8 Ways To Prepare for Your Memorial Day Pool Party
The warmer months have arrived, and you are ready to start enjoying your pool — and Memorial Day weekend is a great time to kick off the pool season. If you’re hosting the weekend’s festivities this year and your pool is going to be front and center, here are 8 tips to help you prepare.
Setting Up Your Pool Area
While you might want to just jump right into your pool, setting up your area first can take a lot of weight off your mind.
1. Skim Debris Off the Water
Most of the time, a little bit of debris will have settled in the pipes. There’s nothing worse than finding something floating in the pool at the time of the party and having to stop everyone so you can skim first.
2. Check Your Water’s pH
Check the water’s pH level and add the appropriate chemicals to make sure the water will be safe for everyone to enjoy. You can always get your water tested at your nearest Customer Care Location.
3. Set up Food Areas
There is nothing worse than cleaning out your pool only to have someone dunk a loaded hotdog in it. Setting up food areas a bit away from the pool and making them comfy and accessible helps ensure food messes stay contained. Consider putting the best outdoor chairs you have a little farther away. You can also opt for less saucy or crumby options that are easier to get off sticky hands and put out plenty of water.
4. Bug Defense
When you’re flooding your backyard with people and food, it’s only natural that it might attract some unwanted visitors. Setting up bug-repellent candles, electric systems, or incense around the perimeter of your space can bring some relief, as most personal bug-repellents will wash right off your pool-going guests. Make sure to check the effective radius on your repellent to make sure you have full-area coverage.
Prepare for the Party
Next comes the party preparations that make it more than a picnic.
5. Get Floaties and Other Pool Toys Ready
Having floatation devices on hand will make everyone’s day calmer, safer, and more fun. Pool toys can also keep kids and other guests entertained.
6. Know Who’s Watching
Designate one or two people to make sure everyone is staying safe in the pool, isn’t running in slippery areas, and is having fun.
7. Have Plenty of Towels and Sunscreen Ready Poolside
If the towels aren’t stacked by the pool, then people might go into the house looking for them. Keep your house dry by making sure you have enough for everyone outside. Similarly, someone will forget to bring their sunscreen, and you probably want to send them home with fun memories rather than a sunburn, so keep an extra bottle handy.
8. After the Party, Pick up Some Pool Shock
After flooding your pool with visitors, you might need some pool shock to get the chemical balance back to where it needs to be. Make sure to visit one of our 5 Pools of Fun Customer Care Locations to get your pool water tested and balanced so you have it ready to go after the party’s over.
Get in Touch With Pools of Fun to Help Get Your Pool Ready
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