You probably shouldn't use this in the pool, but you can because it's constructed of ABS plastic with a satin wood look finish. These ukes are almost indestructible which makes them great for kids. The frets are molded as part of the neck so there are no fret ends to stick out. The bridge is bonded to the body so it can't rip off. To top it off it comes with a gig bag to tote it around.