What Should I Wear when I Go to the Pool at a Hotel?


KEN KING What Should I Wear when I Go to the Pool at a Hotel? Mar 13, 2022
What Should I Wear when I Go to the Pool at a Hotel?

The hotel pool is the place where most visitors gravitate to at some point, usually not too long after checking in. If this is what you know you’ll be doing, be mindful of what’s typically considered appropriate to wear when hanging out in or around a resort or hotel pool. Keep reading for recommendations on what to wear to a hotel pool, brought to you by the experienced professionals from San Diego Pools, the pool builder San Diego businesses trust for high-quality construction and exceptional service.

Don’t Wear Anything Too Revealing

Hotel pools are usually places where families and children gather. Therefore, it’s generally recommended that anything too revealing be avoided, since we’re not talking about a private backyard pool. For guys, this means swim trunks, shorts, or boardshorts instead of swim briefs. For women, this means either a one-piece or a tasteful two-piece suit. For kids, recommendations typically include trunks, one-pieces, tankinis, and rash guards.

Choose Something Light & Comfortable

For times when you’ll be mostly relaxing by the hotel pool without actually doing too much swimming, go with something more casual and light. This list could include:

• Traditional or mid-length swim shorts
• A light tee or top
• Sandals or flip-flops—it’s not a good idea to be totally barefoot if you’ll mostly be hanging out around the pool
• A sun hat if you’ll be lounging by the pool in direct sunlight

Comfort with swimming or poolside attire also extends to your personal comfort. While there’s something to be said for being stylish when spending time at a hotel, you also want swimwear that maintains your personal level of comfort.

See if There’s a Dress Code for the Pool Area

Some of the more luxurious hotels and resorts have dress codes for guests that apply to places like dining areas and pools. If this is the type of place you’ll be staying at, check ahead of time to see if there’s a dress code. If there is, use it as a guide for what you pack as far as swimming attire goes.

Go on the Lighter Side with Accessories

You don’t want to overdo it with accessories when going to a hotel pool area. The main reason is because it’s easier than you may realize to leave things behind if you spend some time poolside before taking a dip. Instead, keep your accessories (e.g., sunglasses, hat, etc.) to a minimum. Bring a small bag or tote as well to keep your pool accessories in when not wearing them.

Change in Your Room (or the Poolside Changing Area)

It’s common for hotel guests to slip into their preferred pool attire in their rooms first before heading to the pool. If you do this, know it’s also common to don a towel or hotel bathrobe to maintain some degree of personal privacy. Some hotels, especially ones with larger pool areas, have changing areas conveniently located by the pools for guests to use.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

One last thing to wear to a hotel pool is sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, the sun’s rays can be strong enough to affect your skin with longer periods of exposure. An SPF of at least 30 is recommended.

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