Looking for ways to make your summer (at home) better? Well, everyone knows nothing beats the heat better than a refreshing dip in the pool. How do you take a regular pool day and make it epic? Read on!
To ensure you are making the most of your pool day, we are bringing you the inside scoop on awesome pool décor, delicious drink recipes, and fun pool floats and toys that will definitely take your pool days to the next level!
Adding some pool décor is a great way to set the atmosphere for your pool day! Pool decor can be anything from some pretty potted plants near the pool, to actual decor that brings the “inside” out! Here are some of our favorite pool decor ideas:
Comfortable and Attractive Outdoor Furniture
Photo: Serena & Lily
Here’s one way to keep your cool – a classic umbrella, decked out in stylish patterns and tassels. And don't forget the poolside chaise lounge. These are two of our favorite poolside looks from Pottery Barn and Serena & Lily.
Photo: Pottery Barn
This all-weather float storage unit is designed to hold up to six varying-sized floats and includes an oversized front compartment that accommodates a host of other pool toys and supplies. Find it here. Another storage option is the storage chest from Frontgate. These chests are thoughtfully designed to store cushions, pool accessories, or garden tools while keeping them dry. Find them here.
Go for the chic vibe with these LED Color Changing Glow Balls! They’re not just for night-time. These waterproof lights take your pool from fun to fantastic in the blink of an eye. They have rechargeable batteries so you can use them over and over again. How cool!
Poolside Drink Recipes
Spiked Watermelon Lemonade
Lemonade is a staple summer drink and definitely a must-have on any poolside drink list. This spiked watermelon lemonade is not only refreshing but also packs a punch. This one is for pool users over 21, please! View the recipe here!
Non-Alcoholic: Magic Color-Changing Butterfly Pea Flower Mojito Mocktail
Well, that’s a mouth full. The name of this drink sure piqued our interest! With a little help of science and the color-changing effects of butterfly pea flowers, this drink visually comes to life! Talk about fun by the pool! Plus, it also has some health perks. The butterfly pea flower is claimed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative health benefits. See how the magic happens here.
To find more non-alcoholic options like this one check out this list of 15 Summer Mocktail Recipes.
Photo Credit: Courtney Recovered
Best Pool Floats
When you’re not swimming, pool floats are great to relax on and soak up the sunshine.
Instead of a plain float, show your personality and pick a float style that represents you!
Whether you love unicorns or pizza (yes there are pizza floats), there is a float for you!
Photo credit: Walmart.com
After you’ve made one of our recommended drink recipes, keep your beverage afloat while in the pool with an inflatable drink float. You can purchase a variety pack like this one here that has a ton of options for the entire family to choose from.
Pool Toys for 2020
Last but not least on our summer pool must-have list are pool toys! Without much else to do these days, stretching your pool time out as long as possible means getting creative with the toys and games. Here are some of our favorites!
Inflatable Ring Toss
Hand-eye coordination is key when you play this inflatable ring toss game which can either be played in the water, on the ground, and even on your head! Get some competition going and put together teams of two and see who scores the most points. This game is fun and suitable for all ages!
Test how low you and your pool buddies can go with this inflatable limbo! This game is extra fun because you can turn it into a variety of other games by using a little bit of imagination. Depending on who has the AUX cord, this game can fit any kind of mood!
We hope you have enjoyed our 2020 Summer pool must-have list! Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, and remember to:
Set the atmosphere with some pool décor
Stay refreshed with a spiked lemonade or mocktail
Relax on a stylish pool float
Purchase some inflatable pool games for some added fun
We want to hear from you! How are you planning to make the most of your 2020 Summer pool day(s)?
Share with us in the comments below!