How To Host a Killer Pool Party

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The next time you host a killer pool party, kick back and enjoy the cooling waters of a new above ground pool from Rec Warehouse.

Sweet, sweet summertime may be coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, but in the South, the warm weather sticks around for months after the kids go back to school.

The buses leave the neighborhood with lunches packed snugly inside backpacks hanging off the shoulders of little tots, but the warm weather stays. The weekends, already a cherished time for working adults, become like golden nuggets of time for the whole family.

Everyone tries to squeeze in all their favorite daytime activities while the weather is still accommodating and inviting. Whether it is grilling some burgers, tending to a vegetable garden, or tossing a ball in the backyard neighborhoods are abuzz with outdoor activity, while the sun still sits high in the sky.

Things can heat up quickly if you are not careful, so it is always best to partake in an activity you enjoy and one that will keep you cool.

What better way to enjoy the weather and the outdoors than throwing a killer pool party? Pool parties provide a terrific way to gather with family, friends, and neighbors and if they are executed correctly they can be an absolute blast for people of all ages.


If you want to throw a killer pool party, you need these five important things:


1. Great Food and Drink

No gathering is complete without mouth-watering food and refreshing,thirst-quenching beverages. You do not need to serve an epicurean spread, but having snacks for your guests will help the celebration last longer. Edacious guests can lead to a party ending prematurely. Fresh fruit, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and chips and pretzels are easy and affordable options to keep your guests well fed.


Entice guests with indulgent smells from the grill.


2. Lively Music or Entertainment

You can always rely on a radio or an audio streaming app like Spotify or Pandora to set the tone of your party. For hosts and hostesses who want to customize the music, they can create a personal playlist to ensure everyone enjoys the added entertainment. Make sure to test speakers before the guests arrive and set the volume, so it does not overpower conversations. The music should be a part of the celebration not the focal point of it.  


3. Friendly and Engaging Guests

Surround yourself with people who are interested in embracing the ambiance, relaxing, and more importantly, having a great time. When you are creating a guest list, be cognizant of conflicting personalities since conflict could be quite gauche.


4. Poolside Accessories 

Sunscreen, beach towels, sunglasses, a comfortable place to sit, water floaties and pool toys are all necessities when you are throwing a killer pool party. Make sure you have everything you need to keep yourself and your party guests comfortable and entertained.


5. An Above Ground Pool 

The main component of a pool party is, of course, the pool. Scope out a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting pool environment for your shindig. A place where guests can easily navigate their way to and from the gathering, a place where food and drinks can be served, and music can be enjoyed. Honestly, the best place for a killer pool party is in your backyard. Guests will be welcomed into your home with the added benefit of being able to enjoy the cooling waters which sit just outside your back door. You will not have to stress about keeping your beverages and food chilled because you always have your refrigerator and freezer for storage. Plus, if a surprise thunderstorm springs up, you can quickly move the celebration indoors.


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If you are interested in purchasing and installing an above ground pool in your yard, Rec Warehouse is the number one seller of above ground pools in the Southeast.

Look no further than the experts who have been in the business since the 70s for all of your above ground pool needs. Rec Warehouse has three convenient Atlanta-area locations in Norcross, Kennesaw, and Jonesboro. They also have an extensive online catalog of products on their website, In addition to above ground pools, Rec Warehouse also sells hot tubs, misting fans, outdoor kitchens and grills, patio furniture and more. Essentially, they are your one-stop-shop for entertainment and leisure equipment.

The professional staff at Rec Warehouse is trained to help you with all your above-ground-pool purchasing decisions. They are all knowledgeable about the maintenance and care of above ground pools, and each staff member can assist you as you decide on the correct filters, pumps, covers, and chemicals for your new above ground swimming pool.

The next time you want to embrace the beautiful weekend weather and throw a killer pool party, make sure you have all the necessities by first calling the above-ground-pool experts at Rec Warehouse.

July 26, 2017
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  • Reply Jenn jg

    Great food is always my favorite part of a party! And the pool accessories idea is awesome too, I know when I am getting my kids ready sometime i forget stuff so a party host who has stuff is a winner in my book!

    July 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply ChristineSaltyMama

    We have a pool and LOVE hanging out in the backyard! SO much easier than getting ALL THE THINGS and heading to a beach or community pool 🙂

    July 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    We just went to two pool parties last weekend and they were great! These are awesome ideas!

    July 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply This Mum At Home

    Ive never been to a pool party but these are great ideas for perhpas my son if we have one this year – his birthday is in summer perfect!!

    July 27, 2017 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Kanani Stone

    We’ve had some rockin pool parties with these ideas. Kids love coming over to our house!

    July 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Sunny

    Music is a must! You’re right, it definitely sets the tone. Thanks for this list of tips!

    July 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm
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