Pool Party Tips

Spring is in the air and it’s time to start thinking of a cure for that cabin fever. What better way to shake off those winter blues than planning a pool party with friends and family? With the smell of the grill in the air, the sound of games being played in the yard and the laughter coming from the pool, your winter blues will be gone in no time. We’ve put together a few tips to make your pool party unforgettable!

The Pool

When planning your pool party, preparing your pool is the first step to making a great party. You should be sure that your pool is open at least two weeks prior to your party date. This allows plenty of time to make sure your pool water is clear, clean and the chemicals have had time to adjust. You want your pool to be looking its best when your guests arrive. After all, the pool is the center of attention when having a pool party.

The Atmosphere

From the moment your guests arrive you will want them to know that this is a great party. Outdoor speakers are the perfect way to set the mood for your party. A little bit of island music playing in the background instantly relaxes people and creates a fun, exciting atmosphere. A few simple decorations can also help set the mood. Some strategically placed tiki torches, a couple of hanging lanterns and a pineapple centerpiece on the table transforms your backyard into an island party.

Yard Games

Yard games make a fun addition, since there may be some guests that don’t want to swim. Having a volleyball net, washers, croquet or other yard games setup will give those guests something to do, so they aren’t sitting around bored.


You will want to have plenty of seating around the pool, patio, and yard. Some of your guests will want to just sit and visit. You may want a variety of seating, some loungers, chairs around tables and chairs near the pool, so everyone can find a seat that is comfortable for them.


Food is an important aspect of any party. Finger foods are a great option for a pool party since there is a more casual atmosphere. Finger foods are also great because guests will get hungry as they swim and play games and are likely to graze throughout the whole party. Be sure to think about the location of your food, so there is easy access, but your food isn’t in danger of getting soaked by that giant cannonball that is sure to happen.

These tips are sure to help you throw a fantastic pool party! At Florida Spa and Pool Warehouse we are here to help you keep your pool looking great, so stop by and see us for the chemicals you need to get your pool crystal clear and pool party ready.