Football season means a lot of time spent on the couch. And no matter how small, every get-together is centered around the TV because no one wants to miss a second of the game! If you’re a football fan and a pool owner, you can enjoy both at the same time with just a few tweaks to your exterior.
Instead of the laborious (and risky) process of bringing your expensive TV outside, consider investing in a weatherproof model that stays outdoors year-round. They’re designed with special features that indoor electronics don’t have, like an antiglare screen, and they’re impervious to heat, humidity, cold and rain — much like your favorite athlete. At the very least, wire your patio and install outdoor speakers so that anyone taking a dip can still hear the entertainment.
Your outdoor area is the perfect space to relax and enjoy some halftime entertainment, so make full use of it! To show support for a favorite team, put out logo. Take it a step further with napkins and plates with their team colors! This will allow you and your guests to have a festive space made for game time appetizers, sharing a few laughs and debating who will win the game.
But seriously, what could be better than watching the game from the comfort of your pool deck? Just make sure there are enough comfy chairs on hand for everyone, some little tables scattered around to hold drinks, and a few home decor items to give it that recreation-room feel.
Since warm weather and football season overlap, invest in a couple of fans to keep air circulating. Look for fans that are UL damp rated for outdoor use. If you are concerned about the presence of bugs when the sun goes down, don’t be. Waterscapes utilizes pool cages, a winning move for keeping unwanted pests out when your family and friends want to enjoy a refreshing post-game conversation on the lanai.
You have a great pool deck, so use it. With just a few tweaks and additions, you can create the perfect outdoor setting for football season — one that’s closer to the grill. An outdoor kitchen will come in handy when your team turns up the heat and inspires you to do the same with any favorite grilled meals. Now that’s a winning strategy!