There is nothing like the fun and luxury of a pool in your very own backyard but to get the most out of your pool, you need some strategically placed furniture. Pool furniture gives you somewhere to relax in between swims and also really helps to set off your whole pool area in general. Here are our tips to ensure that you choose the perfect pool furniture. For more advice or hints, visit your local outdoor furniture retailer
who will be only too happy to help.
Spend the Money!
When it comes to pool furniture it can be tempting to just buy a cheap plastic setting but you really should buy the very best that you can afford. Spending that little bit of extra money will mean that you end up with furniture that is of high quality and that will last for far longer. This is vital for pool furniture as higher quality materials and construction means that it will hold up better to the water as well as the chemicals found in the pool water. It’ll also fare better against the sun as the furniture will have better UV protection.
Keep the Pool in Mind When You Make Your Choice
When you are choosing your outdoor furniture, make sure you keep the pool in mind. That is, know that the pool furniture you choose will be subject to tougher conditions than other types of outdoor furniture. Materials that you can choose from include stainless steel, galvanised steel, anodised aluminium, teak, jarrah, and all weather wicker. When you are choosing the main material for your pool furniture, make sure that it can hold up well to water (after all, it’ll be subject to splashes and people sitting on it while they’re still wet), the sun, and the wind. There is no point in choosing pieces of pool furniture that you have to put away or clean after every single use – that’s just not practical!
Think About Comfort and Style
When you think of spending time around the pool, you think of lounging around the pool, sunnies on and drink in hand. Choose pieces of furniture that fit into that and make your pool feel like a resort. Think sun beds, loungers, day beds, cushy armchairs, and things like that. Add a big table for an after swim feast or a bunch of smaller tables to hold towels, drinks, books, sunscreen, and any other thing you need. Once you’ve gotten your comfort sorted, think about style. Look to your pool landscaping for inspiration here. Do you want sleek modern lines, or to create a more opulent resort feel? Maybe tropical is the way you want to go here. Either way, look for pieces of pool furniture that match the look and feel that you are going for.