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September 6, 2019

Tips for Extending Your Pool Season

In Kansas, the warm weather seems to last forever. So, why is it that many pool owners only leave their pools open for a few months each season?

Did you know that you can leave your pool open longer for maximum enjoyment? Let’s look at tips for extending your pool season. (more…)

August 29, 2019

Baked Dutch Baby

This is one delicious Dutch puff. Loaded with your choice of syrup, fresh fruit or cinnamon sugar, you really don’t want to forget the powdered sugar. Wow. (more…)

August 28, 2019

Watch a Movie in Your Swimming Pool

There’s nothing more fun than watching a movie in your backyard. Setting up a screen in your yard isn’t hard to do, and you can bet your kids, friends and family will love it.

But, what if you took it one step further and had a Dive-In Movie Night?

What’s this? This is where you set up a screen in your backyard and let everyone watch the movie from the pool. They can stay in the water or hang out on a float. And, for those who don’t want to get wet, they can still watch from dry land.

Just imagine the backyard memories!

In this article, we look at how to watch a movie in a swimming pool this weekend.

Here’s What You Need

  • Laptop or DVD player and a Table or to sit it on
  • Projector
  • Projector Screen or large wall that functions as a backdrop
  • Speakers
  • Your favorite movie
  • Pool Floats or other comfortable seating
  • Some great snacks

Watch a Movie in Your Swimming PoolHere’s How to Set It Up

You either need a flat surface like a large wall or a projector screen to watch your movie on. You can also hang a white sheet to the wall as your screen. Just make sure it’s securely on the wall so it doesn’t move in the wind.

Get a projector. You can either borrow one or buy one of your own. You should be able to find one for $100 or less. Do make sure you also have the cables you need to hook it up to your laptop.

Make sure your projector is in a safe place. You don’t want it near the pool in case someone bumps into it.

You want to add some external speakers to your laptop as its speakers won’t be loud enough. Consider portable outdoor speakers for the best sound.

Finally, make sure you have enough floats for those who want to watch from the pool and chairs for everyone else on your pool deck.

Set up a movie refreshment stand to give your backyard theater a drive-in feel.

Watch a Movie Watch a Movie

Tips to Make the Night Run Smoothly

  1. Tie a rope across your pool so your movie watchers can hang on to it as their pool floats start drifting
  2. Measure the correct distance and test it to make sure everyone can see your screen.
  3. Consider floats with drink holders so it’s easier for your guests.
  4. Keep the food out of the pool. Your guests can pop out for a little popcorn.

Image: katemangostar and Image by Pixabay from Pexels

August 23, 2019

Hot Tub Games for the Whole Family

It seems like every year gets busier than the last, especially if you have kids. This makes it hard to find time to catch up and relax in a quiet environment.

Yet, this type 0f quiet time with your family is so important. Enter the hot tub. You can enjoy your whole family distraction-free! Hot tubbing is a great way to reconnect, laugh and have a great time.

Let’s look at hot tub games for the whole family. (more…)