President's Day Pool Party

Presidents’ Day by the Pool

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The school year comes with a lot of challenges for parents.  It’s all about the Christmas pageant, the Halloween costume contest or graduation.  But there is nothing more challenging than a long weekend.  There are not many of them, but it’s not like summer, where you can plan ahead for that trip in a car or a plane, or even …

Valentines Day Pool Party

Valentine’s Day by the Pool

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Whether it rains or shines, expect Valentine’s Day to be in the low 70°F.  So, get the decorations out and have the best pool party ever.  Here are some ideas to make the gathering a memorable one: Planning Decorations Simple decorations like red, white and pink balloons go well.  You can make a bunch and tie them together on a …

Super Bowl Party Houston TX

Are You Ready for Super Bowl LII?

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The weather will not be kind to the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, or the spectators at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  However, for Houston and surrounding areas the temperature will be a lovely 68°F on Sunday. So get out there and  take advantage of your outdoor family room for a great Super Bowl …

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

Great Pumpkin Recipes for the Fall

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Halloween was just here, and Thanksgiving’s around the corner.  So, if you’re looking to have breakfast, lunch or dinner by the pool, keep in mind that what you serve reminds your family and friends of the holidays to come. Pumpkin is the most symbolic emblem of autumn.  There is no way to avoid it.  It is also the vegetable known …

Halloween Pool Decorations

The Best Halloween Pool Decoration Ideas

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Calling all pool owners!  Are you a Halloween fanatic?  Then this blog is for you. It’s time to take out the spooky decorations; the ghosts, spiders, witches, pumpkins…It’s time to bring it all out.  And once you have it out, visualize how you want your pool “dressed” up for the scary occasion.  Skeletons are great around the backyard garden; spiders …

Spring Break Pool BBQ Party

Spring Break BBQ Party

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Spring break is just around the corner! Are you ready to host the best BBQ spring break party ever? Kids are out of school, and the Texas heat is cranking up. It’s the perfect time to break out the grill and throw a backyard poolside BBQ party. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing finger lickin’ good grilling recipes. Side …

Pool Floats and Toys for 2017

Best and Coolest Pool Floats and Toys

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Gear up this spring with the coolest pool toys, games, floats, and accessories to use in your backyard’s pool. You would think having an awesome pool (built by Platinum Pools, of course) would be enough, but we all know that bigger is better. Especially in Texas. We’re here to help you spice up your spring and summer pool activities! Want …

outdoor fire pit

Winter Time Activities by the Fire Pit

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Ignite your backyard patio and pool with luxurious fire bowls, pits, and other custom fire features. Luckily, Houston winters can be mild, and bearable at times. Which allows for some fun in the cold. Enjoy the brisk cold air by a nice and cozy fire pit or outdoor fire place. Activities by The Fire Hot Chocolate and Ghost Stories Make …

Poolside Friendsgiving Party

Poolside Friendsgiving Party

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What’s better than spending quality time with your friends? Spending it by the pool of course! November in Houston is the perfect time of year to throw an outdoor poolside party. Depending if Houston wants to play nice, November weather tends to be mild and ideal for an evening dinner party. Here are some great ideas on how to wow …

Host a Summer Olympics-Themed Watch Party Poolside at Home

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This Summer, Team USA will be traveling to Rio, and as the best athletes around the world converge onto one global arena, people worldwide will undoubtedly be watching and cheering on their country and the athletes who compete at the highest level. Of course, Platinum Pools sees a great opportunity for a pool party, and you have options when it …

Throw a Pokémon Go-Themed Pool Party The Old-Fashioned Way

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Odds are, you’ve heard all about this summer’s hottest craze, Pokémon Go. If you have kids, you’ve known about the world of collectible pocket monsters for some time, and just because the biggest game of the summer is confined to your favorite cell-enabled device, that doesn’t mean the fun stops at the water line. The folks at Platinum Pools think …

Custom Pool LED Lighting for Valentines Day

Create Your Very Own Backyard Valentine’s Day!

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling for ideas for a romantic date night, or for a special dinner outing. Platinum Pools has a few great ideas and recipes to have a unique, private, and of course romantic Valentine’s Day in your very own back yard, best yet, no reservations are required! Prep the Ambiance Think …

An Outdoor Thanksgiving Celebration

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With Thanksgiving near, we’re all trying to make plans for a festive start to the holidays.  Luckily for us in Texas, it means cool, crisp weather.  We’ve got a few great ideas on how to make your Thanksgiving celebration fun for everyone. Set the Mood by Your Pool With Your Outdoor Tablescape Nothing says Thanksgiving like a warmly lit,brightly decorated …

fall themed pool party

Tips For An Awesome Fall Themed Pool Party

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Fall is in the air, but the warm Texas weather means pool season might not be over just yet! Which creates the perfect situation for a fall-themed pool party. We already shared a few tips on creating a spooky themed pool party, but what about all those other fall occasions? Here are some fun ideas for planning a fall themed …

Halloween Pool Party Ideas

Halloween Pool Party Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner! This year, skip the boring big-box store Halloween decorations and use your swimming pool as a spooky centerpiece. Whether you are planning a pool party, hosting a haunted house, or just want to thrill the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, there are plenty of ways to use your swimming pool to create a scary adventure. Here are …

Hosting a Football Themed Pool Party

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Summer is winding down, but the hot weather means there is still plenty of time for pool parties. And with football season just getting started, it is the perfect time of the year for a football-themed party! To get your party planning started, here are a few options to consider. Choose the Party Day The first decision is whether you …

Swimming Pool Games

7 Pool Games To Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

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Swimming has a number of physical and mental health benefits for kids and adults alike. Besides being great exercise, learning to swim and becoming familiar with water is fundamental to your children’s safety around water. Plus, it is a great way to limit the number of time you hear “I’m bored!” this summer. Learning to Swim At what age should …

swimming pool staycation

Why Your Swimming Pool Is the Ultimate Summer Staycation

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Here are 3 interesting facts about Texas: Texas is the second warmest US state  during the summer months. Texas has the second most residential swimming pools per capita Texas is also the hardest working state  given that 5 of its cities (Arlington, Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas and Houston) appear in the list of top 10 hardest-working US cities. Put all …

Pirate Themed Pool Party

How to Create, Organize and Plan a Pirate Themed Pool Party

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Summer has finally arrived, which means pool season is in full swing! Get ready for good food, fun party games, and lots of splashing. Want to make your next pool party fun and unique? How about having a theme? How about a pirate-themed celebration in your own backyard? You already have the water and guests can just throw on a …

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Stress-Free Summer Pool Party

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There is nothing quite like the first pool party of the summer, and it is almost that time of the year! The water might still be a little chilly, but good friends and fun have a way of combining to create lifelong memories. If you are looking for the everything-you-need guide to planning your summer pool party, you have come …

Getting Rid Of Mosquitoes in Houston

Getting Rid of Mosquitoes

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Every year, no matter how hard you seem to try thousands of uninvited guests show up at you pool.  Not only are they pesky, but they leave you with bright, red, itchy bumps all over your body. This year, take a stand against mosquitoes. A few simple measures can make a world of difference. Prevention While you can’t control them …

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5 Easy Tips for a Care-Free Pool Party

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1.    Break you Party Down into Smaller Pieces and get Things Done Ahead of Time •    Send out invitations 3-4 weeks before the pool party. •    Purchase items like paper plates, napkins, forks, etc a week before your party. •    Make the food the night before. •    Have your family clean up the house the day before. 2.    Delegate •    …

4th of July Pool Party

4th of July Pool Party

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Celebrating our nation’s freedom from the British government and the signing of the Declaration of Independence should only be done one way: BIG. What better way to continue and celebrate the tradition of our freedom than to join together with friends and family and throw a pool party? Grill some good old American food poolside and watch the “bombs bursting …

Perfect Pool Party in your pool hot tub or spa

Master Checklist: How to Host the Perfect Pool Party

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Hoping to be the envy of your neighbors by throwing the pool party of the year? You’ve come to the right place! With a few easy steps, tips, and checklists to help your party be a major success. Pre-Party Just like Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies, the perfect party has needs a “recipe” to help make sure you have everything you …

Houston Stylish Pool Party Decorations

Disco King/Dancing Queen Pool Party

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The Party: •    Disco balls, 70s style flowers, and peace signs are a must on everything from invitations to the cake! •    Encourage guests to wear hippie/disco clothes over their swimming suits. •    Crank up the disco tunes. Try some different playlists. •    Pass out John Lennon/Elton John style glasses along with party favors. The Food: •    Make a tie-dye …

Pirate Themed Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

Ahoy Mateys! Are ye looking to host the best birthday pool party this side of the Seven Seas? Well then get ready to hop aboard! Here’s what ye will be needin’: Invitations: •    Let guests, children or adults, know that this is a pirate themed party through the invitations! •    Consider using pirate jargon by including phrases like “RSVP by …

Platinum Pools Perfect Backyard BBQ

The Perfect Backyard BBQ

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The absolute best way to enjoy the weather, your family, and your pool this summer is by having a BBQ. Whether it be just you and your immediate family, a family reunion, a birthday party, or even a block party, there’s something about the smell of that grill going while everyone plays in the pool that just feels right. Looking …

Houston cool pool parties for kids

The Perfect Kid’s Pool Party

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It’s no secret; when it gets hot outside kids want to go to the pool! Some of our most cherished childhood memories happened splashing around the pool with our friends and it’s no surprise that your kids will want to do the same thing. Whether they’re in the kiddie pool or the “big” pool, here a few sure-fire ways to …

Beach Music Playlist Houston

Beach Music Playlist

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Are you looking for the perfect beach themed music playlist? Well look no further. This beach music playlist will help your party be a real splash! •   ” The Tide is High” by Blondie •    “Vacation” by The Go Gos •    “Mambo # 5″ by Lou Bega •   ” Surfin USA” by The Beach Boys •    “Itsty Bitsy Teenie Weenie …

Houston Platinum pool halloween party

Spooky-Chic Halloween Party

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Do away with the usual dark Halloween décor; surprise your Halloween party guests with this bright white idea from Celebrations. com! This trendy Halloween idea is all is all about an over dose of white. Using white spray paint you can transform former Halloween decorations into a ghastly pale ensemble. This use, or lack of, color will create the eerie …

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor

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“Wait, I’M HOSTING THANKSGIVING?? I thought we were having it at your house!” If this is the conversation you’re having with your family or friends a week from Thanksgiving, don’t worry; it’s all gravy, baby. Pawn off turkey preparations to someone else and take a deep breath.  Decorating for this holiday doesn’t need to be labor intensive. Use these tips …

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

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Expecting young guests this weekend? We’ve found some jam-packed Thanksgiving craft pages with activities that are sure to keep them happily entertained. Check them out! And comment with your own ideas if you’re planning your own craft time. Easy Crafts (Spoon Pilgrims, Thanksgiving bouquet, finger puppets, more) Turkey Crafts (Pine-cone turkey, cup turkey, turkey gloves, more) Printables (Games, activities and …