Opening the gates up to your pool so that your kids can have an awesome pool party is so kind of you, but wait! Not so fast.
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There is preparation and planning that is needed before the children start diving and bombing into the pool, splashing everyone within at least a 10-foot radius.
A perfect pool party doesn’t happen overnight, especially where kids are involved, there’s parental red tape you need to abide by first before your pool and garden are safe enough to be used by other children.
It usually involves boring things like safety and cleanliness (we joke), and then only after this may the fun commence.
Getting your pool in ship shape for a pool party is necessary for any space combining human contact, water, and heat – mostly because this is a breeding ground for bacteria.
This means removing the leaves, twigs, pebbles, and whatever else you can see in your pool that is not water.
It also involves using pool supplies at https://www.allstarpoolparts.com.au/salt-water-chlorinators.html such as water chlorinators and scrubbing and disinfecting the floors surrounding the pool.
Don’t forget to declutter your pool area and garden. Whether it’s a pesky hose that your partner left casually on the floor, or a pile of pebbles your 6-year-old built on the cusp of the steps into the pool, all safety hazards must be either put away or put in the bin to save any nasty accidents from happening.
Shady Spots and Suncream Stations
For outdoor pools, the children will need shady spots to retreat to, to stop the heat getting to them and causing all kinds of problems from sunburn to heatstroke.
The designated points, whether under the parasol or in the conservatory, should also be the suncream and drinking stations for the kids to top up their protection and keep hydrated throughout the party.
Any help is better than nothing. Usually, someone with an attention span longer than a fish and an inkling of how to supervise children from harm will do.
Ask if your chaperones might spread out in different spots in and around the pool.
Usually, an anxious mommy or two of the kids that are visiting your pool party will gladly jump on board the opportunity to keep a close eye on their little ones.
It’s not all breaking your back cleaning, overthinking about safety, and second-guessing whether its all actually worth it, it’s also meant to be fun too!
You need floats, lilos and the like, especially for kids who aren’t that confident at swimming, but more so for the fun they’ll have paddling along, and playing games as kids do.
We know what you’re thinking, creating the perfect pool party (for kids) is exhausting, but it’s totally worth it to see the look on your kids face and the memories they’ll have of the coolest mum ever to walk the planet who went through all the hassle to give them such a fantastic day.
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