How to Prep Your Backyard for the Ultimate Pool Party

9 ultimate pool party tips - outdoor party by the pool

Pool parties are a staple of summer fun. Why not throw an awesome one in your own backyard? If you want to host a backyard pool bash, but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve put together some tips and tricks to prepare your backyard for the ultimate pool party!

  1. Have a theme: Pick a theme that is fun. It lets you personalize the party and makes decorating easier.
  2. Send festive invitations. Prepare some invitations for your guests to know your themes and can look forward to a fun time
  3. DIY Game Ideas: Have games set up or fun activities for your guests, and especially for the kids.
  4. Ultimate Grilling Experience: Awesome parties require awesome food. Have BBQ and poolside recipes that your guest will love.
  5. Keep the bugs away: A necessity for an awesome pool party is to keep the mosquitoes away. Mosquito Squad offers different services to keep those uninvited pests away. Nothing breaks up a party like a buzzing swarm! Don’t let it happen to you!
  6. Create a Pool Inspired Drink: Create a signature drink that can be a staple at every pool party.
    • Spiked Mermaid Punch:
      • 1 cup spiced rum
      • ¼ cup blue curacao
      • ¼ cup coconut rum
      • ¼ cup lime juice
      • Garnish with maraschino cherries and pineapple wedges
  7. Have the Ultimate Playlist: Set the mood with your playlist so guests can have music to jam to during your ultimate party! Have classics and songs that everyone knows!
  8. Create shaded areas. Create areas with fans your guests can chill in to steer clear of the hot beaming sun.
  9. Make Sure Your Pool is in Perfect Shape. A week or so before your party, test everything pool related, such as lights, jets, and the filter. Ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are adjusted and keep in mind that a chlorine residual of 3.0 is perfect. If your pool needs any maintenance, ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company provides renovation and maintenance services.

Now that you have tips for throwing the ultimate pool party, make sure your pool is ready for its big event! Contact an ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company professional today. Find a location near you at If you need to keep the mosquitoes away, contact Mosquito Squad today for a free quote.