Sarasota pools are for entertaining—especially in the cooler months. Nothing says “Florida holiday season” like a Lakewood Ranch pool oasis or a backyard Bradenton pool party.
And since you’re likely to be spending a lot of time around your Sarasota pool whether you’re entertaining or not, take these landscaping and pool decorating tips for everyday use, too.
So as you look forward to those brisk highs in the 70s, here are some of the hottest pool entertaining trends to really impress your friends and family from up North. And don’t forget to call Bella Pool service professionals to get your pool clean, your pool chemicals balanced, and your pool equipment in tip-top shape for hosting this season.
Light It Up
Sorry, but a couple of backyard tiki torches and your trusty old motion-sensor floodlight aren’t going to cut it in today’s Sarasota-Manatee pool entertaining scene.
Light your whole pool party space with a variety of light sources that all provide similar levels of light.
Soft, warm lights that illuminate gently without blinding your guests are the way to go. String lights and/or hanging lanterns can provide light over a stretch of area without any one source being blinding. Paper or cloth shades and features add an extra classiness.
Look to solar and LED for the coolest, most efficient technology.
Still want fire? Upgrade your firepit for a cool feature that complements your pool’s focus.
Embrace Pool Colors
And while you’re looking at lights, don’t shy away from making your pool a colorful kaleidoscope. Today’s in-ground and in-pool lights (like these options from Jandy) offer a variety of color options and palettes that can be changed to suit your mood at the push of a button—or smoothly cycle through the whole rainbow.
For a quicker fix, floating, light-up pool features are simply awesome and can be added to your pool in a snap.
Naturalize Your Décor
Your plants are thriving. Show them off!
Rather than relying on too many manmade tchotchkes in your poolside setup, make your plants the main decorative feature. They’re durable in elements and they won’t go out of style.
Bring the Inside Out
The point of this excellent weather is that you should be able to spend as much time outside as possible. You don’t want to be sending people back inside for food and drinks. And you definitely don’t want to spend the whole party in the kitchen!
Lakewood Ranch outdoor kitchens have long been the rage. But if you haven’t caught up yet, this is your season. No more dragging the grill over and fishing beers out of a cooler.
Dedicate an outdoor space to a permanent entertainment hub. The investments can vary, but consider cooking as well as cooling options, entertainment (speakers and TV screens), seating and tables, and storage.
Schedule Pool Service Now for the Entertaining Season
And lastly, don’t forget about the fundamentals. That is, your pool maintenance!
Your pool should be beautiful, clean, and fully functional so that it can be the star of your party. Schedule pool service now with Bella Pool and Spas of Sarasota in order to ensure that all of the cleaning, maintenance, and repairs or replacements (as needed) can be made in plenty of time to incorporate all your other entertaining ideas.
It’s going to be a good season here in Sarasota. Make sure your pool is ready!