Do you picture yourself sunbathing poolside on your vacation this summer? Do you want to spend time frolicking in the water and working on your tan? If so, a stay-cation is right up your alley. Rather than spending thousands on a vacation and spending hours planning and travelling, why not invest in your backyard instead?

The stay-cation trend is growing — and it’s no wonder. With all of the hassle that travelling entails, millions of Americans are ditching their travel plans and are spending their money to make their homes the ideal vacation destination. Pools are one of the best ways to ensure you enjoy not only your holidays this summer, but every weekend and day off too. Let’s look at some of the best ways to enjoy your at-home vacation this year.

1. Party By the Pool

Choosing to install a pool in the back yard is not only an investment in your home’s value, it’s an investment in your health and your family.

A pool can substantially raise the value of your property but, more importantly, it gives you a great outlet for physical fitness. It also makes family time together easy, allowing you to create beautiful memories with your children. Whether your kids are young, are teenagers or are adults with kids of their own, a pool is always of interest.

To make your summer stay-cation extra special, plan some family pool parties. Spend the day in the water and poolside, relaxing, swimming and playing games. Be sure to have party music ready as well as plenty of snacks, drinks and barbecue-ready foods so you can spend the day outdoors.

You can also plan an evening pool party for adults only. All you need is great food and music and lots of drinks. Just make sure if you’re serving alcohol that the pool is being used responsibly.

2. Have a Home Theatre — Outside

Why go to a drive-in when you can be way more comfortable in your very own outdoor theatre? Watching your favorite movies in your yard is a great adventure for the kids and it’s just as enjoyable for adults.

An outdoor projector makes it all possible. Aside from the necessary technology, invest in some comfy seating whether you choose loungers, beanbag chairs or traditional patio furniture. Having lots of cozy throws and pillows ensures you stay comfortable, even if the air does get a bit nippy. Be sure to stock up on your favorite theatre snacks and beverages, kick back and enjoy the show.

3. A Fire Pit

Nothing is more relaxing than an evening swim followed by a wiener and marshmallow roast over the campfire. Best at dusk, you can make this a late dinner or an evening snack. Children and teens will both enjoy sitting around the campfire with you, eating hot dogs, making s’mores and telling ghost stories.

A fire pit is also great to enjoy with your sweetie once the kids are in bed. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea together and chat while watching the flames.

All Seasons Pools and Spas

If you want to take your yard from drab to fab, All Seasons Pools and Spas can help you find the perfect swimming pool for your space. As the top pool supply store in the Northern California region, we have everything you need from pool supplies to pool accessories. Drop in for a visit with us at any of our six showrooms or send us a message to speak to one of our experts.