(BPT) - When the sun is out and your pool is beckoning you from the backyard, there’s nothing better than inviting friends and family over to enjoy it with you. Before you send out the invites, however, you’ll want to do some prep so your pool area is clean and set up for fun.
Here are some tips from Leslie’s on how to prepare your pool and the surrounding area for an amazing shindig, as well as making sure you do some post-party cleanup.
Pool party checklist
First and foremost, you’ll want to be sure that your pool water is not just temptingly clear and sparkling to look at, but also completely safe and comfortable for guests to enjoy swimming in. Then you’ll want to supply enough entertainment and refreshments for everyone, and be prepared for whatever occasion you may be celebrating.
1. Make sure you have clean, safe, beautiful water
Before your party, you’ll want to thoroughly clean the pool: Skim, brush, vacuum and/or run your automatic pool cleaner to remove any visible dirt and debris. Then you have to make sure the water is safe for swimming.
2. Set the scene for fun
Make sure you have enough of everything for the number, and ages, of guests you’re expecting, including:
3. Do some post-party cleanup
When the party’s over, it’s time to clean up so you’ll be ready for the next one! Keep a few pool cleaning tips in mind to speed up the process.
Consistently cleaning your pool and testing your pool water while the weather is warm will ensure that you and your family — plus any party guests you happen to invite — can comfortably and safely enjoy making a splash.
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