Having a home swimming pool is a big source of pride and it doesn’t hurt to let your guests have a nice feel of it during their stay. Naturally, you will want to renovate and accessorize the pool to make it more appealing and memorable. Below are some ideas you can use in that regard:
Add a Hot Tub
Hot tubs are not exactly synonymous with backyard swimming pools. However, adding one to your pool will make it much more glamorous, and give it a different dimension. Indeed, nothing beats sitting in some warm, splashing water to relax your muscles after a few fast laps in the pool.
And if you get an in-ground tub, it will make the pool, and the whole backyard looks much bigger, which will get you a few pats on the back from your guests.
Raise the Bar
Outdoor bars are all the rage currently and adding one around your pool will give it an unmissable luxurious ambiance. It also adds some personality to the pool and gives you more hosting options. Even outside special occasions, a poolside bar gives you a chance to languorously calm your spirits after, or even in between, your swimming moments.
Notably, it is important to limit the amount of alcohol you consume when in or around the pool for safety reasons. If possible, have a designated lifeguard when hosting any events that involve alcoholic drinks.
Throw in Some Toys
Depending on whether you plan to host guests, and the type of guests you wish to invite, adding some pool toys to the mix may be an ultimately rewarding idea. And it doesn’t even have to be something complicated or expensive. Even simple accessories like floating mats and pool noodles can provide the needed fun and excitement when masterfully employed. The key is to have a good variety of them, and do enough background research on every toy so you know when and how to use it.
Games, Games, Games
A few quiet and focused laps around your aquatic source of joy may be therapeutic when you’re alone, but the silence can get boring if you have some company. Adding some fun pool games to the mix makes things more interesting and memorable for everyone and ensures that everyone gets a first-hand taste of the pool.
Some viable games to try include pool volleyball, Uno splash card game, treasure hunting, and pool poker. These require very cheap and basic equipment to play and are rather easy to learn.