Get the Pool Ready for a Party in Five Easy Steps

Summer is well underway and with 4th of July weekend just around the corner, now’s the time to get the pool in tip top shape for a party! Aquaman Pools shares the following simple ways to prep the pool so it’s sparkling clean and clear for parties all summer long:

  1. Balance the Chemicals — Proper chemical balance is vital for clean, clear pool water. So it’s a good idea to do a quick test a few days before pool party time to check that the chemicals are in balance. This will ensure a safe, healthy and pleasurable swimming experience for guests.
  1. Consider a Clarifier — If the water is looking a little cloudy, a clarifying agent or algae eliminator might be necessary. As the weather heats up, pool water becomes warmer and warmer — practically a written invitation for algae to stop by (and it always overstays its welcome!). So nip it in the bud before it really starts to blossom — and crashes the party!
  1. Skim, Brush and Vacuum — Remove debris floating on the surface of the water with a skimmer and brush the sides and bottom of the pool surface with a brush to make sure the water is squeaky clean! On the day of the party, make sure the vacuum and pump have been run and the skimmer and filter baskets have been emptied.
  1. Toss in the Toys — What’s a pool party without toys? From rafts and rings for relaxing to glowing beach balls (ideal for an after-dark occasion) and sports equipment like a basketball hoop, volleyball net or even a floating putting green, toys are an essential part of the pool experience. Just consider the theme and the guests before filling the pool with accessories.
  1. Enhance the Vibe — Turn on the water features and the color-changing lighting, crank up the tunes and pour a pitcher of lemonade or margaritas — it’s pool party time! And no pool party is complete without a fabulous atmosphere.

Clean, clear pool water is essential for any outdoor entertaining this summer. With regular maintenance, the pool can remain pool party ready all summer long with little hassle. Of course, if this task becomes too much for homeowners, the professional pool technicians at Aquaman are standing by and always ready for the opportunity to clean and care for valley pools.

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