kids in pool drinking fruit drinks

Celebrate Independence Day this year with a 4th of July pool party!

We think it’s time to let loose and celebrate the holiday with your friends and family poolside.

Swim ‘N Fun offers these suggestions for bringing sparkle to your party:

•Make sure that your pool and pool deck are ready for the party. Clean up the pool deck, place the furniture, and get ready to party. Then, double check your pool to make sure that it is sparkling clean for your guests. Check the chemicals, sweep it, vacuum it, and run the filter.
•Decorate with red, white, and blue decorations.
•Get ready to grill! The Big Green Egg offers many grilling options for this holiday.
•Don’t forget the side dishes
•Have drinks available (non-alcoholic and alcoholic if you’d like)
•Pool toys and games are always welcome
•Have a patriotic soundtrack combined with good dance music
•Top off the day with desserts
•Set-up a movie screen (a large sheet, wall, or inflatable screen work) and project a movie (Independence Day is a good one) and watch it while swimming in the pool
•Watch the fireworks together

Decorate your yard and pool deck for your party!

Hang red, white, and blue banners, string up lights, use American flags, and have red, white, and blue tableware. For even more fun, paint red, white, and blue stars on your lawn. Check out the directions here, http://www.theconcretecottage.com/2013/07/painted-lawn-stars.html. Don’t forget to stock up on red, white, and blue floats, balls, and tubes too!

Up your grilling game with the Big Green Egg.

We are a dealer for both the Big Green Egg and the Green Mountain Pellet Grill. We also have a large inventory of pellets, sauces, spices, and accessories. Have a variety of side dishes ready to go. Have friends and family bring one to share as well as having a few on hand. Here’s an idea, fill up red, white, and blue balloons with water and freeze them. Then, use the balloons as ice. Place the balloons in a tray and then put perishables around them.

Don’t forget the drinks!

It’s your choice on whether to offer alcoholic beverages as well as non-alcoholic beverages. There are many ways to make your drinks festive. Here are a few suggestions:
•Red, White, and Blue Pina Colada – https://www.3yummytummies.com/red-white-blue-pina-colada/
•Red, White, and Blue Sangria – https://www.recipegirl.com/red-white-and-blue-sangria/
•Captain America Kids Drink – https://www.awortheyread.com/captain-america-kids-drink-celebrate-red-white-blue/
•Firecracker Milkshake – https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a42978/firecracker-milkshake/

Bring out your pool toys or refresh your stock with red, white, and blue options such as floats, tubes, dive sticks, beach balls, and pool noodles. Combine a patriotic soundtrack along with good dancing music and turn up the tunes. Don’t forget the games! A fun option is this 4th of July flag balloon dart game, https://gigglesgalore.net/4th-of-july-flag-balloon-dart-game.

Top off the day with plenty of desserts!


Don’t forget watermelon, popsicles, and cupcakes. These are also fun options:
•Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – https://bakingbites.com/2009/07/red-white-and-blue-chocolate-dipped-strawberries/
•July 4th S’mores Dip – https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a53914/july-4th-smores-dip-recipe/
•Swirled red, white & blue cookie bars – https://butterwithasideofbread.com/patriotic-cookie-bars/
•Patriotic Oreo Pops for the 4th of July – https://www.happinessishomemade.net/patriotic-oreo-pops-for-4th-of-july/

Swim ‘N Fun wants you to make your pool party pop! We are a full-service pool company that has been serving Central Florida since 1986. Get your pool sparkling blue and ready for guests. Stop by our location for your in store FREE water testing. Once your water has been tested, our staff can recommend the chemicals that you will need to get your pool ready party action! We have the Big Green Egg available as well as a wide array of pool toys and accessories. Stop by our store located at 1315 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs to get your pool ready for your Independence Day celebration. We look forward to serving you. Happy 4th of July!

22 Apr 2021

Pool Games

child floating in inflatable ring

Turn Your Pool Toys Into Pool Games!

Swim ‘N Fun carries a wide array of pool toys such as inflatable rafts, inflatable tubes, inflatable ride-ons, dive toys, pool noodles, and beach balls. While pool toys are entertaining, you can have even more fun by utilizing your pool toys in pool games such as:

1. Raft Battle:
The players float around the pool on their rafts. The goal of the game is to push the other player off of his/her raft. Last player on the raft wins.

2. Jousting with Pool Noodles:
Each player sits atop a raft while holding a pool noodle. Then, each player tries to knock the other player off of his/her raft with the pool noodle (similar to jousting on a horse)

3. Catch While Riding a Pool Noodle:
Every player straddles a pool noodle. They then toss a beach ball back and forth. The goal of the game is stay on the noodle while catching and throwing the ball. Last person still on their noodle wins.

4. Beach Ball Race:
Each player has a beach ball. They must push the beach ball from one end of the pool to the other while keeping their hands on the beach ball (no throwing allowed). For even more fun, have the kids push the beach balls with their noses, no hands allowed.

5. Raft Relay:
Must have a minimum of two players to play but the more the merrier. You need 2 rafts or floats. Each player races on their raft/float from one side of the pool to the other and back. When they get back to their starting point, they tag the next player and that player takes the raft/float and races to the end and back. Play continues until one team finishes first.

6. Whack-a-Wet-Mole:
You need a pool noodle and a variety of inflatables. One player holds the pool noodle while the other players stand a few feet away from them (in the shallow end of the pool). Then, each player bobs up and down in the water while holding their inflatable as the player holding the pool noodle tries to whack them gently on the head. This is similar to the arcade game, “Whack-a-mole”. Last player that gets whacked wins.

7. Float Tag:
Each player has a float, raft, tube, or noodle. One person is “it”. The other players try to evade “it” all while dragging their own floatie through the water. The players try to get to safety (which is a designated safe raft/float) in order to stay safe. Last person tagged wins.

8. Beach Ball Squirt Race:
Each person has a beach ball and a water squirter. Players must move their beach ball from one side of the pool to the other just by using the water from their water squirter. No hands allowed. First player to reach the other side of the pool wins.

9. Tug-O-Noodle:
You need one pool noodle and at least 4 people. Divide the players into teams. Each team stands on one side with the pool noodle between them. Then, use the pool noodle like a rope and play tug-of-war.

10. Dive:
Divide the players into teams. Throw a variety of dive sticks into the pool. Each player then must dive in and retrieve their item from the bottom of the pool. The player then returns with their item to their team and tags the next player. This continues until one team has retrieved all of the dive sticks.

Swim ‘N Fun is a full-service pool company located in Winter Springs, Florida. We have been serving Central Florida since 1986 and offer weekly pool maintenance, equipment repairs, and a retail store. Find all of your pool supply needs in our retail store. We carry pool chemicals, pool cleaners, filter cartridges, the Big Green Egg, pool accessories such as pool toys, and more! Click here to see our monthly specials.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm, Saturday from 9am until 5pm and on Sunday from 9:30am until 4:30pm. For more information, please call us at 407-699-1952.
Enjoy your pool and have fun in sun!