Have The Ultimate 4th of July Pool Party
The 328,739 square-foot Lagoon at Epperson in Florida is the largest pool in the United States. No matter what size your pool is, you can still amaze your friends by preparing to throw a memorable pool bash this 4th of July.
So what makes for a great pool party? Following these easy tips can ensure that you throw the most fun pool party on the block.
Start with a Checklist
Having a party checklist for the ultimate party can ensure that you don’t forget the basics. These supplies are must-haves for any pool party.
- First aid kit
- Extra towels
- Bug repellent
- Hand sanitizer
- Shade structure
- Backyard lighting
A little bit of preparation will ensure that you don’t have to make any trips to pick up supplies that you forgot. You can keep these essential items in your pool house.
Nothing can shatter a good time near the pool like broken glass. Those shards can pose a risk to swimmers and pool equipment. You can avoid these problems by investing in shatterproof dishware.
Plastic and paper bowls, cups, and utensils are all use-friendly. Plus, you won’t have to worry about cleaning up afterward. Pick plates, napkins, and utensils that match your July 4 theme like a beach theme.
Patriotic Pool Floats and More
What is a 4th of July pool party without red, white and blue? Have you considered adding red, white and blue to the pool with round pool floats, rafts, beach balls and patriotic pool noodles?
For other ideas on decorating the table, start by installing red, white or blue umbrellas and adding the patriotic table cloth and utensils with American flags coming from the planters. And last but not least do not forget the traditional cake representing the flag with blueberries, strawberries and whip cream. Always a hit!
Beat the Heat
Here’s a party idea: Think about foods that can last out in the sun without spoiling. Salads can wither in the sun. Stick with yummy items like hummus, fruit cups, and veggies that last longer in the heat.
If your recipes need to be kept cool, you can bring an outdoor refrigerator. Or you can use an inflatable food service bar!
The fun bars can be placed pretty much anywhere. Add some ice and beverages for the ultimate party! You have all your food and drink needs covered.
Make It Mini
Instead of having a ginormous bowl of dip, consider having individual-sized cups full of dip. Try mini cakes instead of one large cake. Your guests will benefit from portion control, and they may enjoy having their individual treats as well.
Find the Perfect Pool Temperature
Having a comfortable pool is just as important as having a clean pool. If it’s a sweltering day, having warm water may not offer a refreshing experience.
If you have a temperature-controlled pool, aim for a setting between warm and refreshing. Somewhere near 82 degrees is a good goal. Your guests will be more likely to linger in the pool that way.
More Swimming Pool Tips
When planning a pool party, some prep work and following these party ideas can go a long way. Consider these tips as a starting point. Each neighborhood hood is different, so customize the experience to meet the participants’ aims.
As you plan for an amazing July 4 pool party, we’ll be here to help you. Whether you want to build a new pool, upgrade, add an outdoor kitchen and patio cover or replace your existing pool equipment, you can trust that our prices will always be competitive. Contact Precision Pools and Spas today to find out more.