1. Outdoor poolside furniture is usually made from weather-resistant materials like plastic or teak that will stand up to wind, sun, rain, and snow. Your pool chairs should be heavy enough that they won't blow away in a storm, yet light enough to move or store, if needed.
2. Care must be taken to protect your pool chairs
from other harsh elements like chlorine and suntan lotion. Keep the sealant or paint coat intact and wipe down the exterior, including all the nooks and crannies, frequently with a wet rag and mild detergent.
3. Poolside seating is available in a variety of materials to suit your needs and style. Wrought iron pool chairs and cast aluminum pool chairs are durable and rust-resistant, while vinyl and resin pool chairs repel rain and are lightweight. Expect to replace vinyl pool chairs every two years and other types every five years.
4. Most wood pool chairs
made from teak, which contains natural silica that makes it resistant to decay, rot, and warping. Apply a standard deck and furniture sealant every year to prolong the life of your chair.
5. Outdoor wicker chairs give your pool the feel of a tropical resort but requires special care. With wicker pool chairs
, it is especially important to maintain the sealant or paint coat and to bring the chairs indoors during inclement weather.
6. Pool chairs are designed to be resistant to weather and harsh chemicals, not necessarily for comfort. Full-size pool chair cushions
add a touch of luxury, but make sure the pool chair cushions are stuffed with quick-drying foam and covered with a fabric resistant to sun, water, and mildew.
7. Poolside storage benches are excellent multi-purpose additions to your backyard. In addition to providing extra seating, pool benches can store and protect water toys, pool maintenance equipment, or chair cushions.
8. No pool is complete without a poolside chaise lounge for soaking up the rays in between swims. Practice sun safety and always wear sunscreen!
9. If you live in an area with a long winter, you'll want to store your poolside chairs to prolong their lifespan. Folding pool chairs
and stackable pool chairs
take up less storage space in your garage or shed and are lightweight for convenience.
10. A strap pool chair
is made from a lattice pattern of straps that provide stretchy support and free air flow to keep you cool as you relax on a hot summer day. Sling chairs, on the other hand, use a piece of breathable fabric stretched over the frame for an even, comfortable surface.