We’re getting ready for the weekend here in Little Rock. We all want to be together enjoying our friends and family while spending time outside in the pool.
But, is it safe right now during COVID-19 for us to get together with our loved ones. How do you have a safe pool party during pandemic?
In this article, we look at tips for a safe pool party during COVID-19.
#1: Pools are Safe to Swim In
The CDC tells us COVID-19 cannot survive in properly treated pool and hot tub water. In addition, the World Health Organization says it’s important to control water quality to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
While it is safe to swim during this crisis, you want to properly maintain their pools and spas. If you need any help, we are your Little Rock pool chemical dealer. Plus, we also provide pool service all year long.
#2: Keep Your Area Clean
Before your pool party, wipe down all of your patio furniture, including chairs and tables. Clean any areas where you are serving food or offering drinks.
Consider wiping these areas down several times during your pool party.
#3: Encourage Social Distancing
The outdoors is a great place to be. In fact, it’s much safer than indoors. By keeping everyone outside, you’re less likely to spread the coronavirus.
To help you with social distancing, control your guest list and don’t invite more people than you can safely manage. Take a look at your backyard area, including your pool, and decide how many people you can safely invite. In addition, invite only those you can trust to follow your rules.
Get a leg up on this by placing chairs and tables and lounge chairs six feet apart. You can take it a step further and put up festive signs reminding people.
Before your party, ensure your guests know that you’d like them to be responsible and social distance. The last thing any of your party goers want is to take home anything other than tired kids and leftovers.
#4: Serve Individual Portions
Instead of serving a bowl of potato salad, consider serving individual portions. Get some cute holiday themed cups and spoon servings into them. Your guests can always come back for another cup!
You can do the same thing with burgers and ribs. Grab some individual packets of ketchup and mustard.
When it comes to drinks, arrange them so party goers only touch one when reaching for a cool drink. Serve individual bottles, but don’t forget to recycle!
The best bet is to ditch the serving utensils because those are a source of germs.
Let’s practice physical distancing in our pools this summer. That means we can still be together socially with just a little bit (six feet) of distance between ourselves.
We wish you a wonderful, safe, fun, and water-filled summer!