After investing in the perfect outdoor space, many homeowners are finding ways to extend the usefulness of these areas well into cooler months. Outdoor kitchens, dining rooms and entertainment areas can be warm and welcoming with the addition of infrared heaters, fire pits, fire tables, and/or fire places offering additional warmth when temperatures dip outdoors. Pair these elements with cozy setting areas and your guests will be delighted to remain outdoors well past the traditional swimming pool season.

Another updated option for poolside living is today’s pool cabanas many of which are heated and equipped with retractable walls that allow a swipe of the thumb to block the winter wind.

Hot tubs, while not a newcomer to winter’s outdoor landscape, have an updated list of options. Providing the warm caress of hydrotherapy helps soothe away the stiffness and aches brought on by a cold winter’s day.

Heating the water in your swimming pool is also an option, with a heat pump, a gas heater or a solar blanket – add an automatic cover and an app on your mobile device for control and you can stay in the swim of things year round.

So here’s to Living Poolside 365 days a year….or close to it!