4th of July Pool Party Ideas

How to Throw an Epic 4th of July Pool Party

The 4th of July a day where American families gather to celebrate together, eat delicious food, and maybe even see some fireworks. If you’re a pool owner, we believe that the best way to celebrate Independence Day is to splash around with your loved ones in your pool.

The pool is the place where people gather to laugh, play games, and cool off during the summer. Let’s dive right into it. We put together a few festive Independence Day pool party ideas to help spark your creativity and help you have the biggest party on the block!

Stars and Stripes

What better way to decorate your backyard than with stars and stripes! Don’t be afraid to get a little patriotic and festive. Here are some looks we absolutely love.

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Patriotic Party Decor

Some patriotic nail designs are sure to make your bathing suit pop!

Or

Try making some 4th of July signs!

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Themed Treats and Party Favors

You need to feed your guests too! Check out these 4th of July themed pool party foods by the Prudent Penny Pincher. 4th of july

 

 

5 End of Summer Tips for Swimming Pool Fun

After a few months of swim season, parents start to hear, “I’m bored!” Keep the fun going and stay as cool as possible with these tips for swimming pool activities:

  1. Throw a Spontaneous Pool Party

Don’t wait for a special occasion, or feel like you need to make a big meal. Make a few calls or text messages and get the party started.

  1. Buy or Create New Pool Toys

Pool hoops or volleyball provide something to do for 2 people or 20. See what you or your kids can come up with for making your own pool toys. Here’s one to get you started: Pool noodle javelin throw – make a circle out of a pool noodle and duct tape. Cut a pool noodle(s) in half to create a ‘javelin,’ and let the throwing contest begin. See how many games you can come up with – longest distance throw, the highest number of consecutive ‘throws,’ etc.

Here’s another one — Fill a 2-liter clear plastic bottle with pool water. Line players up on the side of the pool with their back to the water and throw the bottle in the pool. Then, the players turn around and jump in and try to find the bottle. It’s harder than it seems! (Make sure that the cap on the bottle is the same color as the bottom of the pool.)

  1. Make an Underwater Movie

Buy an inexpensive disposable waterproof camera, dive in, and load up your Instagram account.

  1. Do a No-Sweat Workout.

Water exercises are a great way to get moving and you’ll barely feel the burn. The natural resistance of the water makes the movement more effective and buoyancy can help prevent injury. So, turn on some music and jump in!

  1. Take a Dip in The Pool at Night

Throw in some glow sticks and dive in, or blow up a balloon with a glow stick inside to create a floating lantern.

In Bakersfield, swim season may extend into October. A few tips for maintaining your pool all season long:

  • Rinse off before getting into the pool.

Rinsing before swimming removes oil, sweat, lotions, cosmetics and soaps on our skin, hair, and bathing suit that affect the cleanliness of the pool. Soap and lotion residue contribute to poor water quality and increase the opportunity for waterborne illness and swimmer’s ear.

  • Keep filters clean.

Clean filters maximize your pool’s efficiency. Certain filters, such as cartridge filters, don’t require any backwashing, which saves water. Remove debris such as leaves, bugs and trash daily to keep the water in your pool clean.

  • Keep your dog out of the pool.

We know, it’s really fun to swim with your dog. But dog hair clogs your pool filter and makes the pool work harder. Also, chlorine isn’t good for a dog’s skin. If you can’t keep your dog out of the water, a chlorine level under 3.0 PPM is best.

  • Throw in a tennis ball to absorb oil.

Tennis ball fibers help absorb oils, such as suntan lotions, which keeps your pool cleaner.

Happy summer, everyone!