Consumers are invited to share their “funny, silly, romantic or inspirational” photos in Hayward Pool Products’ “Pin Your Pool” contest online. Deadline is Oct. 3. Entrants can submit as many photos as they like, but each must feature a pool – aboveground, inground or even wading pools. The judges will select winners based on the images’ fun and inspirational appeal, as well as the number of likes, shares and repins. Prizes: first place, $1,000; second place, a 32-GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi; third place, eight Visa gift cards ($100 value); fourth place, 40 Visa gift cards ($25 value). Bruce Porter, marketing communication director, said Hayward wants to capture the essence of the backyard pool experience via the Pinterest platform. “We encourage our trade partners to enter the contest and promote this with their customers. It’s free, easy and a wonderful way to share their favorite poolside memories for a chance to win great prizes.”

To enter: Via Facebook,  or Hayward’s website. Pinterest followers must create a board titled #haywardpinyourpool, then copy and paste their board URL in the comments section of Hayward’s “Pin Your Pool Contest” pin.