Just an idea of how to keep your cell phone close to you while in the pool.
1. Cell phone.
3. wide mouth jar/jug. (preferably plastic)
Optional.... A facecloth, to dry your hands before you handle the phone, and also to cover the phone to keep out of direct sunlight. Those in temperate areas, I know you know this will be handy.
Step 1: Put the Phone in the Jar/Jug
Put the phone in the jar / jug. Put the lid on the jar / jug.
Step 2: Put the Jar/Jug in the Pool.
Put the jug in the pool. Don't forgot your cooler: