How to Prepare for Swimming Season
The start of the new swimming season will be upon us soon. With this in mind, there are specific steps that homeowners can take to make this time of year enjoyable, relaxing, and safe.
Work with Professionals to Open Your Pool
A balanced and germ-free pool can be difficult to achieve on your own. With the pool opening being a critical time of year for water chemistry, it is advisable to work with professionals who can test and maintain safe levels. Hours of time may be required for a pool owner to achieve a sanitized pool while a professional can accomplish this in much less time, providing you peace of mind and saving you time and effort.
Make Sure Children Have Proper Swimming and Safety Skills
When the warm weather hits, children are the first to want to play in the pool with friends and family. Make sure they are prepared for the swimming season by keeping them up to date on lessons and reviewing the basics, particularly with beginners.
Having a pool comes with a great deal of responsibility. From proper enclosures to features that meet local codes, the pool planning process is done with safety in mind. After your pool has been installed, there are additional layers of protection that can help to prevent accidents and make sure you have a safe swimming area. Before you begin using your pool, dedicate time to safety preparedness with your family. Regular swimming and swim safety reviews can help to increase everyone’s chances of preventing accidents and avoiding danger in the water.
Plan an Outdoor Party
Celebrate the start of the late spring and early summer months by entertaining in your luxury backyard swimming area. If you are fortunate to have an outdoor kitchen, plan a menu around items that can be cooked in this space. This allows you to enjoy the company of family and friends who are swimming and lounging while you prepare the refreshments or meal you have planned for your event. Some homeowners choose to include guests in the preparation. Features such as an outdoor pizza oven lend themselves to participatory cooking, which is a great activity for guests of all ages. Children can prepare their own food by selecting from toppings that can be baked into individual pizzas, which cook quickly. Since pizza ovens are easy to clean, they reduce the time you will have to spend cleaning up at the end of the night.
Regardless of the type of event you decide to plan, it’s never too early to begin thinking about a menu, outdoor décor that reflects your style, and unique invitations. Deciding in advance to host a gathering of family and friends is easier than pulling together a party at the last minute.
Taking the time to prepare for the start of swimming season can provide you with peace of mind and increase your enjoyment of a luxury backyard retreat. Contact your NYC pool contractor for additional tips.