Best (Water-Safe) Cameras for Capturing Pool Memories

Fathers create lasting memories in their children’s lives. At the pool, fathers often teach kids valuable skills like learning to swim swim, they catch their kids when they jump in the pool the first time and coach their kids and teach them. So many memories can be made around a swimming pool. It’s fun to capture those memories on camera, but using your expensive smart phone can be risky as many smart phones are not water proof. If you own a nice DSLR camera, you probably don’t want to get that wet either. In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve put together a list of the top water-friendly cameras.

Budget-friendly Digital Cameras

  • Nikon Cool Pix W100

This compact digital camera can be submerged up to 33 feet making it a great camera for taking fun underwater photos–plus you don’t have to worry about it getting wet around the pool! You can also capture great, quality video at 1080p and it connects to WiFi and Bluetooth. Learn more.

  • Fujifilm Fine Pix XP120

Not only can this camera survive up to 65 feet of water, but it’s also very durable. The camera can withstand being dropped and also any freezing temperatures (although you probably won’t have that around the pool!). It’s a quality camera that can also take 1080p video. Learn more.

There are so many cameras on the market that capture images both above and below water. The camera that’s right for you ultimately depends on your budget and needs as these cameras can range from $200 all the way to $2,000. Check out this great camera buying guide for information on the best water-friendly cameras on the market.

Water-friendly Smart Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

This phone as IP68 certification and can be submerged up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes–so if you drop this phone in the pool, you can rest assured it will still work. Learn more.

  • iPhone 7 Plus

This phone has IP67 certification water resistance which means it’s slightly less water resistant than the Samsung Galaxy S8, but it still can withstand splashes of water and can survive in a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. Learn more.


We hope everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day and gains many wonderful new memories. To begin the pool buying process (and start having memorable experiences around the pool) contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.