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Floating breakfasts are becoming more popular by the day. If you are an Instagram lover, you may have spotted pictures of floating breakfasts on an influencer’s or celebrity’s page. As the name suggests, this refers to breakfast served in a pool. More often than not, breakfast gets placed on a beautiful floating basket, and then placed in the pool. Some hoteliers make it special by adding flowers for better presentation.

Floating Breakfasts Are Becoming Popular

The popularity of floating breakfasts

Floating breakfasts are more common in warmer areas. This is because homeowners have to eat their breakfast in outdoor areas. So, the weather has to be conducive. They are therefore more popular in the Pacific and Asia.

A majority of individuals say that floating breakfasts originated from Bali. But no one seems to know the exact resort or person who invented this idea.

Contrary to popular belief, the global pandemic made them more popular. Remember, resorts are still trying to reduce the congestion in buffet areas. So, they are gladly embracing floating breakfasts.

Solo dining has become more common from the outbreak of the pandemic. More tourists and travelers are looking for tranquil spaces to enjoy their meals. Thus, this makes them a popular choice among a majority of hotel guests.

General Manager at Amanjiwo in Bali, Jann Hess

All you need to create an ideal floating breakfast is a floating basket and a pool or plunge pool. Plunge pools are the best since they are smaller. Here, guests can sit while partially immersed in the pool water as they enjoy their breakfast. Using a crowded pool for floating breakfasts is not a good idea.”

Social media and floating breakfasts

Undoubtedly, social media makes floating pools look glamorous. However, it is not easy to enter and sit by the pool immediately after waking up. Standing in the pool right after waking up requires too much effort. So, does this mean that they are specially meant for taking pictures on social media only?

James Booth, a Sydney-based reporter for DMarge.com, says, “Floating breakfasts are quite challenging to execute. There was a time I got the opportunity to eat my breakfast in the pool at a certain time. Well, I ended up oversleeping, and I couldn’t have my breakfast in the pool.

Booth proceeds to say, “The area was very humid. Thus, it was not the perfect environment for leaving food outside.”

He also says that the food was cold by the time he was getting to the pool area. Nevertheless, he couldn’t fail to take a shot of the magnificent view of this floating breakfast in the pool. In fact, he positioned the floating breakfast to a larger area in the pool to get the perfect shot for social media. The baskets and trays eventually floated in different directions.

Booth says, “I could not afford to ask for help; it was embarrassing. Consequently, I ended up spilling everything in the pool. But this was entirely my fault. The hotel employees had nothing to do with this accident.” He concludes by saying, “In my honest opinion, jumping onto the pool immediately after waking up is not such a good idea.”

Nonetheless, Booth says that if he ever gets the chance to have a floating breakfast again, he would observe certain practices. First, he would drink his coffee. Also, he would look for a safe spot in the pool where he can sit down and stand without spilling his breakfast.

The increased demand for floating breakfasts

General Manager of Koh Samui’s all-pool-villa Cape Fahn Hotel, Timo Kuenzli, says that almost all his hotel guests in 2020 requested a floating breakfast. He says, “People now invest in capturing moments. As a result, floating breakfasts are becoming more popular.”

Floating breakfast photos are also becoming good advertisement strategies for our resorts. Once people see such photos online, they’ll want to have the same experience. On Instagram, people check the location tag and get to book an experience for themselves.

Subsequently, there has been an increased demand for their experiences. Resorts, therefore, have to step up their game to brace this surge in demand. Generally, resorts should make their presentation exceptional.

Conclusion

Although floating breakfasts are not convenient, they are definitely worth the experience. However, always remember to drink your coffee first. Otherwise, the chances are high that you will spill your coffee into the pool. Moreover, look for a safe spot to sit and eat your breakfast by the pool. Once you get the chance to experience a floating breakfast, don’t forget to take a picture and post it on Instagram. The views offered by floating breakfasts are indisputably out of this world. Resorts should also do their best to offer an outstanding floating breakfast presentation. Doing this enables them to attract a larger customer base.

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Animals In The Pool

Animals In The Pool – Finding wildlife in your pool might actually be more common than you think.

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Animals In The Pool - Jake Paul Actually Wants Giant Snakes In His Swimming Pool

Homeowners go to great lengths to ensure that animals don’t get in the pool. When animals get into your swimming pool, havoc can ensue. Installing a pool fence or wall around your backyard is no guarantee that wildlife won’t pay a visit. Let’s face it, your swimming pool is a natural watering hole for all sorts of wildlife. Animals may be prone to want to visit your pool when you’re not around.

Animals in the pool - raccoons, squirrels, frogs, lizards, birds are the most common.

Statistically speaking, the most common animals you’ll find in your swimming pool are creatures like frogs, snakes, raccoons, squirrels, and birds. However, there are plenty of other larger wildlife that are eager to make use of your swimming pool as well.

Bears Are Naturally Drawn To Swimming Pools

Making it a habitable environment for creatures to visit is never a good idea. Keeping snacks about and your pool cover open when you’re not home is practically an engraved invitation for animals to want to visit your pool.

Yogi came for the snacks you left out and to take a dip. No big deal, just leave him a towel.

Finding a bear in your backyard is a very realistic proposition for homeowners that live up in bear country. Leaving food items unattended, and an oasis, like a swimming pool is very inviting for bears. If you do happen to live in area where bears are prevalent, take precautions. Spraying animal repellant, bringing food indoors, using an automatic pool cover and automatic sprinkler system are both great ways to keep bears away.

Bambi & His Abormal Love For Pools

Deer are another form of wildlife that are naturally drawn to swimming pools. The fact that they can easily jump over a fence means that they are not an effective deterrent for these animals. During hot summer months, deer may be drawn to your swimming pool, thinking it is a watering hole.

You may wake up one morning and say ‘Bambi, what are you doing here?’

While they may be beautiful to look at, deer aren’t very good swimmers. You’re just as likely to find one on the bottom of your pool as you are to hear one frolicking about in the shallow end. A smart way to deter deer from entering your backyard is to use deer deterrent spray. The animals find the scent repulsive and will definitely give your swimming pool a wide berth.

Cougars & Mountain Lions

Another animal that may naturally be drawn to your pool are cougars and mountain lions. In rural parts of the country, these creatures may come down from the hills to want to use your swimming pool as their own personal watering hole. The typical animal repellants we’ve recommended should keep a mountain lion from wanting to make your swimming pool, their swimming pool

Animals in the pool - cougars and mountain lions are naturally drawn to water.
Animals in the pool – cougars and mountain lions are naturally drawn to water.

Homeowners that live in places like California, Oregon, and Colorado have the highest populations of mountain lions in the country. While certainly not as likely as finding a bear or deer in your pool, you could quite likely come across one of these animals if you live in a state known for high populations of mountain lions.

Alligators In The Pool

Finding an alligator in your swimming pool may sound far-fetched, but not if you live in Florida. The sunshine state is known for a prolific amount of alligators. Over 1.3 million alligators live in Florida right along side homeowners with luxurious pools.

Finding an alligator in your pool is entirely possible in Florida.
Finding an alligator in your pool is entirely possible in Florida.

While by no means a common occurrence, at least a few times each year, a local down in Florida or elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, will report finding an alligator swimming around in their pool. One story that recently comes to mind are the homeowners in Florida who came outside one evening to find a 9-foot gator doing laps in their pool.

Pigs In The Pool

Boars and wild pigs can get trapped in your pool.
Boars and wild pigs can get trapped in your pool.

Okay, this one isn’t very likely to happen unless you happen to live in a place known for wild pigs. It has been known to happen though. Some homeowners who live in areas known for wild boars or feral pigs have woken up to the surprise squealing of a pig in their pool.

Swimming with the pigs actually sounds kind of fun.
Swimming with the pigs actually sounds kind of fun. Credit: Pinterest

Pigs are actually pretty terrific swimmers. The famous Swimming Pigs in the Exumas are a testament to how these animals love swimming. Consequently, they are naturally drawn to pools.

Hippos In The Pool – Hey… It Could Happen.

While certainly uncommon, one homeowner in Botswana woke up to find a hippopotamus using his inground pool. Okay, we’ve got nothing here. If you live in an area of the world prone to hippo invasions, you’re on your own.

Don't let hippos get in your pool even for a dip!
Don’t let hippos get in your pool even for a dip! – Credit: Reddit

After the hippo was through using the pool as his own personal oasis, the homeowner had their hands full removing over 100 pounds of hippo dung from the bottom of his pool. That’s definitely not a job any pool service guy in the United States wants to try and tackle.

Sharks In The Pool

Finally, there are the sharks in the pool. What, wait a minute… yeah, we’re just kidding about that last one. Thankfully ‘Jaws’ is the last animal on earth you’ll find hanging out in the deep end of your pool. While some sharks have been known to leap out of the water in pursuit of prey, the odds of one hopping into your pool are nil. Still, there are a fair amount of people who have some abnormal fear about sharks in the pool. There’s actually a clinic name for this weird fear called Galeophobia.

Finding a shark in the pool isn't very likely.
Finding a shark in the pool isn’t very likely. Credit: Buzzfeed

Then There’s The People Who Actually Want Animals In Their Pool

Some people like YouTubers Dudeson and Jake Paul actually went to great lengths to get animals in their swimming pool. The video below shows them swimming with not one but two 10 foot snakes in the pool.

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Pool Cabanas & Pool Pavilions Are Ideal Outdoor Living Solutions

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Pool Cabanas, Pool Pavilions, and Pool Houses Becoming More Popular With Homeowners

Pool cabanas and pool pavilions are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who are looking for a more completed custom backyard. When considering whether to add one or both on to your swimming pool project, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions first. The answers to those questions will help you determine whether it truly makes sense. This short article by no means will answer all of the questions you may have about pool cabanas and pavilions. It does however, cover a few we here at Pool Magazine wanted to answer for homeowners who may be considering building one.

Outdoor living solutions like this offer the ability to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen. – Photo Credit: Creative Environments

Questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to build a Pool Cabana or Pool Pavilion

  1. Do you need a shaded area for entertaining guests pool side? Perhaps you’re looking for a covered area to barbecue or additional seating area out of the sun. There are many alternatives to constructing a pool pavilion. Building a pavilion adds a more permanent shaded structure. Many home owners opt to add seating, outdoor entertainment systems, sound systems, a wet bar, and even an outdoor kitchen to their pool pavilion. The costs for outfitting one alone can easily equate to what was spent on construction.
  2. Do you require a private area for guests to change in and out of their swim suits? Having friends and guests wander soaking wet in and out of your house to use the toilet isn’t always ideal. Many homeowners opt to build a pool cabana and include outdoor plumbing facilities which allow pool guests a comfort area separate from the house. Many homeowners opt to build them in such a fashion so that they can double as a guest house or granny flat when needed.
  3. How much does a pool pavilion cost? According to Toronto pool builder, Denis Nadeau, they build approximately 10-20 pavilions each year; starting prices for construction of a pool pavilion can range anywhere from $20,000-$40,000 depending on the size and materials you choose. “Prices for lumber have begun to come back down to normal levels, but are still high in many parts of the U.S. and Canada, expect to pay towards the higher end if you live in one of those depressed markets.” said Nadeau.
  4. How much does a pool cabana cost? According to Nadeau, starting prices for a pool cabana can range anywhere from $30,000-$100,000 or more depending on the size, amenities and materials used for construction. The average cabana they build can cost upwards of $40,000 which can cost almost as much as an entry level inground pool in many areas of the country.

Pool Houses Versus Pool Cabanas

A pool house is exactly what it sounds like: a second house on your property with additional rooms for guests who prefer their own spac such as a kitchen, game area, or even a spare bedroom. A pool house can also be smaller and functional as a simple place detached from the home that allows for a comfortable area to change in and out of your bathing suit. In order to create a pool house, you’ll need all the necessary permits and licenses, including a building permit.

Differences Between a Cabana and a Pool House

It’s common to use the term “cabana” to a pool house, but they are not to be used interchangeably. A pool cabana is three-sided roofed building meant to provide shade and seclusion for people relaxing by the swimming pool. While many still require a permit, others are less permanent structures and they do not require a building permit.

Whether you’re building a full-featured pool house or more of an outdoor changing room, remember that it all needs to be part of the entire pool project and landscape. They can be somewhat camouflaged by planting trees and shrubs (if you have the property), but these things are huge so plan on them being a focal point in the backyard.

A Beautiful Pool House Design Should Compliment the Main House

Ideally, if you’re looking to build one of these; you want to design a structure that is both visually beautiful and smoothly blends with the architecture of the home. Your pool house should look like it was part of the house when you gaze out at it from the window of your home. Similarly, the view back to your house should be equally integrated when viewed from the pool house. The overall landscape benefits greatly from creating that strong visual connection between the two structures.

Architecturally connecting the design of the Pool House with the Main House creates a visually pleasing aesthetic.
Architecturally connecting the design of the Pool House with the Main House creates a visually pleasing aesthetic.

Options to Consider Concerning Pool Cabanas & Pavilions

Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons that homeowners have for choosing whether or not to build a pool cabana or pavilion, but the number one issue for many may have nothing to do with price. The square footage requirements for both of these types of home improvement projects both are ideal for larger sized lots. Squeezing a pavilion into a tiny backyard that is barely big enough for the pool is never ideal. Space saving alternatives to building a pavilion; building a pergola or installing a retractable awning. Both of those solutions are exponentially less expensive than constructing a pavilion and are effective shading solutions. You also don’t need a ton of space to build a beautiful little pool house to use as a changing room for guests.

Building a beautiful and functional pool house has become popular with pool buyers. Photo Credit: Your Backyard Haven

Alternatives to Building a Pool Cabana

There are many alternatives to building a pool cabana as well, however none are as attractive or offer the same amount of privacy or versatility in terms of multipurpose usage. If you stack up a fully stocked pool cabana with toilet, shower and sink, versus a screen and portable toilet, you will find the latter sorely wanting. Ultimately it comes down to budget, what’s in the budget will often dictate which direction you go.

Why a Pool Cabana Makes Sense

Plenty of people want a pool, and don’t want the hassle of having their guests traipse around their home to use the facilities or grab a snack. If you have the means, and it’s in the budget, a pool cabana makes absolute sense.

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Glow Stick Pool Party – Glow In The Dark Pool Party Themes

Pool Hack – Create the ultimate glow in the dark pool party with Glow Sticks

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Glow Stick Pool Party Idea - A great idea for night time fun in the pool.

Want an awesome and inexpensive pool party theme? Throw a Glow Stick Pool Party. Doing a glow-in-the-dark pool party theme is all the rage right now and one of the hottest pool trends of 2021. Swimming after dark can be a ton of fun for kids and adults alike.

Glow in the dark pool party themes are becoming increasingly popular with kids and adults like.
Glow in the dark pool party themes are becoming increasingly popular with kids and adults like. Photo Credit: Pinterest

Glow-in-the-dark items are inexpensive and are super easy to find. Incorporating a few glow in the dark features into your swimming pool area is a fun way to liven up your backyard at night. Adding a bunch of glow sticks to any pool party is a simple pool hack that adds a creative and fun new dimension.

One popular post on social media that is gaining lots of attention looks like the recipe for a fun night in the pool with friends and family. Michael Quiroz of Tulsa, OK enjoys hanging out with buddies in the backyard. Not only does his inground pool provide the perfect location for creating long lasting summer memories, but the family dog seems to be enjoying the benefits of pool ownership too.

When friends and family drop by for a barbecue or get together, they’re partying well past sun down. Michael knows a few creative tricks to set the backdrop for a fun night swim for his pals. Glow sticks are one of those often over looked and really affordable ways to brighten up the pool at night.

Michael and his guests enjoy a rousing game of night time volleyball in the pool and the glow sticks, well they just add to the atmosphere. Kids aren’t the only ones that love glow sticks. A few folks have posted videos on social media and the idea is becoming more and more popular. Creating a themed glow stick pool party is simple. Just purchase a bunch of glow sticks, snap and shake to activate and toss them in the pool, the more the merrier. Just remember, however many you throw in the pool is how many you have to remove when the parties over.

Plan The Ultimate Glow Stick Pool Party

Glow stick pool parties are a simple, fun and creative way to make night swimming fun.

This is an absolute must if you have own a pool. Swimming at night is entertaining, and if you have kids this is an idea that will go over big. Everything is made better by swimming in a glowing pool. Thinking about giving it a try but worried about messing up your pool? You won’t have to worry about liquid seeping into your pool because glow sticks are water resistant. When enough are thrown in, the entire pool will be illuminated by a rainbow of colors. This will be one of the most memorable glow in the dark pool party ideas you’ll look back on for years to come.


Throw Your Own Glow In The Dark Pool Party

Thinking about doing a glow in the dark pool party? Try these great ideas.
Thinking about doing a glow in the dark pool party? Try these great ideas. Photo Credit: YouTube

Here are 5 great products that will not only light up the night but add will add tons of glow in the dark fun to your next pool party.

Floating Lights for Pool (Set of 12) 3” Round Light Up Pool Glow Balls Color Changing Pool Decorations LED Lighted Balls for Pool

  • Choose from 7 Steady Colors plus Slow Color Change.
  • Great for Decorating Pool Parties, Floating in Ponds and Fountains, Lighting Up Gardens and Walkways.
  • CPSIA Compliant + Waterproof.

PartySticks Glow Sticks Party Supplies 300pk – 8 Inch Glow in The Dark Light Up Sticks Party Favors

Spice up your pool parties with these glow in the dark decorations. These nontoxic and non leaking glow in the dark party favors are safe and fun for kids. 300 pieces of easy-to-activate and vibrant multi-colored light sticks plus connectors that stay put for hours

Glow-in-The-Dark Beer Pong Set Is Perfect For Adult Night Time Fun

Light up Beverage Pong Cups for Indoor Outdoor Nighttime Competitive Fun and events, BBQ’s, Tailgating, Pubs, Party. Includes: 22 Plastic Cups, 22 Lights (Flashing color), 6 Pongs, 24 Waterproof Stickers.

LED Beach Ball with Remote Control – 16 Colors Lights and 4 Light Modes, 100ft Control Distance

Nothing screams summer like a good glow beach ball floating on the pool or through the air at night. Whether it is a themed party, BBQ, or just an ever spent splashing around playing games with friends.

Glow-in-The-Dark Swimming Game Set

Use this light-up game set to experience Sharks & Minnows, pool rings, dive games, treasure hunts, swimming rings and other swimming games with a new twist!

Photo Credits: Michael Quiroz | Facebook

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