It's been a long, hot summer, and as this family of black bears proves, we're not the only ones looking for a way to beat the heat.

When the bears discovered an above-ground-pool outside a Rockaway, New Jersey, home, Mama Bear and her five cubs hopped right in.

The Basso family said they watched the bears splash and play in their backyard for nearly an hour.

Family of bears cool off in backyard pool
It's been a long, hot summer, and as this family of black bears proves, we're not the only ones looking for a way to beat the heat.