7 Things to Consider When Creating a Family-Friendly Poolside Paradise

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Summer is finally here, and a family-friendly poolside paradise is the perfect retreat for creating lasting memories and enjoying quality time with loved ones. But before you dive into the deep end, here are seven things to consider when designing a poolside paradise for all ages.

Safety Measures

When designing a family-friendly poolside paradise, safety should be the top priority. Implement safety measures such as pool alarms, pool covers, and proper fencing to prevent unsupervised access to the pool. Consider using non-slip materials around the pool area to minimize the risk of slips and falls.  Additionally, ensure that pool drains and covers comply with all safety regulations.

Pool Shape

Every pool shape provides some unique benefits, so take some time to consider which shape will fit best for your family’s outdoor space. For example, rectangular or oval-shaped pools may be better suited for larger families who enjoy playing games and swimming races, while kidney-shaped pools are surrounded by softer edges and provide a more natural feel.

Kid-Friendly Features

Kid-friendly features are a must for a family-friendly pool. You may want to include a shallow play area or beach entry where the kids can splash and play safely. These are also great because it allows kids to gradually transition from shallow to deep water and become more confident swimmers.

Entertainment for All Ages

Don’t forget to add entertainment for the adults, too! Some great options include outdoor TVs, music speakers, and LED lights. You may even consider adding a poolside bar or a cabana for after-swim snacks and drinks.

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Poolside Seating

Grab some comfortable seating to make lounging around the pool more enjoyable. Pick out some poolside chairs, umbrellas, and sunbeds. Choose pieces that can stand up to being exposed to the elements and are family-friendly.

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Toy Storage

As fun as the pool can be, it’s important to have a place to store everyone’s toys when they’re not in use. It helps keep the pool area safe and organized. Add some dedicated shelves, lockers, or containers to store pool toys and other accessories when not in use.

Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers are a useful addition to any backyard swimming pool. They allow the family to quickly rinse off after swimming without having to track water or chlorine throughout the house. Outdoor showers are also a great way to quickly cool down in the summer heat.

Creating a family-friendly poolside paradise can be exciting and a great way to bring your family together. With the right features and safety equipment, your pool will be ready for hours of fun! Our team at JRP Design & Remodel has designed, built, and remodeled pools for over two decades, and our clients have reported a splash of endless rewards!

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