As nice as an afternoon poolside can be, you might find, like many pool owners, that it’s the memories of nighttime swims that really last. Something about splashing around in the moonlight is tremendously satisfying. Nighttime is also perfect for social gatherings around a pool. To get the most out of your pool after dark, there are certain steps you might want to take. The San Diego pool and spa pros from San Diego Pools offer the following tips for making your pool the preferred destination when the sun goes down.
There are a number of reasons it makes sense to keep your pool area brightly illuminated for nighttime enjoyment. For one thing, it’s an important safety consideration. In the pitch black, dangerous falls are a constant concern. A little light goes a long way toward keeping everybody safe. However, you’ll also find a brighter pool area makes for a more entertaining environment. If the pool area remains dark, people might jump in for a moment but then feel uncomfortable and rush back inside. If the area is properly lit, the pool deck will seem like the perfect place to pull up a chair, relax, and eventually jump back in.
If you want your evening swims to be social gatherings, it’s important to bring the entertainment. Some people love swimming after dark, while others shy away from the idea. But if you make it a party, everyone will be happy to sit poolside. Try bringing out some snacks. Load up a cooler with ice and refreshments. Cut up some watermelon for the kids. Get the speakers up and running and play your favorite tunes. With the right atmosphere, everyone will enjoy a night spent by the pool.
If you have an outdoor space heater, this might be the perfect time to use it. If you have a fire pit, pile up the logs and get it started. Without the warmth of the sun, the body can feel pretty cold after a swim. By keeping the area warm, you avoid the chattering teeth and shivers that can send people running indoors for blankets and the couch.
In a similar vein, it’s vital that night swimmers have towels handy when they come out of the water. The faster they dry off, the happier they’ll be. Nobody likes that shaking, jumping, “Give me a towel, I’m freezing!” feeling.
If you only use your swimming pool during the day, you’re missing half the fun. Night is an amazing time to get out there and swim. Take the above steps to maximize the fun.
If you’re ready to add features to your pool area that can transform it into the perfect nighttime oasis, call on the experienced pros at San Diego Pools. We’re the swimming pool builder San Diego families have trusted for more than forty years to turn their dreams into reality. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786 to learn how our innovative designs and high-quality custom construction can be ideal for you and your family.