“The backyard can be a real oasis. A sanctuary for family and friends to get together and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and warm weather after a long winter,” says Melinda Dalacas, manager of Southwest Spas and Pools. It takes a little work, but once it is finished, a beautiful backyard becomes an extension of the living area of the home and adds to the value and enjoyment.
Here are three things to do that will help prepare the backyard for a great year of use.
Plan Smart and Be Honest – It’s okay to dream big, but before implementing any plan of action, be sure to be honest about how much work it will be. Don’t start a huge digging project or create a big garden that will take a lot of work if there isn’t going to be time or energy to finish it and keep it up. Make sure the dreams for the yard match the available space as well. Look for ways to create a smart, fun area that will give the most pleasure for the space available. Plan a lot of lounge areas too. No matter how sport or activity oriented the family is, just sitting back and enjoying the weather is always a plus.
Choose Long Lasting Materials – Lawn furniture doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful, useful and long-lasting. There are many great lounge and seating sets made from hard wearing, weather resistant acrylic that are very affordable. When choosing other materials such as metals or wood-based furniture, make sure they are well protected with the proper weather resistant paints or sealants. Plan for less work as well by, creating a long-lasting, weed resistant base of pavers or cement in the seating areas.
Add a Hot Tub – Installing a hot tub adds instant value and attraction to any outdoor area. They can be placed in small areas where space is limited or make for party focal points in big places. Along with the jet massaging comfort that a hot tub provides to people with sore muscles or aching joints, a hot tub has both medicinal and psychological benefits.
Health focused families can get workout equipment designed especially for hot tub use, including joint saving water aerobics and treadmill systems. People can even enjoy the all-around exercise of swimming with a jet resistance swimming area in a hot tub. Any exercise in the hot tub is more efficient because the water provides added resistance to create a bigger challenge. For the backyard entertainment center, hot tubs also offer great attractions such as built-in stereos, televisions and special lighting systems.
Having a hot tub creates a party atmosphere that everyone will love. With a little planning, it even makes cold weather more fun. Construct a gazebo around the hot tub or place it under a porch to allow luxurious soaking in any weather.
To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a swim spa or hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Southwest Spas is providing free test soaks all month. They do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.
To learn more about the benefits of owning a swim spa or hot tub Consumers are encouraged to visit the company website at https://www.SouthwestSpas.com or https://hottubsgilbert.com to learn more about hot tubs and about the $500 Wellness package (Massage Certificate/Health and Beauty Items) that is available with the purchase of a hot tub or swim spa.