kids at a pool party

One of the best things about having a pool is the chance to share it with family and friends. After all, swimming pools in Pittsburgh, PA, are made for a good time so the more people who enjoy yours, the better. This is truly a case of “the more, the merrier.”

Once you’ve decided to have a party, you have a few more steps to follow toward success.

The first tip for making a splash with your backyard bash is creating a guest list. Even if you don’t send out formal invitations, with a list in hand, you won’t worry about forgetting someone.

How about a theme? Is it a birthday party? Independence Day? Or an excuse to get together with friends and beat the heat? Either way, if you have a theme, then you need decorations to match. With a South Pacific theme, for example, you might want to round up some palm tree decorations, leis, and have plenty of tropical fruit and seafood.

Speaking of refreshments, remember that a good party always has more than enough for everyone to eat and drink. You don’t have to supply everything yourself, but if it’s a potluck or BYOB, let your guests know when you invite them.

The most important thing to remember is to ensure your pool is clean and all the equipment is working properly. Additionally, it’s a good idea to have enough pool toys and floats for the young and young-at-heart.