I love summer. My favorite summer past time is swimming at my local pool. There is something magical to me about splashing around the pool with those you love! This summer I’ve noticed and increased amount of kids at the pool swimming in their casts. Yesterday, I counted no less than 3 kids wading around the pool in their hard fiberglass casts. GASP!
Maybe I’m behind the times and there is a new magic fiberglass that casts are being formed from… but I somehow believe they were swimming in regular fiberglass. But, hey if their parents are okay with it so am I.
But, in case you don’t want to swim in your fiberglass cast this summer I did a little internet research to find a few alternatives to save you from swimming in bare fiberglass:
1. DryPro™: According to the DryPro™ website, “The DryPro™ Cast Protector is completely water tight keeping your casts and bandages dry.” The DryPro™ is made from a waterproof material and seals with a vacuum. The DryPro™retails at about $37 from the DryPro™ official website. The device is also sold on Amazon with prices starting at $30.00.
2. AquaCast Waterproof Cast Liner: AquaCast boasts that fiberglass is already a waterproof material so all the cast wearer needs to do is have their Waterproof Cast Liner installed underneath a fiberglass hard shell. I imagine the liner will have to be purchased pre-injury and put on by a medical professional. But, it looks like the results might be worth the hassle. AquaCast liners start at $20.99 a roll.
How do/did you keep your cast safe during the summer? Have you used any of these devices or did you use the old trash bag/plastic bag standard?