Family Fun in the Sun: Making the Most of Your Doughboy Pool

Summer is here, and it’s time to soak up the sun, make memories, and enjoy endless hours of fun in your backyard with a Doughboy® pool. As the leading name in above ground pools, Doughboy Pools is committed to providing families with high-quality, durable, and safe swimming solutions. Let us share tips and ideas for making the most of your Doughboy pool, ensuring that your summer is filled with laughter, relaxation, and unforgettable moments.

Setting Up Your Doughboy Pool

The first step to a fantastic summer is setting up your Doughboy pool. Our pools are designed for straightforward, do-it-yourself installation, allowing you to begin enjoying your backyard oasis without delay. To help you through the process, we offer detailed installation videos and guides on our website. Choose a level spot in your yard, away from trees and overhead wires, and follow the instructions carefully. 

If you have any questions during the setup, your local Doughboy dealer is available to answer them and may also be able to provide you with a list of local installers if you decide to seek professional assistance. 

Doughboy Recreational is in no way affiliated with any professional pool installer. Therefore, Doughboy Pools can assume no responsibility for errors in installation by the homeowner or said professional installer. If you have the pool installed by others, please supervise to be sure they comply with proper installation techniques as shown in both Doughboy Installation Instructions that are packaged with every Doughboy pool and Doughboy Installation Videos available for your review at Pool Installation Videos | Doughboy Pools.

Creating a Safe Environment

Safety is our top priority at Doughboy Pools. To ensure a safe swimming experience, establish a set of pool rules for your family and guests. These might include no running around the pool, no diving, and always swimming with a buddy. Additionally, consider installing a pool fence and a lockable ladder to prevent unsupervised access, especially if you have young children or pets. Visit our website for more important safety guidelines

Fun Pool Activities for the Whole Family

A Doughboy pool is the perfect setting for a variety of fun activities that will keep your family entertained all summer long.

  • Pool Games: From classics like Marco Polo and pool volleyball to newer games like pool noodle races and treasure hunts, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun in the water.
  • Pool Parties: Host a themed pool party, such as a luau or pirate adventure, complete with decorations, snacks, and a playlist of summer tunes.
  • Relaxation: Sometimes, the best way to enjoy your pool is by floating on an inflatable lounge chair, soaking up the sun, and sipping on a cool drink.
  • Fitness: Use your pool for low-impact exercise, such as water aerobics or swimming laps, to stay fit and healthy while beating the heat.

Maintaining Your Doughboy Pool

To keep your pool in top condition and ensure clean, clear water, regular maintenance is essential. Here are some tips to help you maintain your Doughboy pool.

  • Chemical Balance: Test your pool water regularly and adjust the chemicals as needed to maintain the proper pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels.
  • Cleaning: Use a skimmer net to remove leaves and debris from the water’s surface, and vacuum the pool floor regularly to keep it clean.
  • Filter Maintenance: Clean or replace your pool’s filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure efficient filtration.
  • Cover Your Pool: When not in use, cover your pool to keep out debris and reduce evaporation, which helps maintain water quality and temperature.

Making Memories Last

Finally, don’t forget to capture the memories you make in your Doughboy pool. Take plenty of photos and videos of your pool fun, and consider creating a summer scrapbook or digital album to look back on in the years to come. Consider following us on social media, we would love for you to share your Doughboy memories with us!

Your Doughboy pool is more than just a place to cool off; it’s a centerpiece for summer fun, family bonding, and lasting memories. By following these tips and ideas, you can make the most of your pool and enjoy a safe, fun-filled summer. 


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Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
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