If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your backyard, you know it becomes the perfect place to hang out when warm weather hits. So, when it comes to furnishing this area of your backyard oasis, you will want to find the highest quality, comfiest, most functional pieces of outdoor furniture. Enjoy all your pool and your outdoor space have to offer with the perfect poolside furniture. Here is what to consider when shopping.
Make It Durable
Perhaps the most important thing to consider is how well your poolside furniture will hold up to the punishing rays of the sun and the damaging effects of chlorinated pool water. This is especially important for the seating and lounging pieces that will be located on the pool deck. While wood looks great, it does require regular maintenance to keep it protected so we recommend seating frames made from aluminum or polymer. Sunbrella cushions for outdoor furniture are always a best bet.
The most popular poolside furnishings are chaise lounges – the perfect place to plop after a refreshing dip. A sling material for the seat of the lounger is preferred because it easily whisks away moisture and is more comfortable on bare skin. You will also want to opt for a chaise lounge that has varying positions so sunbathers can lie flat on their backs, if they prefer.
An excellent choice is the Belle Isle Sling Lay-Flat Chaise. It is crafted with MGP (Marine Grade Polymer) arms and adjust to four different positions, include completely flat, as the name implies. You can select from a wide range of sling material colors and can also pick the powder coating and accent colors.
Another great choice in perfect poolside furniture is the Kingston Chaise lounge chair. This one uses traditional straps but it comes with a 2.5” or 4” cushion in your choice of durable fabric color and pattern for ultimate comfort. The Kingston lounger is available with or without arms.
After the Sun Goes Down
You can still enjoy your swimming pool after the sun goes down as long as you offer a place to stay warm and perhaps some cozy accessories, such as Sunbrella pillows and light throws.
A propane fire pit table always comes in handy year-round. Stick with a low-profile fire table so that it does not detract from the centerpiece of your backyard oasis: the pool. A coffee table firepit, such as this Classical Round propane fire pit table, works well. It is made from durable aluminum that will not degrade from weather or moisture.
Add a quartet of lounge chairs, such as these Marin Cushion chairs by O.W. Lee. They are available as static chairs or swivel rockers. Select from a variety of finish colors and fabric styles.
Make It Comfortable and Inviting
The number one thing to remember when furnishing your outdoor space is to make it both comfortable and inviting. The perfect poolside furniture will do both. Make sure you have enough chaise lounges to accommodate your family and guests. Ensure everyone has easy access to snacks and drinks by providing lots of occasional tables. Always offer a shade solution when sunbathers need to take a break away from the rays of the sun.
With the perfect poolside furniture, your backyard is sure to be the most popular place to be this summer.