How to Throw a Successful Pool Party This Summer  

by Pool Builders on 03-10-2010 in Articles

Finally, the summer season is just right around the corner. Now you can start planning for your next pool party. The pool experts at Blue Ribbon Pools suggest the following ideas in order to have an enjoyable and successful summer pool party this summer:

1. Decide on the rules beforehand. Do your guests need to bring swimwear and towels or will you be providing it? This should be decided prior to a pool party.

2. Choose food and drink carefully. Remember, hot food may not be advisable during a pool party and alcohol is a not suggested for swimmers. A selection of delicious salads, fruit, dips and vegetables will keep everyone happy, along with a choice of juices, sodas and iced teas.

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in advance but not too many days before the pool party otherwise it can get dirty again. This will insure the health and safety of your family and guest.

4. Ensure you have space for people to change in privacy and comfort - there may be mixed adults and children so plan adequately. And don't forget the sunscreen - mention it on your invitation and have extra standing by.

5. Set the scene - provide clean furniture at a safe distance from the water's edge. It will make your guests feel welcome on arrival.
6. Ideally, have two separate tables nearby - one for food and one for beverages. You may also want to label any food for people who have food intolerances or who are vegetarian. Check with your guests when you send out the invitations.

7. Even a little decoration goes a long way. Lanterns swaying in the breeze, large shells, even a sand pit - all add to the atmosphere. It'll be the next best thing to being by the sea!

8. Be prepared for the unexpected! Have some citronella oil or candles to keep the insects away. And a home first aid kit is a sensible precaution for any special occasion.

Last but certainly not least, to make sure your swimming pool is in good condition before you start inviting guest to swim, hire the services of a professional to inspect your pool. You may also want to consider investing in pool accessories such as a new pool cover to protect your swimming pool during the months it is not in use.

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