Nothing says fun like a July 4th pool party. Kids playing Marco Polo in the pool. Adults engaged in conversation, playing games, or enjoying the spa. Some are barbecuing while others play. Anchor Pools & Spas has party planning tips for you to use to be sure your day is a success.
You want everyone to go home feeling as though they had a wonderful time at your house, playing or basking in your pool and spa. Here are some tips to follow that will increase your chances of throwing a perfect pool party.
Get Your Pool Ready for Company
You don’t want your guests, who are expecting a sparkling clean pool, to be faced with green water. You do not want them to go home with red and burning eyes because the pH of the water wasn’t properly balanced. Before your party, have your pool professionally analyzed so that your guests are treated to the clear pool water of their dreams.
Plan for Safe Decorations and Music
You likely will want your party decorations to be red, white, and blue, which are common colors for 4th of July celebrations. Think about using plastic red, white, and blue streamers in the pool to divide lanes for those who want to have swimming races.
One trend you should not do is to string lights of any color across your pool. If a light should dip and touch the pool water, swimmers could be severely shocked or even electrocuted. Keep the lights in trees and shrubbery far enough away from the pool so that there is no danger of them landing in the pool.
If you plan to string lights anywhere in the backyard where the pool is, when you have your professional from Anchor Pool & Spas come to check the chemicals of your pool water, ask him or her to also check the outlets for the lights you are using around the pool area to be sure there will be no safety issues.
Be Sure Your Young Swimming Guests are Kept Safe
If children will be at your pool party, you may want to hire a lifeguard. More than 350 children unnecessarily drown each year in background swimming pools. It is vital that everyone in charge of watching the children be aware that drowning is a silent activity. Children slip under water and are not noticed even when there are adults and other children nearby. The myth that drowning people flail their arms and scream is just that: a myth. Most likely, they just silently bob up and down in the water unnoticed. Do not let this happen at your party.
Implement these party planning tips and you should have a fun and memorable day for your guests. We can help you achieve that goal, so contact us at Anchor Pool & Spas for more information.