We are having our first pool party since moving in to our new house last fall. It will be a bunch of 3-4 year olds, all who have been in swim lessons since very young but none of them I would take my eye off for longer than a second. I am looking for any tips from veterans on how to have a safe and fun pool party. A couple things:
1) I want to hire a lifeguard from the community so I can be on the grill and not worry about taking my eye off the pool. Anyone have any experience with hiring a lifeguard?
2) We have safety fence up that is easy to take down, I am thinking of taking 1 or more sections down since the fence is kind of close to the pool making access for more than few people though. Worth it?
3) On the fun side of things, any organized activity we could do besides a few kids playing on steps and trying to swim to their parents? We don't have a slide but I'd like to get a small plastic one like they have at our swim lessons. We do have a diving board. Most of these kids can't swim to the bottom of even the shallow end yet without their parents pushing them down to grab things.
Any advice on what you did at your young kids's parties would be helpful.