You know it’s time for a pool party as the kids are heading back to school.

Just because the school doors are opening, it doesn’t mean summer pool fun is over. You’ve got plenty of days of beautiful, warm weather left.

To help you throw the best shindig, we’ve put together some back to school pool party planning ideas, just for you. And don’t forget, even though the Delta variant is circulating, you can still have a safe party outdoors!

Take Care of the Pool

As school nears, many of us tend to neglect our pools. So, we encourage you to “send your pool back to school.”

First, you want to test your water and bring us the sample. We can then tell what chemicals you need for clean, crystal clear water when we run it through BioGuard’s Alex system.

You also want to brush and vacuum your pool to get it into tip top shape.

A clean pool is a safer place for your swimmers during the Covid pandemic.

Organize a Great Party

You can have a back to school pool party for just the students, or you could invite families, too. Try to keep your group smaller since we’re in the middle of a Covid resurgence. Since you don’t want to leave any kiddos out, it may be better to skip the entire families this time around unless you have a lot of room.

You want to organize the party from the beginning. Decide if it will be at your house, another family’s, or the local pool.

Send out invitations. This is an important note: send them to all of the students. This isn’t the time to leave anyone out.

Plan your kid-friendly menu. Get creative an search Pinterest boards for ideas.

Gather pool toys as well as some backyard fun. Think water balloons, games and more.

Next, you want to put together a play list because no party is complete without music!

Have a Theme

Consider adding an “extra” theme to your party.

You might have a school supply drive. Ask each guest to bring a school supply item such as markers, pencil case, lunchbox, snack sacks, erasers, staplers, rulers and more.

Have each guests pile their supplies on a table for everyone to see and then after the party, donate them to a local school in need.

Add a Cookout

To be Covid-safe, you can package meals individually so the kids aren’t all sharing utensils.  If you’re going to add a cookout to your pool party, this is a good opportunity to introduce the kids to some fun BBQ fare while giving them a chance to meet and mingle and have fun in the pool.

If you are inviting families, you can have a potluck or ask them to bring sides or desserts. If this is the case, have one person serve all the food so you keep germs to a minimum.

Decorate your yard and pool in a festive way.

Final Thoughts

So, when should you have your back to school party? In Little Rock, the weather is great all through September, so anytime in August or September is a great idea.

If it’s before school starts, ask the teacher for a list of students so you can send your invitations out.

The most important thing is for everyone to have a great time relaxing, playing games, sharing fun memories in the pool and great food!

We carry BioGuard pool products! Contact us today for the best pool chemicals in Little Rock!

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