A Pool Is The Ultimate Ice Breaker For Summer

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People have different reasons to get a pool installed in their homes. Some might prefer one to stay fit even when they are injured. Others want to keep it as a way to relax after a long week of work. However, the best way to make the most out of a pool is by sharing it with others. In the scorching heat, it is the one thing that everyone longs for.

The next time you want to entertain, know that a pool is one of the most encouraging features of a home. Many cannot wait to bring out their swimsuits and dive into the refreshing, cool water. If you are considering getting one or already have one, here are some things to keep in mind before you send out those invites:

Get The Pool Cleaned

Pool maintenance is important and a worthy investment if you are frequently using the pool. You should find a way to get around the chlorine shortage this year, even if it means paying a bit extra. Chlorine will help eradicate pathogens that can make your visitors fall ill. Be careful not to put too much, though, since it can lead to skin irritation, rashes, and pain in the other parts of the body. Only use just the right amount to ensure that everyone still has a good time while being safe.

You could invest in a net with an extended stick to save you some money on professional pool cleaning services. It takes a bit of time to get the leaves out, but it could help in reducing the maintenance costs of the pool. Another tip is to purchase a pool cover to reduce the chances of leaves falling in. Reading up on the other do-it-yourself pool maintenance tips could help.

Temperature Controls

Having the temperature of your pool under control is one of the best things about being in a pool. It will not be too hot or too cold for people to jump into, and it can keep them from experiencing extreme changes in body temperature. There are certain pools with this feature, and this installation could make your home the talk of the town.

Aside from the electric controls, installing a tent-like structure to keep the sun away could also be a helpful addition to the pool. This allows your visitors to enjoy their swim without being bothered by the weather, rain, or shine. It could also keep the leaves from swimming with your guests.

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Poolside Picnic

Your visitors can get hungry after a swim, so a poolside picnic is a perfect way to wrap up the event. Make sure you have outdoor sun shades to protect everyone from excessive ultraviolet rays and maintain a cool temperature. This can enhance the relaxing environment of your pool. It will also keep people from getting a heat stroke since they will have a place to get some shade if they start feeling unwell.

Avoid food that can go bad in the heat, like egg sandwiches or salads that need refrigeration. That is unless you plan on serving people food straight out of your fridge. A bit of cucumber in your drinks and salads can go a long way in keeping everyone cool. If you plan to use your fridge to store the party food, preparing some ice pops in advance can be a real crowd-pleaser.

Safety First

Before you have guests over, make sure that someone will be able to standby as a lifeguard. They have to be a strong swimmer to handle the extra weight they might have to carry in unfortunate circumstances. If a lot of your guests are great at swimming, assign 2 or 3 of them to stay alert for any accidents that might occur. This is especially important if you have children at the pool party.

Furthermore, before anyone dives in, make sure that there are no foreign objects in the pool. You want everyone to have a great time, and the best way to make sure that there are no hiccups is to keep the event as safe as possible. Lastly, check if the sides of your pool have non-slip grooves that can prevent painful accidents from happening.

It can be expensive to own a pool, but just like air conditioning, it is a necessity to beat the scorching heat. Your guests will appreciate your kindness in allowing them to use it. You could even ask them to bring in some food as a potluck to keep the menu interesting and save money on catering. Happy swimming!

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