Summer is officially here (even if the temps seem to disagree)!
Midwesterners know all about having to maximize the summer season. They are pros at taking advantage of every single warm sunny day that comes along. Having a backyard pool gives you an obvious edge in hosting an awesome party.
Why not take it to the next level with these tips and tricks for planning the perfect pool party? Whether it’s for the 4th of July, a graduation party, or the next warm sunny day we have, you’ll enjoy these life hacks.
Keep Cloudy or Contaminated Water at Bay
Ensure you have crystal clear water the day of the party by getting your water tested five-seven days before the event.
This allows enough time to treat potential contamination issues and clear up cloudy water. Have you registered for the TruBlue Promise? By using the BioGuard 3-Step program, you will be assured of clear water and if you ever do get algae, they will pay you $20 to fix the issue.
Give Your Pool an Extra Boost
Blast the chlorine levels – give your pool a healthy dose of chlorine to combat the added amount of sunscreen, lotions and makeup that can lower sanitizer levels.
Help Your Guests Refresh and Rejuvenate
Fun summer drinks are especially popular on hot summer days.
Why not set up an Arnold Palmer bar with different flavors of lemonades and teas. Provide lots of ice, lemon wedges, cut up fruit and mint leaves to garnish. Serve some delicious Dot’s pretzels, available at our stores, to provide the perfect salty/sweet/sour combination.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Celebrate with your favorite tunes! Make a playlist beforehand with all your favorite summer jams to avoid commercials interrupting the flow and the dancing.
Keep the Water Outside, Not Inside
Create a dry-off area outside the entrance to your home so that guests aren’t bringing water in thus creating slippery floors.
Then, have lots of big, beach towels on hand. You can also put benches and hooks right outside your door and make signs that remind guests to dry off before entering the house.
Pool Floats and Toys are a Must!
Make sure you have plenty of options for fun in the sun and easy-going relaxing. If you are running low or have some tired-looking pool noodles, stop into Arvidson and check out our new pool toys! All pool toys and floats are 25% off July 2-8, 2019.
C’mon Baby, Light My Fire
From day to night, be sure to have a fire pit ready to create the ambiance and peace that comes from a crackling fire.
Plan ahead for the ever-popular s’more making with plenty of sticks or s’more forks to go around. Make it extra special with a variety of different chocolate options including Reese’s Cups, Cookies n Cream, dark chocolate and the traditional milk chocolate. Your guests will love trying new creative twists on this American taste sensation.
Do you have any other ideas for the perfect pool party? We’d love to hear them! Respond in the comments section or share them on our Facebook page with other pool owners in the area.
Wishing you all a fantastic Independence Day Celebration. As a reminder, our stores are closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019.