A two week vacation is just not long enough when the year is 52 weeks long, right? When you have your own swimming pool we offer tips on how to enjoy your poolside staycation for as long as your swimming pool is open annually. The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, TN explain that a swimming pool, no matter its accessories, is an ideal place for family staycation fun without having to take the car out of the garage!

If you and your family are looking at many, many weeks before the next vacation, turn to the backyard and decide to have a staycation after school and work and on the weekends. Why not? A pool is a vacation spot you don’t have to fight traffic, deal with airline delays or pack to enjoy!

How To Enjoy your Poolside Staycation

Here are our favorite ways to enjoy family time and feel like you’re on a vacation every time you’re around the siwmming pool.

  1. Stay cool. Even though it’s a hot summer day you can cool off poolside if your pool contractor installs misting fans. You can relax in the shade of the outdoor living space and have the cooling mists chill you out. When you’re home, you can also don your bathing suit, float on a raft and relax and chill out without having to worry about who else is going to be in the pool.
  2. Grab some me time. Declare poolside and the outdoor living space a technology-free zone (other than keeping a cell phone poolside for emergency use only. Step away from it all — just like you would on vacation — by not letting phone calls, text messages or emails intrude on your tranquility. Grab your favorite novel and beverage, relax under an umbrella and soak up the warm rays of the sun in peace.
  3. Have a party. When you have a swimming pool you have the biggest component of a pool party! Invite some friends and family over to enjoy your staycation for a few hours. Host a barbecue and a swimming party complete with movies under the stars and in pool and out of pool games that are fun for everyone.
  4. Escape for romance. When you have your own swimming pool, it can also be a romantic spot for you and your significant other. Once the children have gone to ted, you can dim the lights, slip into your suits, pour the champagne, turn on the music and swim together or just relax poolside and take in the sights and sounds of the still of the night.

Don’t let another day pass without taking steps to turn your backyard into a staycation relaxation area or a staycation hot spot– or a bit of both!