Install A New Pool? 2 More Things To Add To Your Backyard To Make It More Enjoyable

Everyone in your home can enjoy having a pool in the backyard. This is especially true on those hot days when you cannot seem to get cool no matter where you go. Now that you got the pool installed, there are other things you can do to make your backyard more enjoyable. Two of these things are listed below so you can determine if they would be right for you.

Hot Tub

A hot tub is relaxing and can even help tired, sore muscles after a long day at work. There are a variety of hot tubs available in different price ranges. If you installed an in-ground pool, an in-ground hot tub would work well. If you choose this, you will need to hire a professional from a company like Brown's Plumbing, Pumps & Spas to install it for you. For example, a plumber is needed to install the piping, and the hot tub needs to have a heater, filter system, and chemicals. If your pool is not in-ground, you can still install an in-ground hot tub. For example, a contractor could lay concrete to install the hot tub, or you can build the hot tub into a deck or patio.

For something less expensive, there are inflatable hot tubs, also known as soft hot tubs. They can be easily moved because they can be deflated, and they are much lighter when compared to a traditional hot tub.

An inflatable hot tub is also easy to install, and you can likely do this yourself. When you purchase one it will come with everything you need. This requires unpacking, inflating, and filling it up with water using a hose. Once finished, simply turn the heater on and let the water heat up. The hot tub has a motor that is attached to it. You can install a soft hot tub anywhere on level ground or even use it inside your home as long as you have good ventilation.


A patio gives you a place to entertain, as well as a place for you and your family to enjoy sitting outside. For the flooring, you could choose flagstone, clay brick, concrete, or patio pavers. Flagstone comes in a variety of colors and is made of layers of clay, sand, and minerals.

If you choose bricks, you can choose different shapes, such as rectangular or round. Because the bricks are lightweight, you could install this yourself. You do not even have to use mortar between the bricks if you don't want to, but instead lay the bricks on a bed of sand.

If you choose concrete, you can stain it just about any color that you want after it has been poured and dried. You could also ask the concrete contractor to add a color pigment to the concrete when they are mixing it.

Patio pavers are another option and are generally made from clay, concrete, or natural stone. Patio pavers can be found in a variety of colors and designs so you can make a unique patio.

Once you finish with these two things, consider other things you can do to make your backyard more enjoyable. 

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what goes into adding a bathroom to your home?

Having a house that only has two bathrooms and three teenage girls reached a point where I thought I was going to lose my mind. In all seriousness, I thought I was going to go crazy listening to the girls battle over whose turn it was to shower or who used whose makeup. After several months of dealing with the insanity every single day, I finally talked my husband into hiring a plumber to run the plumbing we needed to install a third bathroom. Adding a bathroom was a lot of work, but it was worth it. Our blog will help you understand what goes into adding a bathroom to your home.