One of the best ways to enjoy a chilling drink on a scorching summer afternoon is on the water. You can either do it on a lake, a river and now even by your backyard swimming pool. The only thing that bothers people from enjoying their drink in the water is getting out to get a refill.
This article offers a simple solution to that problem – bring your bar with you!
Having a pool bar provides you with easy and quick access to drinks even when you’re in the water. This ensures that the party goes on without interruptions. The vital element of a pool bar is of course as you’d guess – the equipment.
Here are the top things you need for your pool bar :
1. Floating Cooler
The very first priority of any kind of bar is to keep its drinks cold. An inflatable cooler does just that. It goes without saying that Drinks are best served cold . Also, some coolers also feature drink holders which are numbered to help you keep track of libations.
2. Unbreakable Wine Glasses
Drinking Wine is good, but drinking it out of a solo cup made of glass isn’t. In fact, it’s a terrible idea. The thought of wine glass shattered around them or worst, in the pool, is terrifying and should be avoided at all costs. This is why it’s wise to invest in a set of unbreakable silicone wine glasses.
3. Cool Pool Toys
Regardless of even if they are for adults, a pool party isn’t complete with fun, bright pool toys for you and your guest to play with. This can include an inflatable unicorn, flamingo, swan, and gator. They are the essentials for cool summer pool selfies . Other toys like beach balls also add a lot of fun for guests.
4. Lifeguard Drink Holders
Drinks are cool, but the need of holding them all the time isn’t. Not to mention that dropping them in the pool is a whole another tragedy. Lucky for you, you can avoid both of these with a floating drink holder.
5. Inflatable Tiki Bar
An inflatable tiki bar always gets to be the hilarious center of any pool party. It’s not only for show. It works. With two ice bins and six drink holders , the bartender will have a great time there. He’d also appreciate canopy on that hot day.
6. Drink Tray
Made out of foam, it has cutouts for holding four drinks. Extremely effective in hot tubs, pools, the tray resembles waffle. It’s an alternative for keeping beverages above water. You can also these for holding your snacks .
7. Floating Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re hosting an adult party, music is as important as alcohol. These floating waterproof speakers connect flawlessly to any Android or iPhone device which lets you stream favorite music in the pool itself. The blue mood lights also create the perfect mood for listening in the dark
8. Inflatable Beer Pong Table
What can be better than playing the most popular drinking game right inside your pool? The floating beer pong also includes a small cooler with a bunch of extra cup holders on the sides. Now, if you don’t play pong, you can use it as a mega drink holder for an event or maybe even as a float.
It’s natural that most people will bring their own sunscreen, but, as a pool owner, it’s your responsibility to have some reserve in hand. The sun feels nice on the face but can also cause damage to the skin. It will also protect your guests and yourself from possible sunburns and let you enjoy without worrying.
10. Backyard Grill
Pool parties and grilled food go hand in hand. There is no chance that your guests won’t appreciate a fresh hot dog, or a burger after a long swimming session or poolside play. As a general rule of thumb, the bigger the grill area, the better it is.
11. Poolside Drink Makers
Although no party is complete without drinks ,, when it comes to pool party, drinks become an even more important element. If you haven’t got one yet, you should invest in a few cocktail shakers along with few drink making accessories. You can keep these ingredients and glasses in a poolside bar cart which keeps summertime beverages within arms distance.
12. Poolside Lights
Nighttime pool parties require lighting as an important element. You can either go for outdoor string lights which offer a touch of old fashion charm . Or, you can go for illuminated accents which float on the pool and make it even more fun to swim in the night time. Although, make sure that insulation is done properly.
Author: Jack Iglesias
I am Jack Iglesias, the brain behind this blog. By profession, I am a pool heater and pump repairman. After being around heaters and pumps for so long, I started to consult people who wanted to build the pool for themselves.