The right poolside furniture  

by Pool Builders on 04-20-2011 in Articles

Having a swimming pool at your own house is one of the greatest luxuries. Especially in the summer when everyone wants to go swimming and as a results, public pools get crowded and could result in getting in to warm water where there is hardly enough room to swim a couple of laps. If you have a swimming pool at home, getting it prepared for the summer is essential for those plans to catch up on some reading by the pool or to float around in the comforting cool water while gazing up at the cloudless sky. But, filling up the pool with water is not going to be enough to make sure that you make the most out of your summer. You are also going to need some poolside furniture and accessories to fully enjoy the poolside experience.

When it comes to beach side furniture, you have to make sure that they are created with the right materials to withstand the elements. Poolside furniture is exposed to a lot of things such as sun, chlorine, cleaning chemicals, lotions and suntan oils which are harmful to painted and waxed surfaces. Modern outdoor furniture sets come in a variety of styles and lightweight materials which have the ability to withstand heavy heat as well as poolside chemical hazards while retaining its appearance.

The most essential pieces of furniture to furnish a pool side would be a couple of poolside lounging chairs and a parasol. These come in a variety of designs and can be found in just about any contemporary outdoor furniture manufacturer. But take extra care to make sure that these are as comfortable as the bed in your living room as you wouldn't want to be spending the summer lying on top of a hot chair with sticky cushions. Make sure that the parasol is light weight, easy to clean and adjustable as no matter how much you love it, the sun can get too hot sometimes.

Apart from these, you would also need a small poolside table or a trolley to hold your essential items. These don't necessarily have to be of premium quality as you won't necessarily expect comfort out of these. Check out your local outdoor furniture sale to find great deals. It would also be cheaper to go outdoor furniture shopping in the colder months as they tend to get a little low priced.

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