Dream Up a Theme
With a good theme, you can land anywhere in the world without leaving your own backyard. Just think about where you would go if you had all the time and money in the world. Then, use that to guide your decor, music, and food choices. As you do that, your efforts will go a long way toward setting the right mood for your poolside staycation.
Set Up Your Spot
To transform your pool into your vacation destination, you’ll need to start by decorating the area with fun items like:
- Tiki torches
- Waterfall fountains
- Scented candles
- Fairy lights
- Throw pillows
Reflect on what you might find at your ideal resort, and then copy their decor style to set the stage for summer fun by the poolside. Have fun with it, and let your imagination run wild!
Create a Menu
Delicious food is at the center of every awesome getaway, so be sure to create a menu for each day of your poolside staycation. To create your meals without leaving the poolside, consider setting up an outdoor kitchen. You can make nearly any dish imaginable with a barbecue grill, flat-top griddle, or pizza oven. Prefer to skip all the prep and cooking? Make a list of nearby restaurants you want to try and get takeout.
Put the Phone Away
While on a real vacation, you likely only pull out your phone to take photos and look up information on the fly. Otherwise, it sits tucked away while you enjoy all there is to see and do. So, keep it that way during your summer poolside staycation to get a little downtime and feel like you’ve really had a break. Try some board games, a hobby like painting, or dancing to your favorite music instead.
Sit Back and Relax
Once you have everything in order, it’s time to kick back and relax. Make a plan to sleep in each day of your staycation, indulge in your favorite breakfast items while chilling out poolside. Then, keep it low-key for the rest of the day. Aim to keep chores and other tasks to the bare minimum if you can’t just avoid them altogether.
How to Get Ready to Spend the Summer Poolside
Before you can enjoy all your summer poolside fun, you need to get all your swimming pool maintenance tasks out of the way. Thankfully, you can do that easily by having our team at Preservation Pros handle it all for you. We’ll open up your pool for the season to ensure it is clean, sanitary, and ready for your poolside staycation. Give us a call at 520-269-6753 to set up a good time for us to come by.