Summer Backyard Essentials

Summer Backyard Essentials

Summer is finally here and everyone is itching to get outside. Regardless of whether you are outside in the middle of the day or winding down at the end of the night, with the right backyard essentials you can start making the best summer memories with your friends and family this season. RUSSO’S Pools · Spas · Outdoor Living has all of the backyard essentials you need to make your summer memorable, and we look forward to making your backyard perfect.

So what things should you add to your list of backyard essentials this summer? Read on below to get some of ideas for the perfect backyard...starting with a new pool!

A Place to Chill – Literally

Summers in Chicago can be hot and humid. There is no better way to stay cool and invigorate the senses than slipping into the refreshing waters of your very own backyard swimming pool.

While there are two basic types of pools, above ground and inground, there are several different options in both categories, each with their own price points. But don't write off pool ownership because of the price. We offer above ground pools, as well as vinyl liner and fiberglass inground pools, so no matter your budget, we have something for everyone because pools have become more affordable in recent years and there are financing options available that can make pool ownership a possibility.

A Place to Chill – Figuratively

Swap out the old plastic lawn chairs and add comfortable outdoor seating to your list of summer backyard essentials. From an intimate table with two chairs to outdoor couches and loungers, you can pick and choose outdoor furniture that suits your lifestyle and your budget.

When planning your outdoor seating area, consider how you will incorporate shade into the existing space. You may be able to do this by using existing structures and backyard features such as a large tree or shrub, and you can build your own shade by using pergolas, shade sails, and gazebos.

A Place to Cook

Nothing beats escaping the heat of the kitchen and cooking outside. Having a good grill is the first on the list of backyard essentials for cooking. If you're thinking about expanding your cooking area into an outdoor kitchen-like space, consider adding:

  • Counter tops and cabinetry
  • A sink
  • A refrigerator
  • Bar taps
  • Bar stools (as an added benefit, it will expand your lounging area!)

A Place to Play

Invest in a pool and you automatically have the perfect place to play on a hot summer's day. But consider adding other elements based on what you enjoy, as well. Splash pads and a spot for a swing set are great for younger kids, and green spaces are flexible and can accommodate several different sports and activities.

RUSSO’S Pools · Spas · Outdoor Living is your summer outdoor living headquarters in Northlake, Illinois. Celebrate summer and make sure you have all of your Chicago backyard essentials ready this season!  



RUSSO’s Pools · Spas · Outdoor Living is a family-owned pool and hot tub business located in Northlake, Illinois. Starting off as a humble storefront in 1988, we are now a major pool superstore in the greater Chicago area.

Our company offers everything you need to create a fun and relaxing backyard retreat, from inground and above ground pools to hot tubs, spas and accessories, as well as grills, patio furniture, fire pits and other items to complete your backyard oasis.  We are an authorized Caldera Spa® and Doughboy® pool dealer, and with our Price Match Guarantee you can always be sure that you are getting the best price on your pool and spa chemicals.

We offer free shipping on all orders over $50 that are within a 35 mile radius of Northlake, IL and we make sure that all items are in stock so that you get what you need, when you need it.

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