Deals to beat the heat: Discounts on grills, swings, and more.

Furnishing your backyard or patio for the summer? Take advantage of deals on lounge chairs, BBQ grills, and outdoor pools at retailers this week.

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Children play in their backyard in Traverse City, Mich., earlier this summer. Take advantage of summer and lounge about outside with discounted loungers, grills, and outdoor swings.

OK, so it's a little hot. But sitting out on the patio and relaxing in the backyard after work is one of the many great pleasures of summertime. We want you to enjoy the season in your yard with help from this roundup of backyard furniture and accessories that'll turn a warm evening into a cool hangout spot.

1. Set of 2 Fitzpatrick Sling Patio Comfort Loungers

 Store: Target
 Price: $89.50 with $14.99 s&h
 Lowest By: $15

Is It Worth It?: We want you to literally kick back and relax with your bestie in a new Editors' Choice lounge chair. This set of two comes in Tan and feature powder-coated and rust-resistant steel frames. And though they're a part of the Fitzpatrick Sling Patio Furniture Collection, these easy-to-clean chairs can easily stand alone in any patio setting.

2. Sunbeam Bostwick Barrel BBQ Grill

Store: Sears Outlet
 Price: $19.99 with in-store pickup
 Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: Looking for a new charcoal or gas grill? Head to Sears Outlet and you'll save up to 63% off on a selection of refurbished and "like new" BBQ grills. We're a fan of the barrel grill for a mere $19.99, or 60% off its marked price. While this setup is portable and maybe not suited for hosting large backyard cookouts, it's ideal for camping or as a secondary grill for roasting marshmallows around.

3. Mainstays Curved Grill Shelter

Store: Walmart
 Price: $66 with in-store pickup
 Lowest By: $43

Is It Worth It?: Don't let the sun — or even rain — get in the way of using that new grill. This 84" x 60" x 85" shelter features hooks for hanging utensils and a powder-coated steel frame and a polyester cover that is weather- and flame-resistant. Fade-resistant, it will also help keep that grill looking shiny and new for many cookouts to come.

4. Floral Outdoor Swing

Store: Walmart
 Price: $99 with in-store pickup
 Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: There's no better way to beat the heat than with a glass of lemonade on a swing. Prepare to enjoy the rest of the summer perched upon this two-seater swing with canopy after just a $100 investment.

5. Summer Escapes 18-Foot 42" Deep Metal-Walled Round Above Ground Swimming Pool

 Store: Walmart
 Price: $249 with free shipping
 Lowest By: $140

Is It Worth It?: Of course, some days are so hot that even a lemonade can't cool you down. For those there is this 3.6-foot deep pool. With three or four friends, this pool will take just 40 minutes to assemble... and it accommodates up to 10 people! Features include an iron frame, PVC, polypropylene, and polyethylene construction, SkimmerPlus 1500 pump, SureStep ladder, and more.

Joshua Nichol-Caddy is a contributor at, where this article first appeared. Original article:

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