Enhance Your Backyard Experience
There isn't much better than stepping out your back door into your very own backyard oasis. That private paradise is even more special during the summer months, when you can enjoy swimming and lounging in and around your pool.
No matter the size, shape, or style, the pool is always the centrepiece of your backyard, so you want to make sure that your water is clean, clear, and inviting. But let's take a look at some of the extras that can really transform your experience.
Floating the afternoon away in your pool is almost as relaxing as it gets. Pool floats come in a wide range of sizes and forms, from the tried and true inflatable ring and pool noodles, to elaborate ones that are motorized or can fit you and many of your closest friends.
Many kids are fans of ride-on floats, generally in the shape of some fun creature (adults actually love these too, but most just don’t like to admit it). Ride-on floats usually keep you upright in the water so you can move around the pool using your legs.
Another group of fan favourites are the the loungers. Picking your perfect lounger can be a challenge, but only because there are so many to choose from. Options vary from simple, to those that situate you in more of a seated position so you can keep an eye on the action around the pool.
Pool Sports & Games
Another way to enhance your backyard experience is to add some elements for pool sports and games. Those who love a little competition will spend hours in the pool playing pool basketball, volleyball, and water polo if the setup is solid.
Other basics include balls, hoops, diving rings, spray guns, and more. And if you're looking for some next-level items, you can always add a floating blackjack table or an island chipping green.
A great way to upgrade your backyard experience is to try to make some of your outdoor living more like your favourite indoor living features.
Whether it's relaxing outside of the pool or eating beside it, the right furniture, lighting, and accessories can completely transform your environment.
- A pool deck box is a great place to store, well, pretty much anything that you use outdoors. It can also serve as an extra seat if you're the last one out of the pool for lunch.
- A slide is an adventurous and fun addition to your pool. Slides come in a wide range of prices and configurations. Just do your homework to find the best slide for your pool and your space.
- An exterior TV screen is a luxury that will probably get a lot of use. Another option is an outdoor projector screen to watch your favorite movies outside.
Adding one, a few, or a lot of these suggestions can make your backyard experience perfect for you and your family. Find out which additions are right for you and enjoy!