The pool season is approaching, and it’s time to enjoy the sun, refreshing water, and, of course, the company of friends! There’s nothing better than gathering everyone around the pool and creating unforgettable moments together.
Whether it’s for relaxation, fun, or simply escaping the heat, enjoying the pool with friends guarantees laughter, lively conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. But to ensure everything goes smoothly and everyone can make the most of it, we’ve gathered 6 foolproof tips.
From preparing the environment to the activities in the water, these tips will help make your poolside gatherings even more incredible. So grab your towel, invite your friends, and let’s dive into these must-know tips for enjoying the pool with style and fun!
First and foremost, the water needs to be well-treated
That’s right! Organizing your pool party itinerary must include a careful routine of cleaning and maintaining water quality. After all, you’ll definitely want to impress your guests with a cozy, sanitized space with crystal-clear water, right?
Moreover, when enjoying the pool with friends, it’s impossible to avoid the coming and going of swimmers, who may bring sweat and dirt on their feet—and even their hands, depending on the snacks involved—into the water. In other words, besides being clean and well-treated, the pool also needs to have its chemical balance reinforced for the occasion and be prepared for post-party emergency treatment!
Tips to Throw a Great Party and Enjoy the Pool with Friends
Now that you’ve taken care of the water and everything is ready to welcome your friends and beat the heat, it’s time to decide on the party style, decoration, menu to keep the energy up, and create the perfect playlist. And of course, in the meantime, we’ll share some valuable tips to enhance the program even further. Take note:
1 – Help protect the swimmers
Everyone knows that when the party gets more lively, swimmers tend to get more daring, trying jumps, somersaults, dives, and other acrobatics. If that’s the case with your group, try to keep the pool area free of equipment and objects that could get involved in the fun and cause mishaps or accidents, such as grills, skewers, sound systems, televisions, chairs, and the like.
2 – Remove cleaning accessories
Another important point, which is directly related to the safety of the swimmers, is the removal of pool cleaning equipment and accessories, such as hoses, vacuum heads, drains, and even the pool float. Besides the possibility of causing accidents, these items could end up being permanently damaged during the party. So, keep an eye out and remove everything that is possible!
3 – Be cautious of electrical shocks
Even though using your phone to answer a message or check social media while it’s charging is not advisable, many people still insist on doing it. However, never do this near the water! With a wet body, just a small misconnection in the charger or an exposed wire can create an electrical hazard in the pool. Alert your guests and protect yourself!
4 – Avoid sunstroke
We all know that intense heat between 11 AM and 5 PM is perfect for a pool party. Just don’t forget that this is also the peak time for sun exposure outdoors, creating serious risks of sunstroke for those who are not properly protected. Here, during the party, the tip is to use sunscreen, stay hydrated constantly – with water, of course – and, from time to time, seek shelter in a cool shade.
5 – Be careful with bottles and cans in the water
When enjoying the pool with friends, it’s also important to take extra care with empty aluminum cans and glass bottles that end up being left on the edges and around the pool area. There’s always a risk that they may fall and sink into the water, and if an unaware partygoer steps on a can or breaks a bottle, the injury can be severe!
6 – Choose the party menu carefully
Taking a dip in the pool always works up an appetite, right? But let’s face it: during a pool party, we can’t expect everyone to respect digestion time. In the best-case scenario, people will be constantly getting in and out of the water in search of snacks. So, in order to avoid stomach aches and indigestion, a good alternative, for example, is to complement the barbecue with lighter options, such as crackers with spreads or even fruits for dessert.
Get to work and have a great party!
So, are you ready to enjoy the pool with friends without headaches and worries? We hope the tips we shared here help with the organization of your party, and if you have other important actions in this regard, feel free to share them with us in the comments!