Easter Scavenger Hunt in Swimming Pool

Easter Scavenger Hunt – The Aquatic Edition

Swimming Pool Expert Games and Toys, Party Planning

In our last blog, we talked about how to organize an Easter Pool Party.  Now, we take a look at how to organize an Easter Scavenger Hunt…in a swimming pool. First, make sure that you have adults who can be referees and supervisors in the swimming pool.  Second, divide the kids into groups by age.  If there are small guests …

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How to Plan for a Spring Break Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning, Poolside Recipes

Early spring means college students are packing up swimsuits, board shorts, fancy clothing and any other item you can imagine.  College students across the country are heading to the biggest party of the year – Spring Break.  And then, you have those who decide to go home and enjoy the perfect pool right in their own backyard.  Just because your …

President's Day Pool Party

Presidents’ Day by the Pool

celement Party Planning, Pool Tips

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

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning, Pool Tips

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?

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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 …

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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 …

Pool Floats and Toys for 2017

Best and Coolest Pool Floats and Toys

celement Games and Toys, Party Planning

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 …

Fire Pit

Winter Time Activities by the Fire Pit

celement Party Planning, Pool Tips, Poolside Recipes

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 …

Host a Summer Olympics-Themed Watch Party Poolside at Home

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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 …

March Madness – Pool Edition

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

The best part of March? The NCAA college basketball tournament! This year the fun starts on March 16th, so we’re here to help you get a jump on planning your March Madness party – with more than one kind of pool. Invitations There are a number of ways to watch the tournament, so getting the invitation out early will help …

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Create Your Very Own Backyard Valentine’s Day!

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning

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

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning

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

Christy Saxer Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips

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

Christy Saxer Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips

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

Swimming Pool Expert Games and Toys, Party Planning, Poolside Recipes

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

Christy Saxer Featured Post, Games and Toys, Party Planning

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 …

Why Your Swimming Pool Is the Ultimate Summer Staycation

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips

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 …

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

Swimming Pool Expert Games and Toys, Party Planning, Poolside Recipes

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 …

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

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning

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 …

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5 Easy Tips for a Care-Free Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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 …

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Master Checklist: How to Host the Perfect Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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 …

Disco King/Dancing Queen Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning

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 …

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The Perfect Kid’s Pool Party

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning

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

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Party Planning

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 …