Pool and hot tub ownership means having access to relaxation and fun in the comfort of your home year-round. While you may not use your pool in the colder months, that doesn’t mean the backyard needs to be off-limits. It’s very possible you can enjoy your backyard and all that it offers during the holiday season. Extend the festivities to your backyard by making the most of your gorgeous surroundings and taking advantage of your amenities this time of year. 

1. Soak in the Hot Tub

When the weather is cold, many people remain indoors to keep themselves cozy and warm. Because this won’t entirely shield the cold from reaching your joints, this is where a hot tub comes in. Take advantage of hot tub ownership by making it a point to enjoy a luxuriously warm, refreshing soak either at the end of the day or right when you wake up. 

Soaking in a hot tub in the colder months is a perfect way to ease your aches and pains, while also helping reduce the stress that the holiday season may bring. Since your body needs to adapt to the cooler temperature changes, it’s advisable to hop into the tub at a lower temperature than you normally would and later adjust to a higher setting. 

Soaking in the hot tub in your backyard during the holiday season can also be a great family bonding time. Think about bringing dessert and drinks and let everyone enjoy their favorite as they feel the warmth and give thanks for the season. 

2. Get Cozy Fireside

As the temperature goes down, you may feel like you have no option but to stay indoors. But with a fire pit to keep you warm, why not take advantage of the beautiful holiday season outdoors? The summer bonfires don’t have to fade away into memories since you can still enjoy them in the winter. Be sure to invest in a fire pit that will allow everyone to gather around, chat the evening away, and just soak up the season.

3. Don’t Forget the Lights

Outdoor lights are magical when it comes to bringing your backyard pool to life at night during the off-season. A well-illuminated poolscape spotlights other decorations you might have done around the pool area and brings the much-needed holiday vibe.

Go for lights that enhance your holiday theme and place them at strategic points around the poolscape to make the whole area evenly illuminated.

Single-colored lights such as twinkling blue, white, or soft white bring better illumination during the holidays than multicolored lights of green and red. You can also blend different lighting options such as string lights, large bulb lights, LED rope lights, and a few well-lit blow-up figures to illuminate your outdoor space. Remember that simplicity is always better and makes a gorgeous statement on its own. 

Relaxing and Welcoming Enjoyment

Don’t let the winter season keep you indoors this holiday season. There are many ways to still take advantage of your beautiful backdrop and incorporate your outdoor living space into your celebrations. To ensure you have everything to keep your pool and hot tub ready for the off-season, be sure to stop by our pool supply store in Coventry to stock up on everything you need. 


The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is the leading full-service pool and spa company in Rhode Island. Their business had its beginnings in 1987 when co-owner Ron Leclerc began selling pool supplies out of the back of his Camaro. In 2001, Ron and his wife Debbie opened their 7,000 square foot facility in Coventry. This extensive and beautiful showroom is the result of years of hard work and represents a long-standing tradition of excellence and commitment to giving Rhode Islanders the best pool and spa service, advice, and products.  

From installing vinyl liner inground swimming pools to selling gorgeous Dimension One hot tubs to offering free water-testing and professional service in their store, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is your place for everything pool and spa. They are a proud BioGuard Platinum Dealer and also offer a huge selection of other brands of swimming pool and hot tub supplies, including Loop-Loc Pool Safety Covers, above ground pools, and Hayward equipment. But, more than anything, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island strives to give their customers a wonderful experience from beginning to end. 

Visit The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island at 2200 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry or at splashtime.com or give them a call at (401) 392-1300. They serve all of Rhode Island, including Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Richmond, and Hopkinton.