The 4th of July is fast approaching. What better way to celebrate than by hosting a backyard pool party? With the right planning and preparation, you can create an unforgettable experience that your guests will love.
How to Have a Doughboy Pool Party
Doughboy® Pool owners have made the most of Independence Day by practicing some basic pool party tips over the years. Here are some of our favorites. Keep them in mind as you plan to celebrate America’s birthday in your made-in-America Doughboy Pool.
1. Clean Your Pool
Before your guests arrive, you should give your pool a good cleaning. Skim the surface of the water to remove any debris like leaves and bugs. Scrub the sides of the pool to remove any algae or buildup, and vacuum the bottom of the pool to remove any remaining dirt or particulate matter.
2. Set the Mood with Lighting
Lighting can play a big role in setting the mood for your backyard pool party. You can use pool lights to illuminate the water and add some ambiance to your party. And don’t forget to light any walkways or stairs to ensure that your guests can safely navigate the area.
3. Create a Fun Menu
Food and drinks are a key part of any backyard pool party. Consider serving up some summertime favorites like grilled burgers and hot dogs, fresh fruit salad, and chips with dip.
For drinks, you can create a signature lemonade, iced tea, and watermelon juice. Make sure to provide plenty of ice and coolers to keep everything chilled.
4. Keep Your Guests Comfortable
In addition to providing plenty of shade and seating areas, you should also make sure your guests have everything they need to stay comfortable. Provide plenty of towels and sunscreen.
5. Plan Some Fun Activities
No pool party is complete without fun activities. Consider setting up a pool volleyball net or playing a game of Marco Polo. And since it’s the 4th of July, always be sure you’re enforcing safety first.
6. Don’t Forget the Music
Music is an essential part of any party. For a pool party, create a playlist of upbeat, summer-themed songs.
7. Plan for Pool Safety
Safety should always be a top priority at any pool party. Make sure that your pool is properly fenced and that all gates are securely closed. If you have children or inexperienced swimmers at your party, make sure they are supervised at all times, following the rules, and wearing the appropriate swim gear.
8. Capture the Moment
Make sure to capture the memories of your backyard pool party by taking lots of photos and videos. And if you decide to share your priceless pool moments on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #DoughboyPools.
Happy 4th of July from Doughboy Pools
Hosting the ultimate backyard pool party takes a bit of planning and preparation, but the end result is well worth it. Try to promote a SAFE environment around your Doughboy Pool and you’ll be well on your way to creating a memorable, fun-filled, and safe experience that your guests will want to enjoy every year.
Do you want some more tips on how to prepare your pool for parties, exercise, and private floats? Read our blogs Is Above-Ground Pool Maintenance Hard? and 6 Tips for Above-Ground Pool Safety. These will provide a solid starting point on your journey toward mastering pool ownership. Happy 4th of July!