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Deck the Pool with Boughs of Holly: Swimming Pool Decorating Ideas to Get Your Pool Ready for the Holidays

Most folks deck out their halls and walls with all the stuff Christmas is made of. But swimming pool decorating is an up-and-coming tradition you might just want to adopt.

Adding a little festivity in your backyard oasis can surround you with the spirit of Christmas. This is especially helpful if you live somewhere warm and sunny year round!

But even if you don’t, you can turn your once-tropical landscape into a holiday haven fit for Santa himself.

Show your swimming pool some love with these five holiday decorating ideas.

1. Add Floating Candles to the Water

If you haven’t winterized your pool, let a few floating candles set sail on the water. These charming little lights add romance and warmth to any setting. 

Buy a few holiday-themed candles, or dress up your own in sparkles, garland, or holly berries. You might want to use this decorating tip year-round!

2. Wrap Your Pool Landscaping in Lights

String lights aren’t just for your Christmas tree. Add a few strands to the plants surrounding your pool to give your backyard a festive look.

Or, take it up a notch by stringing paper lanterns above the pool. Use whatever trees or poles you have available to add lighting to the area. 

3. Put Santa on a Pool Float

Santa works hard this time of year, so let him use your pool to take the edge off.  Place a blow-up Santa Claus on a pool float and let him drift his way to relaxation. 

Even better, you can add some of his closest friends to their own pool floats for a winter wonderland party. Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, elves, and other arctic critters can dot your pool and show you have a sense of humor. 

4. Create a Floating Christmas Tree from Balloons

No winter scenery is complete without a Christmas tree. Balloons are the perfect material to craft your own floating tree for your pool. Plus, the final result looks awesome!

This YouTube tutorial can show you everything you need to know to make your own balloon tree from scratch. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative! Not all Christmas trees have to be green.

For example, you might use white balloons to craft a snow-covered tree. Or, you might add various colors of smaller balloons to resemble ornaments.

And whatever you do, don’t forget the star on the top!

5. Hang Ornaments From Surrounding Greenery

If swimming pool decorating feels outside your budget this year, this wallet-friendly alternative can do the trick.

Grab some attractive ornaments and hang them from the plants and trees around your pool. 

It’s a simple, inexpensive way to bring some holiday cheer outdoors. In no time, your whole backyard can look like a winter wonderland.

Swimming Pool Decorating Isn’t Just Seasonal!

No matter where you live, swimming pool decorating can transform your space year round! Don’t be afraid to get creative and make your pool uniquely yours.

Sahara Pool Builder specializes in crafting custom pools with unique features to enhance your backyard oasis. Contact us today and let’s explore your options for building a pool that suits your style.