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The Pool People specialize in family fun for everyone! We’ve been providing Central and Northern Wisconsin with a high-quality selection of swimming pools, spas, and pool tables for over 37 years.

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Our Guide to Prepping Your Backyard for Summer

With sunny days and warmer temperatures right around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about prepping your backyard for summer. Maybe you already have some great backyard activities, like an above ground pool or a hot tub. Or you’re looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor living with some new patio furniture or thinking about some great grills.

No matter what you do this season, prepping your backyard for summer is going to take some work. So, here’s some information to help you get started. And if you need to talk to an expert for more of a deep dive or want to do some in-store shopping for everything from above ground pools to grills, stop in at The Pool People. Our experts are here to help you create the perfect backyard experience this summer.

The Latest Patio Trends for Prepping Your Backyard for Summer

Getting new patio furniture is always exciting. And it adds some extra style and comfort to your backyard, as well. Have you had the chance to explore the new patio furniture trends? Or figured out what’s popular for spring and summer 2022? If not, don’t worry — we can help!

Let’s start with color. There are some great color options for patio furniture this year, so make sure to keep an eye out while shopping. Getting a colorful hammock or umbrella for your patio is a great way to add that pop of color to your backyard.

Keep material in mind as well. Choose teak for a fashionable and durable wood option. Or opt for metal if you want even more durability paired with stunning artistry. If you’re looking for an all-weather option, you can’t go wrong with plastic. Plus, plastic offers so many wonderful color choices. And then there’s cushioned furniture, which is so comfortable and inviting. There are some great benefits to any material option you choose.

Don’t forget that patio furniture is more than just sets though. Fire pits and outdoor heaters are great for those chilly nights. Are you still working from home? Maybe try some versatile furniture that can double as an outdoor desk.

Also, while prepping your backyard for summer, you should download our free Outdoor Furniture Buyer’s Guide. It covers some dreamy options from brands like Lloyd Flanders®, Homecrest™, Meadowcraft®, Pawleys Island®, SunVilla®, American Fire Glass® and more.

Try Something New for Summer 2022

If you really want to spruce up your backyard this summer, opt for an above ground pool, hot tub, or maybe even a swim spa. Did you know you can even install your own above ground pool? In addition to having a great new recreational amenity in your backyard, you can also improve your DIY skills.

Above ground pools are an affordable choice. Plus, the range of styles and sizes means you’ll definitely find an option you love that fits in with your backyard style. An above ground pool installation requires some initial prep work, household tools, a few helping hands, and a level area in your backyard.

And if above ground pools aren’t quite what you’re looking for, we also have an array of hot tub and swim spa options available.

Prepare for Swimming Season

If you already have a swimming pool for the summer season, then your backyard will definitely be a popular hangout spot. But you’ll also have some extra work to do when prepping your backyard for summer. For one, you have to determine the best time to open your swimming pool.

Wisconsin weather can be finicky, so it’s understandable if you’ve held off on opening your pool for the season. But swim season is just about here, so it’s definitely time to start thinking about pool opening and, of course, all the opening procedures.

You have to make sure all the pool equipment is working, such as the filter. Then you’ll need an array of pool chemicals to make sure your water is balanced and clean.

Be careful not to open your pool too late. If the weather gets too hot, you may start to have an algae problem. And if you need some help with opening your pool, we also offer pool opening packages. Though summer is almost here, we can work with you to schedule a pool opening and even a closing if you want to do your future self a favor ahead of time.

Outdoor Living in Style

We’ve gone through patio furniture and pools, but there’s a lot more to outdoor living than that. And if you want prepping your backyard for summer to go smoothly, you have to account for everything. This brings us to a tried-and-true tool to elevate your outdoor living: a grill.

Grills bring everyone together with the promise of some great, homemade food. The Pool People offer a great selection of Kamado Joe® grills and we can’t recommend them enough. The ceramic design distributes heat more evenly and really elevates the flavor of your food.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use grill that packs flavor into your food, check out Kamado Joe grills. There are so many great recipes you can try to test the effectiveness of this grill. Spruce up your backyard this season with this attractive grill. The only thing you’ll need to learn to keep the Kamado Joe grill great is how to clean it.

Time to Get to Prepping Your Backyard for Summer

With all of our style and product advice on outdoor living, you’re ready to transform your backyard into the place to be this summer. Or you can even just turn it into a cool backyard hangout for the family, if that’s more your taste.

And to help you on your journey, you can stop by any of The Pool People locations. We have stores in Schofield, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, or our Juniper location in Appleton. Wherever you are in Wisconsin, you can choose a location that’s convenient for you. Stop in today and let us help you pick out some great backyard amenities for the summer.

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