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Willow Hill Blog, Puyallup, WA  The weather is warming up. That means it's time to make a splash in our swimming pool. Read today's blog post for fun games you can play with your friends while swimming.


Warm weather is an invitation for residents to head over to our apartment community pool at Willow Hill in Puyallup, WA. Why not get a group together to play some pool games? We’re sharing a list of games that you can enjoy in the swimming pool right outside your apartment.


Ping Pong Scramble

For this game, you’ll need 40 ping pong balls and four different colored markers. Create four sets of ping pong balls by marking each ball with a colored dot (4 colors, 10 balls for each set). Divide players into four teams and line up on the edge of the pool. Drop all 40 ping pong balls into the pool. On “go” players jump into the pool and collect the ping pong balls for their team. The first team to collect all ten balls wins.



One person begins the game as the “octopus” while all the other players are the “fish” swimming in the pool. The fish try to make it to the other side of the pool without being caught in the octopus’ grip. When fish are caught, they link arms with the octopus and help them catch more fish. The last person to be caught becomes the next octopus.


Noodle Jousting

Since their invention, pool noodles have always been used for jousting. There’s no need for a horse, pole, and shield when a styrofoam noodle can do a fine job on its own. The game is largely self-explanatory, with participants acting as medieval knights trying to knock the others off their noodles. The last remaining noodle rider becomes King or Queen of the Pool.



This game is like a water version of the classic basketball game, H-O-R-S-E. The objective is to copy the actions of your opponent in the water. For example, if one player does an underwater handstand for five seconds, the next player has to match it or get a letter. The first player to spell out F-I-S-H loses. Note: You can do each action only once — no repeats!


Are you excited to jump in the pool and play some of these exciting games? What are you waiting for? Get on that swimsuit and have fun!