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Dive into Summer: Must-Have Pool Gear for Your RPM Living Apartment

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than by lounging by the pool. Whether you're planning to relax in the sun, entertain friends, or splash around with family, having the right pool gear is essential.

At RPM Living, we believe in making the most of your apartment's amenities, and the pool is no exception. Here’s your ultimate guide to must-have pool gear that’s perfect for apartment living!

Compact Pool Floats

Why You Need It

Pool floats are a summer staple, but not all floats are created equal. For apartment living, opt for compact and inflatable options that are easy to store when not in use. They provide comfort and fun without taking up too much space.

Recommended Gear

Inflatable Hammock Float

This versatile float can be used as a hammock, chair, or drifter. It’s lightweight and can be deflated for easy storage.

Pool Noodles

Simple yet functional, pool noodles are great for both lounging and games. They’re easy to store and add a pop of color to your pool time.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Why You Need It

A portable Bluetooth speaker brings your favorite tunes to the poolside, enhancing the ambiance and creating the perfect summer vibe. Make sure to choose a waterproof and compact model suitable for apartment living.

Recommended Gear

JBL Clip 4

This small yet powerful speaker is waterproof, has a built-in carabiner, and offers excellent sound quality for its size.

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2

Known for its 360-degree sound and waterproof design, this speaker is a great option for poolside fun.

Poolside Storage Solutions

Why You Need It

Keeping your pool area tidy is crucial, especially in an apartment setting where space is limited. Opt for storage solutions that can hold your pool gear, towels, and other essentials.

Recommended Gear

Rolling Pool Storage Bin

Perfect for keeping pool toys and accessories organized. Its rolling feature makes it easy to move and store.

Floating Storage Caddy

Ideal for small items like sunscreen, goggles, and snacks, keeping them within reach while you enjoy the pool.

Apartment-Friendly Pool Games

Why You Need It

Pool games add a fun and interactive element to your pool time. Choose games that are compact and easy to set up, making them perfect for apartment pools.

Recommended Gear

Inflatable Pool Volleyball Set

Easy to inflate and deflate, this set is perfect for a fun game of volleyball in the pool.

Floating Basketball Hoop

A great way to add some excitement to your swim. It’s easy to store and set up, making it ideal for apartment living.

Sun Protection Essentials

Why You Need It

Staying safe in the sun is crucial. Equip yourself with essentials like umbrellas, hats, and sunscreen to protect your skin and stay cool.

Recommended Gear

UV Protection Umbrella

Provides shade and protects against harmful UV rays. Opt for a compact, foldable design.

Wide-Brimmed Hat

A stylish way to shield your face from the sun. Look for hats that are packable and lightweight.

Sunscreen with High SPF

Essential for protecting your skin. Choose a water-resistant formula for maximum effectiveness.

Reusable Water Bottles

Why You Need It

Staying hydrated is key to enjoying your time at the pool. Choose reusable water bottles that are easy to carry and keep your drinks cold.

Recommended Gear

Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Keeps your drinks cold for hours and is environmentally friendly.

Collapsible Water Bottle

Perfect for saving space when not in use, ideal for apartment living.

Having the right pool gear can make all the difference in enjoying a fun and relaxing summer. At RPM Living, we’re dedicated to enhancing your living experience with the best amenities and tips for making the most of them.

Equip yourself with these must-have pool essentials and dive into a fantastic summer! Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

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Sip in Style: Best Summer Cocktails from RPM Living

As the sun heats up and days grow longer, there’s nothing better than cooling off with a refreshing cocktail. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a BBQ on your patio, these summer cocktails will elevate your gatherings.

At RPM Living, we believe that the perfect drink can enhance your living experience. So, let’s dive into some of the best summer cocktail ideas, complete with ingredient lists, recipes, and pairing recommendations!

Classic Mojito


10 fresh mint leaves

1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 cup ice cubes

1 1/2 ounces white rum

1/2 cup club soda


Place mint leaves and one lime wedge into a glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.

Add two more lime wedges and the sugar, then muddle again to release the lime juice.

Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with club soda.

Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.


The Mojito's fresh and minty profile pairs beautifully with grilled seafood, particularly shrimp or fish tacos. The light and zesty flavor complements the smoky and spicy notes of grilled dishes.

Watermelon Basil Cooler


2 cups watermelon, cubed and chilled

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 tablespoon simple syrup


Club soda


In a blender, combine watermelon cubes and basil leaves. Blend until smooth.

Strain the mixture into a shaker filled with ice. Add lime juice, vodka, and simple syrup. Shake well.

Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Stir gently and garnish with a basil leaf.


This drink's sweet and herbal notes make it an excellent match for a light summer salad with feta cheese and balsamic dressing. It’s also fantastic with grilled chicken or a fresh Caprese salad.

Pineapple Coconut Margarita


2 ounces tequila

1 ounce coconut cream

1 ounce pineapple juice

1 ounce lime juice

1 tablespoon agave syrup


Pineapple wedge and shredded coconut for garnish


In a shaker, combine tequila, coconut cream, pineapple juice, lime juice, and agave syrup. Fill with ice and shake well.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.


The tropical flavors of the Pineapple Coconut Margarita pair wonderfully with spicy foods like grilled jalapeño poppers or jerk chicken. The drink’s sweetness balances the heat perfectly.

Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz


1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced

6 fresh mint leaves

2 ounces gin

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup

Club soda



In a shaker, muddle cucumber slices and mint leaves. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Stir gently and garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.


This crisp and refreshing cocktail is a great match for light fare such as sushi or a quinoa salad with fresh vegetables. The drink’s herbal and citrus notes also complement grilled vegetable skewers.

Strawberry Lemonade Sangria


1 bottle white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)

1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1/4 cup brandy

1/4 cup simple syrup

2 cups lemonade



In a large pitcher, combine wine, strawberries, lemon slices, brandy, and simple syrup. Stir well and let sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Before serving, add lemonade and stir to combine. Fill glasses with ice and pour the sangria over the ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and a strawberry.


The fruity and vibrant Strawberry Lemonade Sangria pairs perfectly with a variety of summer dishes. Try it with grilled salmon, a cheese platter, or a fresh berry dessert.

Summer is the season for fun, relaxation, and of course, great cocktails. At RPM Living, we’re all about creating an enjoyable living experience, and these cocktails are sure to add a touch of elegance to your summer gatherings. So grab your favorite glass, follow these recipes, and toast to a fantastic summer!

Looking for more ways to elevate your living experience? Explore our communities and amenities at RPM Living today! As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

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