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5 Essentials for the Best 4th of July Pool Palooza

Friends enjoying a pool party

With Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s about time to get back in the swim of things and throw the best pool party of the summer! Invite family and friends over to enjoy patriotic-themed food, red, white and blue decor and swimming pool games that can keep the fun lasting up until the fireworks display. Not sure what to get? Let your worries drift away with these five pool party essentials for the upcoming holiday.

1. Stars and Stripes Beverage Floats

Nothing says patriotism like stars and stripes food and beverage floats. These inflatable floats can hold your ice-cold lemonade, soft drinks and more as you splash around in the water or simply relax on a bald eagle inflatable float and enjoy the crisp sunrays. If beverage floats don’t seem like enough, grab a floating bar that can go in the pool or hot tub and pass it around for everyone to share. With nine storage compartments and two handles, passing your star-shaped fruit sparklers and carefully crafted charcuterie board will be a breeze.

2. Patriotic Swimming Pool Games

Want a little more fun in the sun? Grab some swimming pool games to keep your guests entertained all afternoon. This Poola Hoop Pool Basketball Set is a perfect addition to any pool deck and is easy to set up by just adding water to the base! It comes with a net and ball and is portable so feel free to move it around the poolside as you see fit. Pick up an inflatable volleyball net or cornhole game if you really want to up the competitive spirit while keeping cool in the pool.

3. Floating LED Lights

When the sun goes down, it may be time to switch on your color LED lights and set the color to fit your patriotic decor. For even more festive fun, Jandy® WaterColors LED Lights offer “America the Beautiful”, a rotating red, white and blue color show that will illuminate your pool for hours while staying energy-efficient. If you don’t have color LED lighting, you can purchase solar-powered floating LED lights or rope lights to keep your pool and backyard radiating patriotism even after sundown. These floating LED lights can be hung as well and offer a variety of colors for all types of occasions so you can host events year-round.

4. American Flag Towels

Don’t forget a towel! When you and your guests want to dry off after a dip in the pool, these American Flag-themed towels will leave everyone in a patriotic mood. Already have some red, white or blue towels lying around? Set those outside for your guests to use or ask guests to bring themed towels with them and add to the decor!

5. Fourth of July Playlist

While you may already have the food, decor and party supplies prepped and ready to go, there is one thing every Fourth of July pool party must have — the perfect patriotic playlist. From classic rock anthems and soulful ballads to fun-loving, dance-worthy tunes, a playlist that you and your guests can jam out to is crucial. Luckily, there are plenty of Fourth of July playlists out there for you to dive into before picking the best one for your party.

(Bonus!) Every party needs a little preparation…Be sure to have your swimming pool spotless and ready to use before your guests arrive. If you don’t want to clean it yourself, you’ll want to invest in an advanced pool cleaner that vacuums up dirt and debris and also scrubs the walls and waterlines. We suggest our most advanced robotic pool cleaner— Polaris® ALPHA iQ+ —for the ultimate clean.

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