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Who doesn’t enjoy a great day at the pool? However, if you are among the ones who find it tough to swim, pool noodles are going to be of great help. But, it is very important that what you use is eco-friendly as taking care of the environment is our responsibility. We are a part of this beautiful world where things are made of plastic or other toxic materials are creating a negative impact on the environment.

A great day at the beach is full of joy and with family, it becomes even more enjoyable. When you have kids in the family, you want them to learn swimming and for that, you might enroll them in the swimming classes or would like to teach them at home. In any case, at one point or another, you would need to buy or use the products that can make swimming fun and a lot easier. Apparently, it might seem like a small issue. However, it is very important to invest in the right products that are not only safe for the environment but are safe for your health as well. You have to teach your kids the importance of respecting the environment and buying the products that are eco-friendly.

Pool Noodles

The pool noodles would assist a person who has just begin the swimming classes. It can be of great help during the learning process. It can assist people in swimming. There are many other uses of pool noodles as well. For example, these are used for supporting shoes, cyclists use these for safety, it is used as industrial pipe insulation, and so much more. Pool noodles are composed of polyethylene foam.

These products can make your life easy in so many ways. You can have fun with it and it would assist in making your life easy. However, it might contain PVC and BPA and thus, it is not safe for the environment. When you buy the pool noodles, make sure it is written on the product description that it is friendly to the environment.

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Eco-Friendly Alternatives

It is important to find eco-friendly alternatives to pool noodles. It can make your life easy and guilt-free since you won’t be harming the environment anymore. It is important that you take into account the protection and safety of the environment that is nourishing you.

Some of the products that we all use during swimming are harmful not only for the environment but for our health as well.

Bathing Suits Composed of Organic Material

Instead of using the bathing suits that are composed of toxic material, you can go for the one that is composed of organic material. You can get a variety of options online. All you have to do is search for it. Some of the bathing suits would be made of recycled materials. You can look for the most suitable ones that suit your style statement. Taking care of your health and environment should be your priority.

Toys at Pool Area

Mostly the toys at the pool area and the pool noodles are composed of a material that is not eco-friendly. You have to look for the pool toys that are eco-friendly and for this purpose try to find the toys free of PVC and BPA. If there are PVC and BPA in the toys, make sure you don’t buy it since it would create a negative impact on our environment especially if you plan to swim at the seaside, be extra careful. You don’t want to harm sea life in any way.

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PVC Free Noodles

When you go to the market to purchase the noodles, make sure you find the ones that are free of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). If there is PVC in it, don’t buy it. It takes a commitment not to buy such things that can create a negative impact on the environment you belong to. You can buy the pool noodles that are made of EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). Try to find the ones in the market or online that are composed of EVA.

Eco-friendly Pool Floats

Pool floats can play a vital role for those who find it hard to swim or just learning to swim. With the help of pool floats, it becomes a lot easier to spend some time in the pool. Not only at the pool, but some people also enjoy a good time with the family by taking such products to the beach or lake. However, whenever you buy a pool float, go for the eco-friendly options. You might not be aware of the harmful impact of a certain product unless you try to gather information about it. It is always better to be on the safe side.

Harmful Products to Look Out For

Since you might not be aware of some of the harmful ingredients that can create a huge impact on your life, it is important to learn about it since it would guide you in skipping such harmful products.

Nylon

You can find a lot of products that are composed of nylon. It is not eco-friendly and can thus create an impact on the environment. Try to find such products online that are not composed of nylon especially the ones that you plan to take on swimming lessons with you.

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Oxybenzone

If you are using any product that contains oxybenzone try to avoid using it. It can cause a harmful impact on your health. Make sure whatever product you buy, it is eco-friendly. Sometimes even the sunscreen that you buy has some toxic ingredients and it is not good for your skin, which is why it is important for you to read the list of ingredients before making a final purchase decision.

Phthalates

It is one of the toxic material. It is common in the pool toys. You can read about it on some of the floaties as well. If you find it written on the floaties, pool toys, or the life vest, try not to buy it. If there is such toxic material in the product you are using there are chances that it would trigger some sort of allergic reaction provided that you have an allergy from such materials. It can also cause asthma in some people. You should buy the ones that are eco-friendly only. Search for it online if you can’t find it in any shop. There would be tons of buyers selling such products online and you would be able to grab a good deal.

Tips on Finding Eco-friendly Alternatives

Below are some of the tips that can assist you in finding the eco-friendly alternatives to pool noodles:

  • Make sure there is no PVC in the product you are buying for the swimming or beach.
  • Make sure whatever you purchase is free of BPA. Such products are harmful not only for the environment but for your health as well.
  • Look for the floaties and toys online if you are not able to find it in the physical stores.
  • Recyclable products or the products that are composed of organic material would be best to buy. Since these would be recyclable you don’t have to worry about throwing these away.
  • With technological advancement, it is now possible to get relevant and reliable information within a short span of time. Sometimes life vests are really important, but they might have PVC in them. Thus, try to aim for the life vests that are quite old/used as these would be off gassed already.
  • You can buy the pool noodles that have EVA in them. Make sure whenever you go to purchase the pool noodles you read the product description and make sure there is EVA, or it is eco-friendly.
  • Avoid buying the products that have phthalates, nylon, or oxybenzone.
  • Make sure even the swimsuits that you buy are made of recyclable or eco-friendly material.
  • Educate your children and everyone around you on the importance of eco-friendly alternatives. Creating awareness among the people of the modern age is important. You can use social media for this purpose.
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Final Words

We are living in an era of modernization and information technology. Earth is a beautiful place to dwell and spend the rest of our life. However, without our knowledge, we might be creating a negative impact on this beautiful planet. It is thus, our responsibility to take care of our world. The least we can do is invest in the kind of products that are eco-friendly. Using the pool noodles that are not eco-friendly might seem like a small issue.

However, it can create a negative impact on the environment that you are a part of. Make sure you are buying the right kind of products and you should thus be aware of the harmful and toxic materials that are available out there in the market. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to create awareness among people of the modern age to know the value and importance of eco-friendly alternatives. Life is full of surprises, but you don’t want to take the chances when it comes to investing in the products that are toxic to your loved ones or your environment in any case.  Life is beautiful and thus, you deserve to use the most natural and eco-friendly things to make it better.

Next time when you go swimming with your family or friends, make sure you are using the safest products available in the market and educate others on this topic as well since it is for the betterment of your health and for the safety of this world.