“Fall” into Your Backyard with Fun Features

Perhaps you already have a swimming pool or are thinking of getting one, but regardless, you no doubt spent time outdoors in your backyard this summer. But the winds are finally changing. There is crispness in the air, and that means one thing: IT’S FINALLY FALL!!! Perhaps in your area of the world, your pool area is now closed. If you don’t have the feature of a heated pool, it might be too cool for swimming. But just because your pool is not available for swimming, doesn’t mean that your backyard pool area can’t still be a great place for a gathering.

When fall rolls around, the weekends are filled with lots of activities - including football. Endless Saturdays and Sundays are spent checking scores, surfing from game to game and no matter if it’s college or the pros – let’s face it - football is a fall tradition. So if you are having some friends over for the game, why not move that party outside by the pool to take in all that the cool weather has to offer? Fire up the grill, enjoy some beverages, lounge outside by the fire feature or the pool with added lighting features and enjoy the game.

Fall is especially a great time of the year to spend with family, relaxing outdoors at night. However, as the nights get cooler, it becomes necessary to stay warm. A fire feature tends to be one of the most popular outdoor accompaniments to your swimming pool area. Fireplaces and fire pits have become popular because of their ability to be the center point of an evening of fun, with everyone sitting and talking around the fire.  Ranging in various shapes and sizes, a fire pit is one of the most common fire features and has become a standard backyard installation. An outdoor fire pit can be wood burning or set up for natural gas or propane. A wood fire pit makes for a great evening, but requires cleanup, so, most homeowners tend to prefer the quick and easy gas setup. A built-in fireplace is another great way to make a statement in any backyard landscaping or pool project. This gorgeous focal feature can integrate with your pool or outdoor kitchen and can take on the design and feel of the house, backyard, or patio.

Did you know that getting an amazing backyard for gatherings is easier than ever with the financing options that are available? LightStream.com, the lending division of SunTrust Bank, has teamed up with SwimmingPool.com to deliver fixed rate, unsecured financing to highly qualified applicants for the construction of a pool, outdoor kitchen and/or landscape improvements. There is also no paperwork or appraisals. In minutes, borrowers with excellent and substantial credit can obtain a loan up to $100,000 at a competitive rate. And, there are never any LightStream fees, processing charges or penalties for early payment. LightStream loans can be used for any backyard project including landscaping, decking, outdoor kitchens, fire features and more. Don’t wait another year to increase your home’s appeal and create a fun gathering place for friends and family. Learn more about the Lightstream swimming pool financing program today. Start planning your new lifestyle tomorrow!