The first swimming pool dome
“In early spring 2011, I bought an above-ground swimming pool. 2011 turned out to be a year with reasonable weather in spring and autumn, but a lousy summer. Anything but an ideal swimming pool year. But of course, my children always wanted to swim. From my horticultural background, the idea arose to place a transparent tent over the pool. In a horticultural greenhouse in the Netherlands, it is almost always more than 25 degrees from mid-April to mid-September. Even when the sun is not shining. This results in the water being rarely water cooler than 25 degrees. The daily cleaning of the water would therefore also be a thing of the past. We have a few trees near the swimming pool, which continuously drop leaves and other debris into the pool. So that problem was solved too. ”
Neighbours, friends and acquaintances were immediately enthusiastic: “You have to put that on the market!”
“The first version of the tent was certainly not optimal in terms of construction and materials used, but it immediately hit the mark in terms of functionality. For months our swimming pool was “the place to be” for the friends and girlfriends of the children. With this and some initial necessary improvements, the idea of the swimming pool tent was born. When it later turned out that the tent could also be used for, among other things, the trampoline, the sandpit and the vegetable garden, the plan was developed to further develop the product and then to bring it on the market. The SunnyTent name seemed the best for this. ”
More outdoor fun with the SunnyTent
“At a time when children watch too much TV, are engrossed in their smartphone and are sitting behind their gaming computers, creating extra options for fun outdoor play is important. After all, outdoor play is healthy in so many respects (fresh air, motor skills, endurance) and must therefore be encouraged. As the father of four children, I am happy with our SunnyTent!