.
My 1st Splash ‘n Slide inflates in just a few minutes and only requires a garden hose to add water. Meanwhile, My 1st Jump ‘n Slide doesn’t use water, but does have a bounce house and basketball hoop. Members can get each of these for $199.98.
Do you have plans for some stay-at-home backyard fun this summer?