Preparing Your Backyard for Pool Season

Preparing Your Backyard for Pool Season

Posted by Fortunoff Backyard Store

Make a splash.

It's time to dust off your swimsuits and prepare your pool for a summer of fun in the sun! In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps to get your pool ready for warmer weather, offer valuable tips on pool maintenance, and recommend the finest outdoor furniture and accessories to elevate your poolside oasis.

Preparing Your Pool:

Before you dive into pool season, it's essential to ensure that your pool is clean, safe, and fully operational. Follow these steps to prepare your pool for the season ahead:

  1. Clean the Pool: Start by skimming the surface of the pool to remove any debris, such as leaves, twigs, and insects. Use a pool brush to scrub the walls and floor, and vacuum any dirt or sediment that has accumulated.

  2. Check the Chemical Levels: Test the water chemistry using a pool testing kit to ensure the pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels are within the recommended range. Adjust as necessary to maintain balanced water chemistry, which is essential for swimmer comfort and water clarity.

  3. Inspect Equipment: Check your pool's filtration system, pump, and other equipment to ensure everything is in good working order. Clean or replace filters as needed and schedule any necessary maintenance or repairs to avoid disruptions during the summer months.

  4. Safety First: Don't forget to inspect and maintain safety equipment such as pool covers, fences, and alarms to prevent accidents and keep your pool area secure, especially if you have children or pets.

Poolside Furniture and Accessories:

Now that your pool is pristine and inviting, it's time to enhance your outdoor oasis with stylish and comfortable furniture and accessories. Here are some recommendations to elevate your poolside experience:

  1. In-Pool Lounge Chairs: Invest in luxurious in-pool furniture like our Kai Collection that allows you to relax and soak up the sun without ever leaving the water. Choose from a variety of materials such as cast aluminum, teak, wicker, or polymer to complement your pool's aesthetic and withstand the elements.

  2. Chaise Lounges: Create a resort-like atmosphere with chaise lounges crafted from durable materials like aluminum or cast aluminum. Opt for adjustable designs that allow you to recline comfortably or sit upright as you sip your favorite summer beverage.

  3. Outdoor Umbrellas: Beat the heat and protect yourself from harmful UV rays with a stylish outdoor umbrella. Look for patio umbrellas with sturdy bases and UV-resistant canopies that provide ample shade for lounging by the pool. Consider the size and shape of your outdoor space when selecting an umbrella to ensure a perfect fit.

  4. Pool Floats and Loungers: Take relaxation to the next level with high-quality pool floats and loungers designed for maximum comfort and durability. Whether you prefer traditional inflatable floats, foam loungers, or hammock-style designs, there's a perfect option for every pool enthusiast.

  5. Sun Protection Essentials: Remember to stock up on essential sun protection items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and cover-ups to shield your skin from the sun's harmful rays while enjoying your poolside retreat.

Choosing the Right Outdoor Umbrella:

Finding the perfect outdoor umbrella for your pool area can seem like a daunting task Still, with the right considerations, you can make a smart and stylish choice. Here are some tips to help you select the ideal umbrella for your needs and space:

  1. Size Matters: Measure the area you want to shade to determine the appropriate size for your umbrella. Consider the dimensions of your pool deck or patio and choose an umbrella that provides adequate coverage without overwhelming the space.

  2. Material and Durability: Look for umbrellas constructed from high-quality materials such as aluminum, fiberglass, or hardwoods like teak or eucalyptus. These materials are resistant to rust, corrosion, and fading, ensuring long-lasting durability in outdoor environments.

  3. Canopy Design: Consider the design and features of the umbrella canopy, such as tilt and crank mechanisms for easy operation, vented canopies for enhanced stability in windy conditions, and UV-resistant fabrics for superior sun protection.

  4. Style and Aesthetics: Select an umbrella style and color that complements your outdoor decor and personal taste. Choose from classic market umbrellas, cantilever umbrellas, or pagoda-style umbrellas in a variety of vibrant hues and patterns to add visual interest to your pool area.


Grab your floaties.

With proper preparation, maintenance, and the right furniture and accessories, you can create a stunning poolside retreat. Follow the tips outlined in this guide to get your pool ready for the season and transform your outdoor space into a place to dive in and relax.

9th May 2024 BigCommerce

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