The Do’s & Don’ts of Home Pool Etiquette

The Do’s & Don’ts of Home Pool Etiquette

Having friends spend the day at your pool is fun, and it is a big responsibility. Being a guest that is kind and respectful to the host, their home, and other guests is a sure way to be invited back again! Here are some tips to do just that.

The Invitation

  • Don’t show up uninvited.
  • Do arrive on time.
  • Don’t expect your host to feed you.
  • Do respect the requests of the host.
  • Do, parents, make sure your child can swim and is supervised.

Preparing to Swim

  • Do make sure your suit fits properly.
  • Do make sure your suit is not too revealing or transparent.
  • Do have a cover-up.
  • Do shower before you swim.
  • Do use the restroom when needed.
  • Do bring and use your own sunscreen.
  • Do bring your own towel.
  • Do keep your things together.
  • Do bring your own beverage and snack.

Around the Pool

  • Don’t run, push, or be rowdy.
  • Don’t yell and scream.
  • Do be aware of younger or inexperienced swimmers.
  • Do visit with everyone.
  • Don’t splash those watching or sunbathing.
  • Don’t eat or drink in the pool.
  • Don’t put small items in the pool.
  • Don’t dive or jump into the pool from the side.
  • Do practice safety.

Ending the Swim

  • Don’t overstay your welcome.
  • Do put pool away toys and/or equipment.
  • Do dispose of trash properly.
  • Do dry off before entering the house.
  • Do take all your belongings with you.
  • Do thank your host.


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