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Prep your Pool for Memorial Day Fun!

Memorial Day is special for several reasons, the most important of which is paying tribute to the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The holiday is also special because it marks the unofficial start to summer, which is prime swim season! To help you make the most of your Memorial Day fun by the pool, we've put together a guide with of some of our favorite features. Enjoy!

Keys to maximizing your Memorial Day pool fun include:

Leslie's Clear Water
Healthy and beautiful pool water

Leslie's Pool Floats
A sweet assembly of pool floats

Pool Basketball and Volleyball
The top pool toys and games

Patio Furniture
Relaxing and functional patio pieces

Poolside Bluetooth Speaker
The latest entertainment extras

Clean, Clear, Healthy Pool Water

This is a fun post, focused on how to best enjoy your Memorial Day by the pool, so we won't get too technical, but we can't stress how important having clear, healthy water is to your swim season. Beautiful, balanced water sets the tone for all of your backyard amusement.

The most effective way to ensure balanced water is to test it regularly. The easiest way to do that is to bring in a sample to any Leslie's store for our state-of-the-art and FREE AccuBlue® water testing. We'll give you detailed results in 60 seconds and a customized treatment plan with exact steps and dosages to help you enjoy your pool sooner and longer.

On to the fun stuff!

Gigantic Glitter Dragon Pool Float

The Perfect Collection of Pool Floats

Whether you want to relax and float or head into battle with friends and family, the right floats are a must-have for any pool.

From classic foam floats to motorized floats (yes, you read that right ... more to come), and everything in-between, you can find just about anything you want if you know where to look — wink, wink.

This year's selection at Leslie's offers some serious style points. Some of the popular options include a Gigantic Glitter Dragon, a Gigantic T-Rex, a Tropical Fruit Island, an Illuminated Tube, and more.

No, we didn't forget about the motorized one. The Splash Runner Motorized Lounger allows you to zip from one end of your pool to the other in case you forgot your sunglasses or need a refill on your drink.

Pool Candy - YardCandy LED Lawn Darts

Backyard and Pool Games Galore!

For those of you with a competitive side, you can't ever have too many games to play on Memorial Day in your backyard or pool. The key is finding the right set of games to keep everyone of all ages engaged.

For the kids, you can't go wrong with with the Bulzibucket Backyard Game or the Pass Pool Football Game. Who are we kidding? We all know those aren't just for the kids. All of you either know someone or ARE someone who will spend hours trying to get the better of your friends and family in those games.

For those who want to up the competition — and possibly the stakes — the Park Play Floating Pong Game offers a chance at some hopefully responsible fun.

If you're looking for something out of the water, the YardCandy LED Lawn Darts provide colorful fun well into the night.

Teal Patio Umbrella

Patio Furniture and Accessories

Comfort and convenience are the name of the game when it comes to Memorial Day pool fun.

To maximize both, be sure you've got all the backyard furniture and extras you need to enjoy long days and warm nights without needing to head back inside too often.

One key to enjoying a full day outside is staying out of the sun when you need to. A well-positioned 9-foot umbrella will do the trick every time. Set it over your favorite lounge chair or even a section of the pool to help take the stress off of your sunscreen for a little while.

Don't want to get out of the pool or up from that aforementioned lounge chair to get another drink? The portable Pacific Cool Bar allows you to keep your favorite beverages chilled on ice, and it also offers an adjustable-height tabletop surface.

Do the nights still get a little chilly where you live? The right firepit can be the perfect stylish addition to your backyard to provide ambiance and warmth when the temperatures dip but you want to keep the party going.

Finally, with all of your new toys, games, and other goodies, it's always handy to have some convenient storage. A large deck box is the perfect piece to keep your patio clutter-free by holding all of your items until you're ready for break them out again tomorrow.

Inflatable 20 ft Projector Screen

All the Right Sights and Sounds

When it comes to having the perfect backyard setup for Memorial Day enjoyment by the pool, it's the extra touches that make all the difference.

Nothing can make or break a get together faster than great music, or the lack thereof. And as much as you might love it, your smartphone does not deliver entertainment-quality sound. If you want to keep the mood upbeat and fun, you need the oomph of the right speaker. And since you'll be around your pool, it really helps if it's Bluetooth-capable and waterproof. The Sonic Boom 2 and the Super LifeJacket Jolt offer both of those features, and each delivers unique benefits depending on your needs.

But if you're really looking to get the attention of your friends and family, an inflatable projector screen is where it's at. When you've got a fully-inflated 20-foot screen, convincing everyone to stay outside for a special Memorial Day movie night by the pool won't be difficult.

What better way to end a great holiday than floating in your pool under the stars, enjoying some popcorn, and watching your favorite movie characters on a screen bigger than your first apartment?


For more information on everything you need to best enjoy your Memorial Day by the pool, contact or stop by your local Leslie's store.

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