Pool Party Games
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Cool pool party games to hot up your party!

I love summer, who doesn't? ………..OK, there's always one!! :)

For the rest of us, in summer, the pool is the ideal place to have your party, especially if it's in the afternoon and it's stinking hot.

And how cool is a pool party at night, wow it's the best.

Now, I grew up in England, dreaming of having a pool, the best I got was a bucket of water and a garden hose…no fun. Now I live in Australia, I have a pool and I love my summer pool parties.

Anyway, if you or a friend has a pool, then it's time for a pool party, so read on to learn what the best pool party games are for this summer.

Pool Party Games

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First Things First… Safety is the number one priority when having a pool party, so make sure that a designated responsible, able swimmer is always on watch at the pool, especially when children are around.

All children and adults taking part in pool party games must be strong swimmers. 30+ Sunscreen and UV clothing highly recommended.

Follow pool safety instructions, such as no diving into shallow end of pool, no glass in pool area. Be clear to all your guest the importance of pool safety, and make sure they know the rules.

Pool Party Games

Poolside Basketball and Volley ball

All you need is a Jamming Molded Poolside Basketball and let the competition begin.

This sturdy blow-molded, adjustable height design with water weightable base comes complete with a Real-Feel basketball making it a great game for for both Adults and kids.

Have 2 teams playing a game against each other or use it as part of a pool party game obstacle course, (see below). For the kids you can also play a game whereby they take it in turns to have a shot to see who can get the ball in the basket the most times without a miss. Once a throw misses, the ball is passed onto the next kid for them to try. If there are lots of kids, limit it to say 3 shots each before its passed on to the next kid.

For those of you that want twice the fun, then you can't go wrong with this Dunn Rite PoolSport Combo Portable Pool Basketball and Volleyball Set

Not only do you get this all stainless steel basketball hardware set has a steel rim (36" height) and a 22" x 31" solid poly backboard that overhangs the water, includes a color matched ball, but you also get a volleyball set as well. The volleyball set includes 16' net (spans up to 22' pool) and hot pink volleyball.

So now you can have twice the fun playing two different types of pool party games.

Dive Dudes

Use these specially designed Dive Dudes to create a fun afternoon of diving challenge games.

Each of these 4 soft, flexible bright colored sticks is a character and has a different points value. Throw them into the pool, and the challenge is for the kids to dive down and collect them. The person or team to collect the most points based on the Dive Dudes value is the winner. These are good also to use as part of pool obstacle course.

Dodge The Nerf Super Soaker

Use this powerful, pump-handle blaster with its five-nozzle blast, to deliver five streams of water at your target!

Everyone has to run and duck to dodge the Nerf Super Soaker Scatter Blast. The shooter can use the flip-up sight to perfect their aim and the tactical rail to ready their shot. Then, pump the handle and unleash multiple streams of water to douse your unsuspecting opponents up to 25 feet away! The pump-handle water blaster delivers five streams of water at once to soak your target to the max!

Once you're hit, then its in the pool you go. Last person to be hit is the winner, and the prize is to be the next shooter. Kids love it, hours of fun in the sun, so don't forget to regularly apply the sunscreen!

Bounceland Castle and Basket Ball

To ensure that all your pool party guests have something to do, make sure that you also have a Bounceland Castle W/Hoop Inflatable Bounce House Bouncer So when the guests want a break from the pool, they have a bouncy castle and basket ball hoop available near by. Great for the little kids to use when the bigger kids are in the pool. Let them take it in turns!

This Bounceland(™) award winning bounce house with basketball hoop added, works well for this, it's spacious bounce house with approx 77 in x 77 in bouncing area inside , slide length 60 in. The attractive bright color makes it perfect for summer parties, and will give your kids loads of fun for the whole year.

Water Balloon Target Practice

Team work required to launch the water balloon towards the target, which can be up to 200 yards away! Teams of 3 can take it in turns to hit a target of your choice.Points are scored. Competing teams can try and stop the balloon hitting the target.

The 200 Yard Water Balloon Launcher should be used with the three person method. One person to hold each end and one person in the middle. When the middle person releases the launcher, the balloon will fly. Fun for the older kids, teenagers and young adults.

Pool Party Games Obstacle Course

Have two teams race each other from one end of the pool to the other, while completing various tasks.

Suggested tasks include but not limited to the following ideas:

Dive down to collect a Dive Dudes

Perform a forward tumble roll

Perform a backward tumble roll

Swim under someones legs (another team member must stand in the pool for this)

Throw a ball into the Jamming Molded Poolside Basketball net.

Use this Transparent Tube that they must get into a swim to the end of the pool.

Movies in the Pool

As the sun goes down, and you've completed your water games, why not finish the day off with a movie in the pool. Simple set up a data projector and screen away from the water, but in view for your guests to see and hear clearly. You and your guests will be floating around in the Transparent Tube enjoying the movie from the pool.

What a great way to end a fun active day of pool party games!

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I hope my site has given you some ideas so that you know what to do for your pool party. Keep it simple, keep it safe and have fun!

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