Above-Ground Pool Pleasure: 5 Ways to Enjoy Summer

Summer is pool time — the season you’ve waited patiently (or not so patiently) for all year so you and your loved ones can enjoy a refreshing dip in your private paradise. The real question is this: Can you have as fun of a summer with an above-ground pool as you can with an in-ground pool? The answer is “Absolutely!” 

In fact, a Doughboy® Pool is strong and versatile enough to offer multiple installation options. They can stand like a traditional above-ground swimming pool with a ladder or two-sided entry system. You can install them above ground with a wooden deck surrounding them. Or you can recess them into the ground, achieving an in-ground look for an above-ground price. 

No matter what, you’re poised to have many summers of fun with a Doughboy Pool in your backyard. 

Ways to Use Your Above-Ground Pool This Summer

There are so many ways you can enjoy your Doughboy Pool in the summertime. Here, we’ve listed five favorite ways to make the most of your above-ground pool this summer. No matter what activities you host, remember to practice and enforce proper pool safety at all times.

1. Pool Parties

What better way to enjoy your above-ground pool than with a pool party? Gather your family and friends and celebrate the summer with good food and, of course, swimming. Make sure to have plenty of pool toys and floaties on hand, as well as sunscreen and towels. You can even create a playlist of your favorite summer tunes to set the mood. To make your pool party extra special, consider adding some decorations like beach balls or paper lanterns.

2. Relaxing in and by the Pool

Sometimes, your above-ground pool is best used as a lounge. Load up on sunscreen, hop on a float, and drift peacefully under the sun. For some poolside relaxation, you can also add some comfortable outdoor furniture like lounge chairs or a hammock to create a cozy space to read a book, sip a drink, or soak up some sun-kissed Vitamin D. 

3. Aquatic Exercise

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and your above-ground pool can provide a great space for aquatic workouts. You can try swimming laps, water aerobics, or even water polo. 

4. Making Pool Videos

Your above-ground swimming pool can be a great setting for making fun, creative videos. Whether you’re capturing an epic ride on that inflatable shark or filming in your backyard, you can use your pool as a backdrop for all sorts of videos. You can even invest in a waterproof camera or phone case to take your underwater footage to the next level. Don’t forget to share your videos on social media with #DoughboyPools to show off your pool and your summer fun!

5. Decorating Your Pool for Elegant Parties

Every once in a while, there’s a party on the summer calendar that calls for a more elegant backyard aesthetic. In those times, try adding some floating LED lights or flower decorations to the water to create a luxurious atmosphere. Additionally, you can invest in some elegant pool furniture like a canopy daybed to make your guests feel extra pampered.

Making Every Summer Fun With a Doughboy Pool

As these examples demonstrate, having a Doughboy above-ground swimming pool in your backyard can increase your summer fun immensely — even in ways that don’t involve swimming. So before you grab your swimsuit and sunscreen, find an authorized Doughboy dealer near you. They will help you bring your own above-ground pool home for many summers of fun in the sun.

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