What makes a great summer for the whole family? While exotic vacations and long road trips are great and certainly have their place, there’s just something wonderful about spending quality time together in your backyard. Whether having a cookout, tossing a baseball, or taking a dip in the pool, the backyard is the place to be. Let’s explore seven ways to get the most out of your backyard this summer.
1. Make Grilling a Favorite Past Time
Nothing screams summer more than a backyard cookout. From burgers and hot dogs to chick kebabs and grilled veggies, cookouts and summer are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s the 4th of July or a regular Tuesday, grilling makes it all tastier and more fun. And, grilling is about so much more than just the food. It also allows for wonderful social connections! You can cook just for your family, a few friends, or even the whole block!
To get started, you’ll first need to find the perfect grill. At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we proudly carry the top grill brands in the industry: Smokin’ Brothers Pellet Grills, Napoleon Gas Grills, and Big Green Egg. These grills are perfect for both the seasoned grill master and a grilling newcomer. Stop by one of our stores to learn more about each and find the one that best fits your needs.
2. Select Great Outdoor Furniture
The ideal summer is a perfect mix of active and rest. For those times when you want to take a break and get off your feet, you need great outdoor furniture. When selecting outdoor furniture, consider your available space and how you plan to use it. For quiet moments in solitude, consider a comfortable outdoor rocker or chaise lounge. On the other hand, if you enjoy entertaining a crowd, you may consider large outdoor dining tables, sofa sets, and even a fire pit for gathering around. Here are some more ideas on the best patio furniture pieces for entertaining.
At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we carry a large selection of patio furniture designs and styles from brands like Apricity, Homecrest, and Lane Venture. These brands are known for their exceptional quality and durability. You can also keep your outdoor furniture looking bright and fresh year after year with these cleaning tips. Stop by our store and we can help you find just what you need for your space and budget.
3. Don’t Fret Over Pool Care
A backyard pool means primetime fun and excitement all summer long. They do, however, require regular maintenance and upkeep. Pool maintenance is not difficult, it just requires regular time and energy. With busy summer schedules and possible trips away from home, it can be tough to manage your pool’s necessary upkeep and even lead to frustration or stress.
Instead, trust your pool maintenance to the experts at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure your pool is in tip-top shape all season long. We offer weekly service as well as vacation servicing. We can also help out with any minor or major repairs that might be needed. Contact us to schedule regular or short-term pool service.
You might also consider a pool vacuum. A robotic pool vacuum can clear debris from your pool, suction pool grime, and scrub the interior surfaces all within a couple of hours. Luckily, there are ways to make pool maintenance easier this summer.
4. Gather With Friends around the Fire
Fire has an innate quality that somehow draws us in, mesmerizes us, and makes us feel comfortable. This makes it perfect for entertaining as guests feel welcome and conversation flows freely. The addition of an outdoor firepit can also create a simple yet natural gathering place for your family and friends. Countless hours can be spent around a fire swapping stories and roasting the occasional marshmallow. Stop by our store in Manhattan to check out our great selection of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.
5. Make Nightly Soaks in Your Hot Tub a Habit
While summer days are so fun, they can also be extremely busy with full schedules. Counter the busyness, stress, and summer exhaustion with a hot tub. Even in the summer months, a hot tub is refreshing and soothing. With a long list of hydrotherapy benefits, you will feel refreshed and ready for more summer fun and activities. Regular hot tub use can lead to decreased stress, muscle relaxation, reduced joint pain, and more! At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we carry a large selection of Hot Spring® Spas and Fantasy® Spas in a variety of sizes and features to meet your preferences and needs. Call us to learn more and schedule a test soak.
6. Discover the Benefits of a Backyard Sauna
Have you ever considered adding a sauna in your backyard? Sauna use has a long list of wonderful health and wellness benefits, including reduced joint pain, improved heart health, improved skin clarity, reduced stress, and greater sleep quality. In addition, a Finnleo® Outdoor Sauna does not take up room in your house and adds a lovely focal point to your backyard. Finnleo Saunas are made of high-quality wood, fully insulated, and extremely durable to withstand the elements. You can choose between either a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna. In our store, we have a sauna available if you’d like to test one.
7. Add Shade to Your Backyard This Summer
Transform your backyard space into a shaded oasis with a patio umbrella. Shade can instantly lower the temperature under the patio umbrella by up to 20 degrees, making it exceedingly more comfortable. A shade umbrella can be used over your patio furniture, hot tub, outdoor dining table, poolside lounge, and more!
At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we believe summer is the most exciting and most fun-filled time of year. In your backyard, you can enjoy family fun, gatherings with friends, and countless memories made. If we can help you make summer more enjoyable, contact our team or stop by our store. From all of us, have a fun and safe summer in your backyard. Come find your gathering place at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool!