Pool & Patio Gadgets
Cue the Jaws soundtrack. This 2-foot long radio-controlled shark is ready for the pool. With a submersible controller (so you can swim with the shark), it has a range of 40' and a 15-minute runtime.
Ever wish you had just half an umbrella, due to limited patio space, or perhaps a desire to put a small table up against a wall? Well now you can, with a half-circle umbrella, which can be used either stand-alone (like an awning), or with a half-circle table and chairs. I like to call it a "halfbrella".
Tomato plant vines sprawl as they grow, requiring time and attention to keep them properly staked above ground. This planter takes the toil out of growing tomatoes by elevating the planting bed and allowing vines to grow downward from holes in the bottom. The hanging vines need almost no attention and ensure that tomatoes ripen in the air where they won’t rot. Complementary plants like parsley, rosemary and peppers can be planted on the top. Great for balconies.
Countering hot weather with its refreshing mist, this fan makes a patio or deck comfortable. It's lightweight and easy to move. When its 6-foot hose connection is attached to an ordinary garden hose or spigot, the fan circulates water to a four-nozzle misting head, then gently mists the surrounding area, reducing the air temperature by as much as 25 degrees. Cools up to 950 square feet. UV- and rust-resistant with solid-state construction. Given that flying insects typically avoid wind and moisture, the fan can also help to either drive them away or (hopefully) really aggrevate the ones that don't leave.
This extra wide water broom quickly pressure-sweeps large driveways, poolsides, tennis courts, and other expanses that can take hours to clean using a standard pressure washer or garden hose. Seven threaded brass nozzles maintain strong, uniform spray at a constant height for even water distribution that washes away dirt across a 3-foot wide swath. Uses only 1/10th the water of a standard garden hose, rust-proof and easy to push, maneuver, and turn for strain-free one-handed operation.
Unlike other large outdoor umbrellas, which can be unwieldy and difficult to slide open manually, this remote control model can be opened or closed from up to 20 feet away, even through walls, by simply pressing a button. Extremely stable, this nine-foot diameter umbrella has a heavy base, as well as vents which keep water out, while allowing strong winds to pass through. The canopy is made of sun-resistant fabric, and its open/close motor is controlled by a rechargeable battery concealed in the umbrella’s base. (Great at outdoor evening séances.)
Tired of stringing up an ugly tarp? Perfect for the garden or campsite, the Coolaroo provides instant shade with style.
The Safety Turtle® System helps protect your child, their friends, nieces and nephews from water accidents by sounding an alarm the instant he or she falls or ventures into the water. Though it’s not a substitute for proper supervision, it is a "last line of defense" against potentially tragic accidents. And if you have more than one child out near the pool, any number of Turtle wristbands of the same color can be used with one base station.
The case for this intelligent pool purifier is straightforward. No more bleached hair or towels, dry skin or itchy eyes. Reduced chlorine use by up to 80%. Low-maintenance system that requires little attention. Powered by environmentally friendly solar panels so no expensive batteries or high electric bills. Handles pools up to 40,000 gallons.