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For many people, Halloween is a fun time of year to decorate. And it can be an especially fun time to incorporate your outdoor living space into your ghoulish décor. So how do you go about getting your poolscape into the spirit of the season? Easy…classic orange and black out your inner Halloween enthusiast and to transform your backyard into a festive haunt for all to enjoy.
Nothing says Halloween more than the classic pumpkin. Whether your carved jack-o’-lantern features a simple design or something more elaborate, these staples are the easiest way to add some poolside ambiance. Have your kids bring some friends over for a pumpkin carving party to maximize the amount or carved pumpkins you can incorporate around your pool. Once they’re all carved, place them around the perimeter of your pool or sporadically throughout your landscaping to create a soft glow perfect for Halloween night.
Turn your backyard into a walkable graveyard, complete with homemade tombstones, spooky ghost and torch lighting. If you’re hosting a party this year, this is a great chance to maximize your space and bring the party outside. Keep guests entertained with witty tombstone qoutes, hidden ghouls, large rats and bats, and whatever else your imagination can think of to create the perfect creepy cemetery your guests can enjoy.
Lead guests astray by having them follow a trail of “bloody” footprints around your pool patio and deck. Simply step into washable red paint and walk your way around your poolscape, making a bloody trail as you go. Be sure to carry your supplies with you, in case you need to redo your feet.
Forgo campy Halloween decorations this year – think the plastic orange and black table coverings and paper plates – for a more vintage and haunting feel. Use your fabulous outdoor dining area to create a spread that features tattered lace or cheesecloth table coverings, glass jars and candelabras. Visit your local second-hand store for inexpensive, old-fashioned décor that is sure to conjure the spirits.
The best thing about decorating for Halloween is that the options truly are endless and a matter of taste. And if you plan accordingly, many DIY Halloween decorations can be stored and used again for many years to come. Happy Hauntings!
Thank you for reading. If you have any pool care or safety questions, contact All Seasons Pools today. They have decades of experience, designing, constructing, and installing pools for residential that has had one too many.
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All Seasons Pools has been a trusted pool expert for Orlando, St.Augustine, Jacksonville, The Villages and other Atlantic coast communities since 1979. Started by John and Diane Watts, they specialize in creating amazing and unique backyard retreats for families to enjoy, including top-of-the-line custom pools and amazing outdoor living areas. They work hard to fulfill their motto to “leave every customer with a smile.”
As members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professions and Florida Swimming Pool Association, they put a strong emphasis on being strong, reliable builders and staying up-to-date on the latest pool industry technology and design trends. Visit their swimming pool gallery to see pools ranging from signature and geometric designs to natural forms.