Although we are halfway through summer, there is still a lot of time to enjoy your backyard pool. Whether you want some alone time or a way to hang out with your family, you can enjoy a relaxing, entertaining day right in your backyard. It does not get better than that. DMG Pool Builders has come up with 5 ways to enjoy your backyard pool for the remainder of the summer.
Play Water Games With the Family
Splashing around your backyard pool is a great way to bond with your family. Bring some squirt guns or set up a volleyball net and have some friendly competition! Here are a couple more entertaining water games to enjoy with your family. It is time to make some unforgettable memories!
Read a Book and Take in the Sun
Catch up on your novel while relaxing on your pool float or a comfortable lounge chair. This is a perfect opportunity to take in some sun as well. But don’t forget to put on some sunscreen!
If audiobooks are more of your style, crank up those outdoor speakers and immerse yourself in the book’s world while floating around your pool.
Need to Relax? How About Some Water Meditation?
Pull up a guided meditation and swim a couple of laps or float around your pool as you listen. If you don’t want to listen to a guided meditation, just train your attention inward and focus on your breathing. This will help you get rid of distracting thoughts. Enjoy the calming effect of water by yourself or with your loved ones!
Increase Your Depths With an Underwater Photoshoot
Is your photo game on point? Have you taken pictures on cliffs and with celebrities? Well, how about underwater? Do you think you can hold your breath long enough to do an underwater photoshoot? Even just a few seconds underwater can get you some glamorous pictures. Buy a cheap disposable camera or seal your phone in a tight waterproof case and start posing!
Get Your Work Out In
Is it too hot to go for a jog, but these gas prices are telling you to stay home instead of driving to the gym? We don’t blame you! You don’t need to leave your house to exercise when you have a backyard pool. Just blast your favorite songs and swim a couple of laps. If you want to spice up your workout, do some water jumping jacks, dips, pool planks, and some leg kicks!
Get Your Pool Maintenance With DMG Pool Builders
If your backyard pool needs repairs or just regular maintenance, DMG Pool Builders can take care of it. We service Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas and have over 35 years of combined experience. We are here to help you get the best of your pool this summer. Give us a call or send us a message and we will schedule a date and time that works best for you.
There’s nothing better than taking a dip in your pool to cool off from this hot Texas heat. However, with these high temperatures, your pool water can get warm too. Although this can be desirable in the winter months, you don’t want to be dealing with warm pool water in the summertime. Luckily, DMG Pool Builders has some tips and tricks to keep your pool water cool during these hot months.
Keep the Water Moving
DMG Pool Builders can add a waterfall or decorative fountain to your pool in order to keep the pool water moving. Just let us know what your vision is, and we will create it. There are many styles to choose from that get the job done. So how does this help keep the pool water cool? You only run the fountain in the evening and night to circulate cool air throughout the water. If you run the fountain or waterfall during the day, you risk making the water even hotter because you are circulating the hot air throughout the water.
Use a Pool Mister
Pool misters can quickly lower the temperature of your pool water. The constant mist leads to quick evaporation and in turn cooler water. We recommend running the pool mister at night for a greater cooling effect.
Cover the Pool When It’s Not In Use
Invest in a fitted pool covering. Although this cover won’t make your pool water any cooler, it will maintain the temperature that it’s at. Therefore, if the water is at a desirable temperature, cover the pool when you aren’t using it. Most covers are easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
Install a Pool Chiller or Heat Pump
Pool chillers are another option that is more affordable than installing a fountain or waterfall. These chillers use fans to cool water as it travels through its system. They are supposed to lower the pool water up to 10 degrees overnight. Of course, it depends on the size of the pool.
We can also install a heat pump. That’s right. You read that right. A heat pump has a reverse option that cools water by extracting heat from it.
The landscape of your home can help with keeping your pool water cool. For example, having trees around your pool can provide shading and help keep the temperature lower. However, that does mean you will have to deal with leaves and other debris getting into your pool. So, if you decide to build your pool around trees or plant trees around your pool, you will need to provide a lot more maintenance to your pool.
Stay Cool This Summer
Use these tips and tricks to help lower the temperature of your pool water. Our experts can come over to install fountains, waterfalls, heat pumps, or pool chillers in order to keep your pool water cool. And if you don’t have a pool in your backyard yet, give us a call today! We will schedule a time and date that works best and build your dream pool.
So, you just got a new vinyl pool installed and you want to show it off this year? Or maybe you’ve had it for some time, but it’s never too old to host a grand Fourth of July pool party! DMG Pool Builders has some fresh ideas for throwing the best pool party this holiday weekend. From the snacks to the pool activities, we have thought of it all. Let’s get this party started!
Fourth of July Pool Snacks
If you want to be festive with your snacks, you can make an American pie with blueberries and cranberries, and arrange the crust so that it outlines the flag. The same goes for an American flag salad made out of watermelon, blueberries, and feta cheese, and arrange the food in the form of the flag.
If you want simpler options, you can get red, white, and blue popsicles, patriotic cake pops, and chocolate-covered pretzels.
During the hot Texas summers, you need to have some cool, refreshing drinks for your guests. Especially during a Fourth of July celebration, drinks are very popular. But it’s not just about what you serve, but how you serve it. You can use a wheelbarrow, birdbath, kiddie pool, garden fountain, or a wagon to hold the drinks for your guests. All you have to do is fill them up with ice and place some sodas, beer, juices, wine, and bottled water to keep your guests refreshed.
Add some cool seating outdoors and make your Fourth of July pool party one to remember! If the weather permits, bring the indoors out and create a beautiful, luxurious lounge. You can bring out some comfy chairs, couches, rugs, and a coffee table. This is the perfect scenario for sipping cocktails while you watch the kids play around in the pool.
Add Some Spice to Your Vinyl Pool
You can turn your pool into a water feature by adding some sprinklers near the edges. The air will be filled with the soothing sounds of a fountain, and the kids will have a great time getting splashed with the sprinklers.
Don’t forget to add pool floats! Stay in spirit and add red, white, and blue floats to give your guests a way to relax.
Pool Party Games
Get yourself a giant ring toss, some pool basketball nets, or a volleyball net. Let’s make this Fourth of July pool party tough to beat!
Get Pool Maintenance Before the Festivities Begin!
DMG Pool Builders can clean your pool for the Fourth of July party. You don’t want your pool to be full of bugs, leaves, and other debris. Our team will provide maintenance to ensure that the pool is in top shape! We recommend investing in regular maintenance, especially during the hot months in Texas. This will help extend the pool’s longevity and avoid any costly repairs, and it will always be ready to dive into. And if you don’t have a pool yet, but you are strongly considering it, DMG Pool Builders has you covered. Get in touch with us today to get started!