The newest trend in pool accessories is the in-pool umbrella. Just like the umbrella you use for shade on the pool deck, except it stands in a sleeve inside the pool, usually installed in one of the pool steps. In order to install one at home, here are some directions.
Make sure to choose an umbrella made of stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass, or another material that is resistant to chlorine and salts when utilizing a pool, especially if the pool is a saltwater one. Check with Watsons home leisure and furniture for umbrellas and canopies suited for in-pool use. Another thing to consider is that a pool umbrella could fall lower, as a height, than you anticipate while it is in the water.
In-pool umbrellas can be raised above the level of the eyes using umbrella pole extensions. The third point is that people should carefully consider positioning to offer the shade you desire throughout the year, depending on when the rays of the sun are at the highest or lowest in the sky.
Using a diamond-tipped round saw on a strong drill is the technique used to drill into existing pools. During the plastering process of a new pool, the builder will normally drill through the gunite / shotcrete to install the umbrella mounts. For location flexibility or to have multiple versions of the in-pool canopy, more than a single sleeve can be fitted.
Purchase a diamond masonry hole saw in the proper size, a little bit higher than the canopy sleeve you are using and attach it to a powerful rotary hammer drill for use on existing pools. Naturally, drain the pool before using the stud finder to locate the rebar within. Drill in a place without rebar.
Drilling could take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, so take breaks every 5 to 10 minutes to relax your drill and yourself. Some pools tend to be very thick, therefore you may need to use a hole saw attachment to keep drilling.
Use a chisel to knock away 1 inch from the top of the opening hole after the hole was successfully cut through the swimming pool’s shell so the umbrella’s holder can fit inside.
Pushing the umbrella sleeve as well as pipe into the hole while pouring a thin slurry of a moist plaster patch material, such as EZ Patch, into the hole.
Then, to stop movement and leakage, pack a thick stream of plaster over the top edge and beneath the top lip inside the ladder holder.
Use the Waterway Awning Sleeve for Cement Pools along with the Center Cap
Avoid using PVC pipe, which is suitable for pool decks because it lacks the ribbed top ring that enables you to stuff the plaster tightly inside the sleeve to make it watertight.
Umbrella Stands for the Pool Deck
According to your sun exposure, you can set umbrella supports in the pool deck, straight alongside the pool, or simply off the perimeter of the deck for vinyl & fiberglass pools (https://doh.sd.gov/documents/Food/standardsforswimmingpooldesign.pdf) or anyone who doesn’t want to make holes into their swimming pools.
It’s advised to start by using a conventional umbrella stand for a few days or even a whole season before beginning installation so that you are certain of the precise position of the permanent awning stands in the area around the pool.
The position of the umbrella is influenced by the sun’s position, which changes depending on the season and time of day. You can determine the ideal place or locations for in-deck water umbrella stands by experimenting.
The height of your umbrella is a matter of personal preference, but keep in mind that it will be at least a few inches shorter overall if it is in an 8-inch deep mid-deck umbrella stand. If necessary, install umbrella pole extenders.
Use the same procedure as described before for boring through the pool for cement decks or tile decks that are firmly connected and installed on a concrete subdeck, but drill less deeply because most poolside decks are only approximately 3–4 inches thick and most pavers are just 2-3 inches thick.
You can have a completed edge by using an umbrella sleeve, with the fluted top edge concealing the drilled hole. In addition, you can use aluminum sleeves, CPVC sleeves, or steel pipes as holders for pool umbrellas on the pool deck. Click here to read more on CPVC sleeves.
You could decide to pour a concrete column slightly off the outermost portion of the deck to take the place of a couple of loose pavers with earthen sections, or in lieu of a few bricks or pavers.
Installing In-Pool as well as In-Deck Pool Umbrella Sleeves Tips
- Before installing, play around with positioning and sun exposure.
- For masonry, utilize a strong rotary hammer drill plus a diamond hole saw.
- Attach a sleeve that fits your umbrella pole and isn’t too wide nor too narrow.
- A wood pole should not be used to support an in-pool parasol.
- Don’t leave your pool umbrellas open in strong winds.