Try something new this summer and host a movie night right in your pool. Grab some snacks, invite some friends and put on a movie. Who wouldn’t love to be floating around in a pool watching a favorite flick?
Rent, Buy Or Borrow?
First of all, you’ll have to decide how often you plan to throw movie nights. If it is only going to be once in awhile, you may want to consider renting or borrowing the equipment. If you think this could become a regular event, you may want to consider purchasing your own equipment. Having regular movie nights at your house could be a fun thing for everyone in the neighborhood.
There are several inflatable movie screens available. Pick the size that you want, and the one that fits in your pool. You want it to be big enough for your guests to be able to see the movie, but not so big that it is impossible to manage. You may find that you need to secure it down somehow so that the screen doesn’t’ blow away in the middle of the movie.
Movie Screen And Projector
You can either rent or purchase a movie projector and a screen. Companies will come and set everything up for you, and it will usually cost somewhere around $400 for two movies. Then they will come back and pick it up when you are finished. No hassle. Or, for around $120, you can build yourself a movie screen out of some sheets and PVC piping. You’ll also need to purchase a projector, but you can usually get a good one for under $300 these days. You’ll end up spending right about the same amount of money, but if you DIY, you’ll get to keep it and have other movie nights too.
Big Screen TV
Or you could move your big screen TV outside. This could get complicated if your TV is mounted on your wall and may also require extra equipment like a TV stand and wires. It is probably the more complicated option, but you probably have everything you need right in your home without buying or renting anything.
Be sure to have plenty of things for your guests to sit on and float on. It’s no fun watching a movie if you don’t have a place to sit. Be sure that the screen is at an angle that works for everyone, and put out a variety of different floats for people to use. Everyone will find their own way of getting comfortable for the showing.
Have some movie snacks available for during the movie. You may want to make guests aware that they can’t’ eat the snacks while floating around in your pool because you don’t want to break your filtration system or be vacuuming Ju-Ju-Bees out of the pool the next day. But what is a movie without snacks? Have a designated area where people can pick up and consume their snacks to clear up any confusion.
If you are looking to add a pool to your backyard this summer, give us a call. We’d be happy to help you design a pool for any occasion. Our design team is standing by waiting to hear from you, so don’t delay and call today!