Summer Pool Games the Whole Family Can Enjoy

If you’ve recently made some backyard improvements, you’re probably eager to put them to good use with friends and family. Maybe you’ve added a new paver patio, fire pit, or perhaps you’ve just completed installing and are now maintaining a pool that you’ve been dreaming about. Whatever changes you’ve made, you have a nearly endless array of activities to choose from that you can enjoy with guests and family. Here are just a few of the most popular.

Family Fun in the Sun

Let your imagination run wild when thinking of activities to enjoy with your family. You could set up a clothesline for your kids which can double as a tightrope. Or you could build a fort with them from lawn chairs and blankets. You can get messy too, with a water slide, mud pit or chalk.

Having a Blast in the Backyard

If you’re looking for a way to entertain a lot of guests, one surefire way to do it is by firing up the grill and have a barbecue. In the warmer months you could also host a movie night, which could be great for families or adults. You could even host a bonfire if you have a fire pit and if the neighbors don’t mind the smoke.

Party in the Pool

A pool is an excellent centerpiece for a backyard designed to provide maximum entertainment. Whether you have a vinyl, fiberglass or cement pool, it can serve as a welcome retreat during the summer’s long days and hot nights. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon enjoying games for the whole family. Here are just a few of the most popular:

Marco Polo

No pool party would be complete without a game or Marco Polo. A combination of “Hot and Cold” and “Tag, this game works best with three or more players. One player is “it” and closes their eyes while the other scatter. The player who is “it” calls out “Marco” and tries to tag the others while they respond with “Polo.”

Treasure Hunt

This game has endless variations and can work with just about any object that sinks. Toss them into the pool and then let the players jump in and recover them as fast as they can. You can split players into teams or use see-through objects for even more fun.

Water Polo

A classic water sport, water polo is great fun and can be an even better workout. All you need is a ball, two teams, and a goal on each side of your pool. Each team could spend hours in the water splashing around and battling to score on the other side.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to upgrading your backyard for entertainment. You could install an outdoor living room with just a few chairs, making it easier for more guests to enjoy your backyard. Patio upgrades can beautify your yard an additional structure such as a pergola can give guests a central place to congregate. If you are thinking landscaping, you might consider bringing in more shade or even turning part of your backyard into a garden. Get to work today to turn your backyard dreams into reality!


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