Local pools fight the Statesboro heat

Photo by: Andy Morales

Erinn Williams

Rap music blasting through the speakers, people dancing and food on the grill is the combination for the perfect pool party atmosphere.

Whether you want to party, get a tan or study for your finals you can find a pool that will fit any mood right here in the ‘Boro.

Partygoers and those who like to turn up poolside should try out the Forum of Statesboro. Besides the fact that it’s pretty much brand new, modern and looks clean, its pool has a beer pong table built right in the middle.

Needless to say, the residents here did not choose to live here for the dog park. They came here for the lively party scene. There is plenty of room to hang out and drink. Plus, it has some killer speakers that are perfect for blasting Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools.” It also has a nice grill so you can stuff your face with burgers and hotdogs when you start getting the drunken munchies.

The students who live there are the perfect people to party with as well. There’s always a big turn out, and people are ready to have a good time.

If you partied a little too hard the night before and need a place to bathe in the sun or sweat yourself sober, try the pool at The Avenue. There are plenty of chairs for you to lie in and soak up some rays.

There aren’t any trees hanging over the pool to block the sun’s rays. Just remember, there is a thin line between being tan and looking like a cast member of “Jersey Shore,” and sunscreen can go a long way.

Studying by the pool can be a productive way to hang out with friends and prepare for finals. If you’re looking for a quieter place to study, then a good choice would be Cambridge at Southern.

It has a small pool with plenty of places to sit and get work done. This pool also has great shade with table umbrellas and a nice awning, so that you can keep cool and study.

Whichever type of pool you might be looking for, Statesboro has some of the hottest pools to hang out.