Ideas For Outdoor Living For The Fall, Autumn, and Winter

Ideas For Outdoor Living For The Fall, Autumn, and Winter

How I Keep My Patio Party Presence Through Autumn

From Pool Supply World

Let’s face it:  If you live in a part of the country that experiences seasonal weather changes, the outside becomes less and less appealing as you enter the Fall and Winter months.  Unless you are a snow sports enthusiast, the outdoor living party on your patio isn’t really something that is in the forefront of your entertainment thoughts.  This post from Pool Supply World has some great ideas to employ that will change the way you view outdoor living when the mercury drops.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

I get it, you like your backyard. If you’re like me you have spent all summer balancing your chemicals, getting your pool as clear as possible and enjoying the patio life. Now that autumn is coming, hot days are turning into chilly nights, and trying to ruin your porch paradise. Here in California, this can be a strange time of year, with the days still breaking the triple digits, and the evenings cooling to below sixty degrees. It can be difficult to enjoy an evening poolside comfortably.
Last year I purchased a heat pump that was able to heat my pool till about October when I have to close it up. You may remember I just finished plastering my pool about a month ago, so I have every intention of extending my season as much as possible. The problem is, late in the summer once the sun goes down, people don’t want to swim because the outside air is so cold. The water temperature is warm, but I can’t control the weather out of my pool.
After a night of al fresco dining at a restaurant here in town I found the solution, patio heaters. I see these things on restaurant patios all the time. Running on liquid propane or natural gas these pylons of warmth belt out heat for everyone at the table. I wound up asking the manager how many canisters of fuel he goes through using his, and it turns out some of these heaters are surprisingly efficient, getting eight hours of heat on one pound of propane.

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