How do I host a pool party? There are lots of things to worry about – food, drink, safety, and guest numbers – and if you’ve never done it before, or the task has been sprung on you, it can be daunting.
But it’s important to remember that pool parties with friends and family can be one of the best things about summer. Lounging by the pool, having barbecues and consuming so much watermelon that your shirt is covered in a fine layer of pink juice and black seeds.
If you’re planning on hosting one, there are certain rules you should follow to ensure your guests have a safe and enjoyable time.
- No glass!
Not only do you run the risk of people cutting themselves if they break the glass by the pool, the work involved in cleaning your pool it’s not worth the risk and glass is invisible underwater. If glass fragments damage your pool surface you’ll have to get your pool drained and re-surfaced, and that doesn’t come cheap.
Provide your guests with cans or plastic cups from which to drink.
- Get in the water.
It’s a pool party, jump in! Particularly if you’re the guest, set the tone by getting in early.
You don’t want an empty pool at your pool party.
- Keep watch.
If there are little ones in the water, keeping a watchful eye on swimmers is mandatory. For children, rules such as no running and no grabbing should be set. Constant supervision is the key to a safe pool party. A momentary lapse in supervision could be the contributing factor in an accident.
- Serve Food and Drink.
Think simple – chips and dips, burgers, canned drinks. They’re crowd favourites for a reason.
- Enjoy yourself!
This is the most important step. Just relax, put your feet up, have a laugh and have fun.
Make the most of your summer and follow our guidelines for a safe and successful pool party!
Click here for our Pool Rules poster. Print it out and place by your pool area!