Heat Survival Guide: How To Keep Your Front And Backyard Cool In Summer 2022

It's summer, and despite it being blazing hot outside, no one wants to get locked up in their house all summer long, AGAIN!

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But If your perfect plan to counter the heat is to simply run to your backyard unprepared while expecting some refreshing air, the scorching heat will melt you like the Wicked Witch of the West at the end of The Wizard of Oz.

You’re in luck though because ShrubHub is here to tell you about some of the coolest ideas to keep your front or back yard habitable all summer long.

Build a Stock Tank Pool

We all know that swimming pools are a great way to beat the heat and get in some exercise at the same time. But not all pools are created equal. Some pools are expensive, extremely hard to install, and can bring a lot of unwanted chores. That’s why the first thing on our list is building an affordable, easy to install stock tank pool!

Stock Tank Pools are the easiest and least expensive way to enjoy an above-ground pool. You can build it all on your own in an afternoon, and it will be ready for a dive before the sun sets.

Stock tank pools are made of recycled plastic or galvanized steel, which makes them easy to install, clean and move around as needed. Stock tank pools also come with a liner that makes them durable.

The Advantages of Building a Stock Tank Pool:

One of the biggest advantages that stock tank pools offer you is that it allows you to enjoy a cooling dip in your own backyard without having to pay hundreds of dollars for installation costs or thousands of dollars for an in-ground pool.

Unlike inflatable play pools, they aren't prone to punctures or leaks that could cause serious injury or property damage.

Stock tank pools are also safer than other types of above-ground swimming pools because they don't require any electrical components or pumps that could pose a danger if they malfunction.

What Do I Need to Build a Stock Tank Pool?

The first step is to find an appropriate stock tank. Stock tanks are available at most hardware stores, but they're also easy to find at farm supply stores and feed stores.

Remember that the size of your pool will depend on how many people you expect to swim in it — a 50 gallon stock tank is enough to fit 4 people comfortably, but if you have more friends or kids, you can get a bigger tank.

You will also need a drill to create holes in the bottom of the tank for water drainage and also to cut out holes for screws.

To sand down rough edges if you’re using a metal stock tank, you’ll also need some sandpaper. You might also need some rust-resistant paint or silicone sealant.

Install a Plunge Pool

If you’re into elegantly designed expensive pools, then plunge pools are another great versatile option to consider.

A plunge pool is a small, shallow pool made from concrete and steel that looks similar to an above ground hot tub. The water is circulated by electric pumps and kept at around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it perfect for relaxing on hot days. It's also one of the best pool ideas for a small yard.

There are many different types of plunge pools available in the market. Some have built-in lighting systems and even waterfalls, while others come with slides and viewing decks.

You can also find some that have hot tubs attached to them. The most common type however, is the basic flat-bottom plunge pool which looks like an oversized bathtub with sides that rise about 30 inches high all around it for safety purposes.

How Do I Install a Plunge Pool?

First, you'll need to hire a professional pool installer. Hiring a professional will ensure that your pool is installed properly and safely. You also won't have to worry about any legal liabilities if something goes wrong during installation or maintenance later down the road. The cost for this service varies depending on where you live and how big your pool is going to be.

Next, you'll want to choose where you want your plunge pool placed in your yard or garden area. You'll need at least 12 feet of space around it on all sides (including height) so that anyone who wants to use it doesn't hit their head against anything when diving into the pool.

Lastly, dig out the area where you want your plunge pool to be located and make sure that it is level with the ground around it. Make sure that there is enough depth of ground underneath so that it will not sink into the ground during heavy rain or snow.

It’s fair to mention that it’s more difficult to maintain the water quality and cleanliness of a plunge pool, especially if you have it in an enclosed space.

If you don’t know where to start with a plunge pool project or whether your yard is big enough or not, you can always contact the professional landscape designers at Shrubhub.

Inflatable Pools for Small Spaces

The last swimming pool option we have on our list is installing an inflatable pool. Inflatable pools are a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about cleaning up.

They're also cheap, lightweight and easy to store, which means they won't take up much room in your garage or backyard shed. If you're looking for some fun outside this summer that won't require much space or cost a lot of money, inflatable pools are an easy way to go!

Inflatable pools come in all shapes and sizes—from small kiddie pools for kids who want some splash time on a hot day all the way up through adult swimming pools with built-in seats that let you relax while taking a dip. These inflatables can be used anywhere there's access to water (and electricity).

Inflatable pools come in all shapes and sizes—from small kiddie pools for kids who want some splash time on a hot day all the way up through adult swimming pools with built-in seats that let you relax while taking a dip. These inflatables can be used anywhere there's access to water (and electricity).

Plant Shade Trees

Wanna keep your yard cool, but not into swimming? Then why don’t you plant a couple of shade trees?

Shade trees can help reduce the temperature of your home by keeping it cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. Some of them have leaves that turn bright colors in fall or winter giving your home a gorgeous yard.

Shade trees are not only beautiful, they also provide shade and a sense of security. They can also help cool the air in your yard or patio, reduce the amount of dirt and pollen in your home, and help keep your house cooler during the summer months.

The Benefits of Having Shade Trees in Your Yard or Patio:

Shade trees cool the air around them, reducing the temperature by up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). This means that you don't have to run your air conditioning as much, saving you money on utility bills.

Shade trees also provide privacy from neighbors' eyes, making it easier for you to relax outside without being seen.

They also help reduce the amount of dust in your home. This is especially helpful for people with allergies or asthma, who might suffer from dust mite allergies or asthma attacks when there is too much dust in their home.

Install Patio Misters

Patio misters are a fun and economical way to cool off any outdoor space. They’re easy to install, and it can be used not only on patios, decks and porches but also in garages, workshops and other areas that are prone to excessive heat.

A patio misting system is composed of small water pumps that distribute water from a water supply to the misters. A typical patio misting system will have between eight and twelve nozzles on each side of the house and may also include one or two nozzles at the back end of the house.

Installing a patio mister takes just minutes because you simply hook up the water supply line from your home’s faucet through an existing garden hose.

You will also need to connect each nozzle with tubing to a timer which controls when the pump runs, how long it runs and what time it turns off and on again.

The timer also connects directly with each nozzle so that it can control which nozzles are spraying at any given time or even shut down certain ones if they aren't needed at that time.

They’ll allow you to conserve water usage while still keeping your patio cool enough for guests during hot summer days!

In short,

This summer, don’t let the heat keep you from having fun outdoors. Whether it’s time for some DIY projects or just some good old fashioned chilling out—we hope these ideas will help make your summer a little less hot.

And if you’re looking for a way to renovate your front or back yard entirely, then contact Shrubhub’s experts today to find out more about their awesome affordable landscaping options.

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