Get your patio ready for the pool party with these tips

When summer arrives and the pool is in your backyard, it’s only a matter of time before your family members and close friends start asking when to expect the first pool party invitation of the season. This year, take some time to plan out the get-together, and consider these tips to wow your guests and create the ultimate summer retreat.

1. Invest in lounge chairs

Some guests won’t spend all of their time in the pool, so you have to make sure you have adequate seating for those who want to sit back, relax and bask in the sun. Grab a handful of folding chairs for the party, or go all out and invest in a set of lounge chairs if you plan on hosting more social gatherings in the future.

2. Create a space for entertaining

The last thing you want is your guests talking about how hungry or thirsty they are in the middle of your party. Fire up the grill and cook some of the summertime favorites when everyone’s ready for a swimming break. You can also create a small outdoor lounge with a bar cart to serve up your best summer cocktails. 

3. Keep the bugs away

Uninvited insects can turn a fun party into an uncomfortable get-together. Enclose your patio this summer with a motorized retractable screen from Phantom Screens. It can guard you from the pesky intruders, offer additional privacy and even protection when you need a break from the sun.