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Water Basketball and 5 Pool Games You Need to Try

Jul 4th 2018

It’s summer and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. If you have a pool, you’re in a select group of lucky individuals who don’t even have to leave their homes in order to have a blast.Pools are a great way to get family and friends together for some fun in the sun. Even when it’s hot and humid, a pool offers the perfect way to be active without being overheated.And it’s a good thing you’ve got a built-in source of entertainment right in your own backyard. In our world of hustle and bustle, there’s a growing trend to take a summer vacation — at home. Whimsically named “staycations,” this trend underscores that today’s families want simpler fun and leisure activities that don’t cost a lot of money and don’t require the hectic pace of airline and car travel. So there are the stay-cationers, but what’s even more interesting is that more and more Americans seem to be opting for no vacations at all, with 43% of Americans claiming they won’t take vacation at all thi…

Make Your Summer a Slam Dunk with Pool Basketball

Jun 4th 2018

Nothing says summer fun like a sport that combines the cool, refreshing environment of a crystal-clear pool with the high-energy game play of basketball. Plus, pool basketball is a great way to entertain a group of friends for a summer afternoon when everyone’s tired of being cooped up indoors. The chill of the pool water coupled with invigorating exercise is the perfect antidote for those summer doldrums. Perfect for large groups or even just a handful of friends, pool basketball is your answer to summer entertainment. Never heard of pool basketball? That’s okay — here’s a quick primer to get you up to speed.What is Pool Basketball? Pool basketball, also called water basketball, combines the fast-paced action of water polo with the finesse of basketball into a game you can play in your own backyard swimming pool. It was created in 1986 by an Italian, Francesco Rizzuto, who developed the format for the basic game. Currently, there are a lot of variations of the game, b…