14 Oct 2021

Halloween Pool Party

pumpkins floating in a pool

Happy Hallow-eek end!

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year so celebrate the whole weekend!

How about a spooktacular Halloween pool party!

Swim ‘N Fun offers these ideas for a spooky good time:

•Decorate your pool with pumpkins. Either carve or decorate pumpkins and place them around your pool with glow sticks or battery- operated lights in them.

•Did you know that pumpkins float? Place undecorated pumpkins in the pool and let your guests dive in and pick out their favorite pumpkin. They can then decorate or carve their pumpkin at a decorating/carving station. Once they are done, put them back in the pool and let them float.

•Place a skeleton in a pool float or prop one up on the pool deck as a decoration.

•Another simple decoration is to purchase pumpkin Jack-o-lantern candy buckets and place colorful glow sticks in them. Use these to light the path to your party.

•For even more fun, get ahold of plastic see through rubber gloves and glow sticks. Put the glow stick in the glove and blow up the glove. Tie it off and then throw in the pool for a ghostly good time.

•Request that your guests come in costume with a water or swim theme such as mermaid, surfer, scuba diver, jellyfish, creature from the black lagoon, etc.

•Decorate with glowing eyes for a spooky effect. You need scissors, toilet paper rolls, tape, and glow sticks. Outline spooky eyes on the toilet paper roll, cut them out, snap a glow stick and put it inside the roll (tape helps keep it secure), and then place the eyes around the pool in bushes, vegetation, peeking out from a fence, etc.

No party is complete without games. Try these games with your party guests:

•Pumpkin Relay: Divide the players into two teams. Each team lines up at the end of the pool. The first two players much push a pumpkin across the pool with only their nose. Once they have reached the other side, another of their team members jumps in and pushes the pumpkin back to the other side. First team to finish wins.

•Monsters and Survivors: There are two teams on the opposite sides of the pool. One team is the monsters and the other team is the survivors. A leader calls out monsters or survivors. Whatever team is called must try and swim across the pool without being tagged by the other team. Tagged players switch teams. Untagged players can bring a team member back to their side. Game ends when everyone is on the same team.

•Costume contest: Give prizes for best costume, the costume showing the best theme, etc.
Turn on the spooky music to create ambience for your Halloween pool party. Try favorites such as Thriller, I put a spell on you, Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, and more. Check out this Halloween play list: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/a33593/halloween-songs/

Finally, don’t forget the food! Swim ‘N Fun offers these fun ideas for ghoulishly delicious food:

•Mummy Meatballs:
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55767/mummy-meatballs-recipe/

•Severed Toes in a Bandage:
https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11471/severed-toes-in-bandages-recipe-122709/

•Spooky Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl Cauldron: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a10930/spooky-spinach-dip-in-bread-bowl-cauldron-recipe-122179/

•Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails:
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44311/jekyll-gin-glowing-cocktails-glow-party-ideas/

•Chocolate Pumpkin Cake and Cupcakes: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a26273/chocolate-pumpkin-cake-cupcakes-3922/

Don’t have time to get your pool ready for a party? Swim ‘N Fun can help you prep your pool for your Halloween pool party. We offer weekly pool maintenance. We can get your pool in tip top shape and ready to party. Our pool techs will test your pool water, balance your pool chemistry, skim your pool, brush pool walls, empty baskets, vacuum your pool as needed, clean or backwash your pool filter as needed, and check equipment to make sure that it is running properly. Please give us a call at 407-699-1952 or sign up online for our weekly pool service at https://swimnfun.com/weekly-pool-service. No contract required.

We hope that you have a “Spooktacular” good time at your Halloween pool party!

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!

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! Give us a call 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, and filter cartridges.

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!