Swimming Pool Party: Red, White & Crystal Blue
This July 4th, celebrate our country’s independence with a little freedom from the heat. A pool party is a great way to relax with family and friends—and it doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Throw some kabobs and burgers on the grill, fill a few coolers with your beverages of choice and you’re set to go. Here are a few simple tips for ensuring your pool party is as enjoyable for you as it will be for your guests. And if you don’t have a pool, give us a call. We’ll work with you to design the perfect backyard oasis so you are ready for next July 4th.
- Make sure the water’s fine.
If you service your own pool, you’ll want to check the chemical levels in time enough to fix. Anticipate having more people in the pool than usual and adjust according. If you use a pool service company, let them know so they can ensure your pool is crystal clear come Independence Day.
- Plan seating.
Be sure to have a few lounging areas in the sun as well as in the shade. That way your guests can soak it up and stay cool as they wish.
- Supply sunscreen.
Have various kinds of sunscreen handy for guests who forget to apply or bring their own. Nothing ruins the afterglow of a great pool party than like the pain of a sunburn. This goes for you, too. As the busy host, do take time to apply and reapply.
- Strategize your grilling.
Have a plan for when and how you will grill. Prep all your food before guests arrive, and have plenty of snacks to keep hunger at bay while you get those burgers ready. The more you plan and prepare, the less hectic you’ll be come party time.
- Glass and swimming pools don’t mix.
Do offer an array of beverages, but be sure to serve drinks in plastic cups. You can purchase fancy ones to complement your cocktails. Using glassware is not recommended. The last thing you want to do is try and fetch shattered glass from the bottom of your pool–or, worse, make a side trip to the ER.
- Take notes for next year’s party.
Perhaps a bigger outdoor kitchen or some new decking would really take your swimming pool parties up a notch. Fall is a great time to remodel your pool—or install a new one. Contact your local pool designer, like Pacific Sun Pool & Spa, for a complimentary consultation.