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5 Things to Do Before Closing Your Pool for Fall

The back to school season is in full swing – you may have already received your kids’ back to school supply lists or even sent them off for their first day. With the beginning of the back-to-school season comes the promise of cooler weather and busier schedules. Because of these factors, you may even be thinking about performing your usual end-of-season pool maintenance and shutting it down – but think again.

Before you say goodbye to your pool for the season, try one of these end-of-summer ideas and tips:

Throw a Back to School Party

Some kids dread going back to school because it’s a return to obligation and a busy schedule after a long, lazy summer of fun. Extend the fun a little bit longer by hosting a back-to-school soiree at your home. Prepare a simple meal of hot dogs and s’mores and let the kids run, jump and play until the late hours of the evening. This will create a more positive association with back-to-school time and will also create family memories that last a lifetime.

Join a Neighborhood Block Party

Neighborhood block parties are fun ways for communities to get together, make new friends, and rekindle old relationships. Offer up your home (and your pool!) as one of the stops. If you’re worried about liability issues, consider starting a community fund to hire a certified lifeguard for the day. This will ensure that everyone has fun while staying safe in the water.

Throw a Luau

If you’re straining for party theme ideas, consider a luau. These tropical-themed parties will help you enjoy the hottest days of summer ahead, and they’re simple to plan. Line your outdoor areas with tiki torches, dispense leis to guests, and let your pool take center stage. If you’re feeling ambitious, have a pig roast, but a pizza with pineapple on it will also do the trick.

Consider a Pirate Party

For younger children, pirate parties can provide a unique spin on the traditional pool party. Think red and black decorations, have the kids “walk the plank,” and create underwater “buried treasure” for kids to find. The only limit is your imagination!

Host a “Dive-in Movie”

For an interesting twist on the drive-in movie, rent a screen and projector for the evening and put on your favorite show while everyone swims. It will be a party your kids and your friends will talk about for years to come!

Don’t let the end of summer pass you by. Enjoy what’s left of pool season by trying out one of these ideas.

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