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No Travel Required: Vacation Safely in Your Backyard

No Travel Required: Vacation Safely in Your Backyard - If you love to relax and kick back during the summer but don’t want to hassle with booking a plane, making hotel reservations and jockeying for position on a crowded beach, there’s a better way: stay home! When you outfit your backyard with all the summer essentials for a good time – from a pool and patio to outdoor kitchen and grill – you are well-equipped for a staycation that’s more affordable and relaxing.

Plus, no matter what’s going on in the world, you know you can just take a few steps out your back door to experience the best kind of vacation there is. No worries of cancellations, crowded airports and the like. Research shows that more than half (53 percent) of Americans say they will be taking a staycation this year. And with more and more employees (41 percent) feeling guilty or shamed for taking a “real” vacation, staycations are gaining in popularity touting the same rejuvenating effects of a vacation without leaving town.

Here at Central Jersey Pools, we make it easy to achieve the outdoor oasis of your dreams. Here’s how.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor living spaces are becoming more popular with homeowners these days, and for good reason. From comfy furniture and spas to outdoor fire pits and wood pizza ovens, it’s easier than ever to create an outdoor space that has everything you need for a great vacation.

Adding some flair to your backyard is made possible with the addition of these cool amenities by Central Jersey Pools:

  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Cooking islands
  • Wet bar islands
  • Docking stations for electronics
  • Water features, i.e., fountains
  • Pergolas
  • Saunas, spas and hot tubs
  • Gazebos, pavilions and furniture for outdoor seating
  • Surrounds for hot tubs
  • Cabanas and other outdoor room designs

Here are some things you can do with an outdoor kitchen and living space:

Become a Grilling God

This ain’t your dad’s grilling station. However, the grill isn’t even the main focal point – it’s the storage, seating and prep space that goes around it. Extra prep space means you’ll have plenty of room to season your meats, set up a condiment station and assemble your burgers. Here’s just one idea for a barbecue unit and a two-level L-shaped grill area from HGTV. A Texas-style touch and extra shade complement a hand-scraped cedar and stained pergola.


A fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, separated from the rest of the living area, allows you to utilize the two areas on their own, says HGTV. The key to efficiency? Zoning your outdoor living space into logical uses. For instance, your cook space should have plenty of room to prep, chop and cut, along with spots to set up ingredients and utensils. You may also want a buffer area near the seating island to guard guests from any heat and grease splatter. When you have zones, you have a better flow!

Next-Level Living

When you like to cook and entertain a lot, you know how frustrating it is to rush back and forth between the outdoor patio area and prep central – AKA the kitchen. When your kitchen and entertainment area is all in one spot, you don’t have to miss out on any of the conversation and fun times.  


Of course, what outdoor living space would be complete without an inground or above ground pool? Central Jersey Pools also offers custom pools to complement your backyard. The possibilities are endless.

Our custom pools feature a whole host of options, such as:

  • Varying shapes and sizes
  • Different liners
  • Multi-tiered levels
  • Attached spas
  • Safety fencing
  • Safety covers
  • Accessories

The biggest benefit to custom pool installation is the ability to choose from a selection of fully-customizable features for your pool area, such as:

  • Pool bars
  • Fountains
  • Waterfalls
  • Stairs and diving boards
  • Unique lighting elements

Customizing the materials used is another way you can make your pool unique. From custom tile mosaics to pebble finish liners to textured built-in pool benches, you can achieve the highest standards of luxury with a custom pool. And whether you want a traditional rectangular pool, an oval, kidney shape, or free form design, we will work with you to design and build the pool of your dreams.

Contact Central Jersey Pools

Are you ready to customize your outdoor living space for the perfect no-travel-required spot? We can help. Contact us in Freehold at 732-702-5720.

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