How to Host an Awesome Pool Party for Your Community
Summer is right around the corner, which means it's pool season for your community. If your association has a community pool, this is a great time to get the community together for fellowship and to remind everyone about pool safety. You don't want it to sound like a lecture, so here's how to host an awesome pool party for your community.
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Pools are a great way to have fun and stay cool, but they also have some inherent dangers. Before anyone in your community enters the pool, review some safety basics and show residents where to find safety equipment like life jackets and rescue gear. Encourage families to use life jackets for young swimmers and keep their attention focused on the little ones in the pool.
Watch the Weather
The last thing you want is to plan weeks in advance for a pool party only to have it rained out the day of the party. While the weather is unpredictable, you should watch the ten-day forecast to have an educated guess of how the weather will be during your pool party. If it looks like the day you chose is not the best option, inform your residents about rescheduling as soon as possible.
If the weather takes a turn on the day of the party and there is no way to reschedule, have a backup plan to move the other events indoors so you can salvage part of the party.
There is not much of a party if nobody shows up, so once you have everything planned, you will need to promote the party. Print out flyers with dates, times, and any other information that is relevant to the party. Promote any games or giveaways that may be happening to entice people to come.
Place flyers everywhere in the community and use word of mouth to reach more neighbors. You can also post information in an email or community information website to reach as many community members as possible.
Plan Games and Events
Having a pool party is fun, but swimming alone may not be enough to entice many community members to the party. After all, you are hosting it at a pool they can access whenever they want.
To make it a community event to remember and get as many community members as possible, plan other games and events for non-swimmers to enjoy. Cookouts, raffles, carnival games, and yard games are just a few ideas of how to make it an inclusive community event that members want to attend.
One of the things most community associations pride themselves on is the cleanliness of their community. These types of parties are fun but can also leave a mess when it's all over. Set the example for your community by cleaning up the pool area after the party.
The whole point of having the party is to bring the community together and do something that promotes togetherness. Although you may have ulterior motives like promoting safety, that doesn't have to be a significant part of your event.
With the built-in fun of a pool combined with other games and food, your community will have a fantastic time and leave with positive feelings about their community association.