those who enjoy their swimming pool, choosing pool furniture is an
important step in decorating their outdoor space. This type of outdoor
furniture needs special protection, not only from Mother Nature, but
also from the unnatural chemicals that are added to pools.
Furnishings for use near a pool are available in many material choices
and styles. Some of these include:
• Vinyl strapped lounges and chairs
• Plastic chaise lounges, plastic table and chair sets.
• Cast aluminum with mesh sling seats.
• Wooden teak lounge chairs.
• Wrought iron poolside sets.
Many of the above mentioned styles are made comfortable to sit in
with cushions made from fabric and materials specifically designed
for outdoor use. Cushions add softness and comfort, but also a touch
of decorative color, texture and pattern.
Most poolside furniture requires special coatings or treatments to
resist mildew, rot, mold, chemicals and fading. Wrought iron and cast
aluminum, for example, require a powder coat rust free finish. Wood
needs special staining that usually requires repetitive re-staining
to preserve it. It is important to determine which maintenance you
are comfortable with doing on a regular basis. This can help you find
the right pool furniture just by the maintenance necessary.
It is normal for pool furniture to get a lot of use. If you enjoy
your pool on a constant or at least very regular basis, you may want
to consider sturdier furnishings near the pool. It is a prudent idea
to consider is “hotel quality” poolside chairs. These
are built to seat many people, be used on a several-times-a-day basis
and hold up for many years under such strenuous circumstances. Many
consumers, especially those who live in a year-round temperate climate,
find that commercial grade outdoor furnishings last longer than the
ones typically marketed as residential pool furniture.
Finding the right furniture for your pool area can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there are many retailers and Internet retail sites that
offer solutions to your outdoor decorating dilemmas. Once you find
the pool furniture for your situation and preferences, you will likely
find it much more comfortable to enjoy your pool, read a book at poolside
and host pool parties.