Whether you have a swimming pool, Endless Pool swim spa, or hot tub, there’s always a chance for an accident in the water. You can prevent it, though, by sharing rules with your guests and encouraging safe behavior. Here are our basic rules:
- Appoint an adult Water Watcher to watch over the pool, swim spa, or hot tub to keep everyone safe.
- Show everyone a separate area to keep their clothing and belongs to stay safe during COVID.
- Encourage swimmers to rinse off before getting in the water as lotion and body oils affect the water quality.
- Supervise children at all times.
- Offer pool noodles, life jackets, and water wings for kids/adults who can’t swim.
- Explain no running on the pool deck, no diving or jumping into the swim spa or hot tub, or shallow end of the pool.
- Don’t push anyone in to the water.
- Keep all glass containers away from the water.
- Set hand sanitizer out and ask swimmers to use it before getting in the water if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Don’t forget to point out to your water users that swimming is safe during COVID-19 as specified by the CDC.
Plan Your Food Menu
The centerpiece of your Labor Day party is your menu.
This is usually your last party of the summer, so use it to celebrate American spirit with a menu of everyone’s favorite backyard BBQ food.
Have plenty of meat and veggies grilled on the grill, add some sides like potato and pasta salads, as well as dessert, fruit like watermelon and fresh berries.
TIP: Our favorite COVID tip is to put everything in single servings so your party-goers aren’t sharing utensils or touching other food. Individual drink servings are also a great idea. And, don’t forget the recycling bins!
Decorate for the Red, White, and Blue
This is your chance to celebrate the USA with red, white, and blue decor. While you can certainly incorporate these colors into your serveware and decorations, you can also set out red, white, and blue beach balls and pool noodles.
Don’t Forget the Lawn Games
Not everyone wants to swim. A great idea to keep people active and socially distanced is to set out some old fashioned lawn games like croquet and bocce ball.
Set something out for the kiddos, too, and everyone can enjoy time outside the water as well.