Who needs the beach? We found 9 fantastic ways to cool off at home, from sprinklers to slides

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Need to chill out? We've got the answer. (Photo: Amazon)
Need to chill out? We've got the answer. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s finally summer weather and warm temperatures are rolling in. But this season is definitely going to be different from those in the past. Many public pools and beaches have restrictions due to the pandemic, and public health experts recommend keeping your distance from others as much as possible.

Even if you’re not visiting your local pool or beach as much as you’d like, you’re going to want ways to find relief from the heat. 

Want to be prepared for when hot weather strikes? Check out these options for staying cool.

Bunch O Balloons

Bunch O Balloons (Photo: Amazon)
Bunch O Balloons (Photo: Amazon)

Hate having to fill up each individual water balloon? Attach a hose to this bunch, and you’ll have 100 water balloons ready to go in a snap. The balloons are self-sealing, so no need to tie. Brilliant. Comes with three bunches.

Balnore Water Gun

Balnore Water Gun
Balnore Water Gun

This thing is a far cry from those dinky little water pistols. Four nozzles shoot water up to a whopping 32 feet. An easy hand pump allows even younger kids to get in on the action.

Melissa & Doug Splash Patrol Sprinkler

Melissa & Doug Splash Patrol Sprinkler
Melissa & Doug Splash Patrol Sprinkler


This sprinkler, with 12 fun water heads, attaches easily to an outdoor garden hose for instant fun. Made of sturdy plastic, it can survive accidentally being kicked or stepped on. Also available in a flower design.

Grand Slam Baseball Water Slide

Grand Slam Baseball Water Slide
Grand Slam Baseball Water Slide

This water slide is set up like a baseball diamond with sprinklers all around, so you and your family can play a game while sliding—literally—around the bases. A nice feature: In addition to a lightweight ball and bat, the diamond comes with stakes to help secure it to the ground.

SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler

SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids
SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids

This No. 1 bestselling play sprinkler has a little bit of everything—it’s a splash pad for running through and also a small wading pool, in case you want to sit and revel in the cool spray. The base features letters and animals so little ones can soak up some knowledge, and a padded edge. Just hook up a hose, and enjoy.

Homech Inflatable Swimming Pool

Homech Inflatable Swimming Pool
Homech Inflatable Swimming Pool

Sometimes only a classic inflatable swimming pool will do. That’s where Homech’s version comes in. It’s sleek and simple, with a classic blue and white theme. At 120 inches long, it can hold 312 gallons of water and has enough room for two adults and five kids. Available to ship on June 23; pre-order now.

Jasonwell Trampoline Sprinkler

Jasonwell Trampoline Sprinkler (Photo: Amazon)
Jasonwell Trampoline Sprinkler (Photo: Amazon)

Trampolines are already kid kryptonite, and once you add a sprinkler? Well, prepare to have your backyard be the most popular on the block. This sprinkler attaches to any trampoline net to help cool down the floor by up to 25 degrees while spraying kids as they jump around.

iBaseToy Beach Ball Sprinkler for Kids

iBaseToy Beach Ball Sprinkler (Photo: Amazon)
iBaseToy Beach Ball Sprinkler (Photo: Amazon)

Just inflate and connect this giant beach ball to a hose, and let the fun begin! The water pressure and spray height is adjustable, and it makes a great pool or backyard toy for kiddos and adults alike.

SainSmart Jr. Kids Squirt Water Gun Bow Toy

SainSmart Jr. Kids Squirt Water Gun Bow Toy (Photo: Amazon)
SainSmart Jr. Kids Squirt Water Gun Bow Toy (Photo: Amazon)

This toy’s bow and arrow design is a fun twist on the classic water gun, but rest assured: It’s just as effective as the original. It even comes with swimming goggles to protect your kid’s eyes from watery blasts.

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