High quality pool furniture can be a big investment, but it can also offer huge rewards. Comfortable, long-lasting furniture will greatly enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor space. But, with such a dizzying array of furnishings available in so many types, what best suits your needs? Lets take a look at some different options, their advantages and their disadvantages.
Extruded Aluminum: Extruded aluminum is forced thru a steel die to create lengths of material which can then be bent and welded into finished furniture. The result is a hollow material with reinforcement channels inside for strength. What's the difference between a high quality chair from an established company like Tropitone and a cheaper chair from a no-name company? A big part of it is the thickness of the outer walls and inner channels. A thicker extrusion will not crack when bent and shaped into furniture. These cracks are often tiny and not noticeable under the paint until the metal begins to break. High end manufacturers use extruded aluminum with much thicker outer walls and inner channels that can last a lifetime.
Recycled Plastic:One of the newest categories of pool furniture is the environmentally friendly recycled plastic. With solid, weight construction, vibrant colors, and almost no upkeep required, recycled plastic furniture has become a popular choice for boat docks and oceanfront settings. Maintenance is as simple as a garden hose and nozzle.
Sling Furniture: Slings are a vinyl-based material stretched across the frame of a chair or chaise lounge to create a seat and back. Slings can be cooler to sit in because of the open-weave nature of the material. Even after a pouring rain, sling furniture can be dry and ready to use within a very short time. Slings normally will last about 6 to 8 years but established manufacturers will offer replacements that will make your chair or chaise look, and sit, like new. ParknPool also offers a wide selection of replacement fabrics that can give your old furniture a completely different look. Good sling furniture can give you many years of comfort with almost no upkeep.
As you can see, there are more choices than ever to complement your outdoor space or pool area. With a little planning and knowledge you can make a purchase that will give you years of satisfaction. To learn more about your pool furniture options, call ParknPool at 877.777.3700 and let our account managers help you figure out what type of pool furniture is right for you!