Family and Friends: Poolside Panache

Poolside enjoymentFrom fitness lovers swimming laps, to neighbors enjoying happy hour, to children cooling off on hot days, the pool at the Barn Fitness Center is in full swing. Below are some helpful reminders and must haves to make the most of the dog days of summer at one of our favorite places at Talking Rock.


This is a must-have for anyone spending time at the pool, but every day it seems there is new information about how much and how often to apply sunscreen. This recent New York Times article has all the details you need.

Swim in Style
The right swim cap protects your hair from chemicals, and also makes for a quick change from swimming laps to poolside refreshments. Better yet, there are even some stylish ones out there.

Happier Hour
The best way to make a splash at happy hour is by showing up with the perfect bottle of wine. Chris Heinrich and his team at the Ranch House recommend Moss Roxx Zinfandel and Jam Cellars ‘Butter’ Chardonnay for summertime sipping.

Bring it all with you
When planning a day at the pool it seems like something is always left behind. But with the BOGG Bag, there is room for it all. Its durable, sturdy materials keeps the bag upright, it’s easy to clean, and three clear accessory bags keeps you from having to dig around for smaller items.

Swimming Safety

Whether you’re an avid swimmer or sit poolside while the kiddos splash around, these helpful reminders will ensure a safe summer for all.